Many medications, including hypertension drugs, have side effects. Some of the side effects common to hypertension include; diarrhea, cough, headaches, nausea and drowsiness. This is one of the reasons why most people opt to go for natural home remedies.
A LITTLE EXERCISE WON’T HURT
Your heart is a muscle. You probably knew that already. Exercising not only works on your biceps and triceps but does your heart a great deal of good, making it stronger hence easier to pump blood. Any side effects? Yes. You will lose that extra fat.
CUT ON YOUR SODIUM INTAKE
Sodium plays a big role in high blood pressure. It does this by disrupting the fluid balance in your body. Excess water is drawn from surrounding tissues to flush out the sodium. This makes it harder for the heart to pump blood. Take less than 2300mg a day of sodium to be on the safe side.
Hibiscus is known to have diuretic properties. This takes off the pressure from arterial walls by drawing sodium from the blood stream. It also acts as an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Simply put, they relax blood vessels, hence decreasing blood pressure. So get to sipping.
Coconut water is rich potassium, magnesium, and vitamin c. Your heart being a muscle needs these minerals. The best coconut water is found in green, unripe coconuts. Studies show that this water deals a blow to systolic blood pressure.
Fish oil is high in omega three fatty acids. These are the kind of fat you want. This is due to they have anti-coagulant and anti-inflammatory abilities. These enable them to lower blood pressure.