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Laura asks…

Heart palpitations, high pulse rate, elevated blood pressure! Help! Any natural remedies?

I have been under tons of stress that lead to my heart palpitating. I’m 27, overweight, with a history of anxiety. I had an ecg done that looked normal at that time…will see a cardiologist in 3 weeks just in case. Doctor prescribed Xanax, but I want to try a natural substance first. I have talked to several nurses who believe it is anxiety. I’m scared crapless just thinking of them occurring again. My blood pressure is in the pre-hypertension range of 140/90, with a resting pulse rate between 90-96. I quit the caffeine ASAP, and eating healthier. What natural tea or whatever can help to avoid xanax?

vti answers:

First, If you do have a heart condition, you need to be very cautious as far as the natural remedies go, because everyone’s body responds differently to different herbal remedy’s. First you have to find out what is the true cause before you can treat it adequately. The weight is definitely adding extreme stress to the heart, it weaken’s the heart, and makes all of the organs have to work harder which will raise your blood pressure and pulse. But that being said, those are not nearly the only causes for this, it could be many different things. Are you on any current meds?, are you dehydrated, has your thyroid blood levels been checked etc etc….all of those things can potentially affect the heart rhythm and pulse rate…along with stress as you mentioned. Ask your physician if you can get a referral to a nutritionist, have your doc do blood work CBC, Thyroid as well. Just try to eat better, stay hydrated, plenty of rest and excercise’s such as walking, swimming etc. As far as remedy’s to help you I like Stash Chai Green Tea during the day, that helps alot, and it also raises your metabolism, and reduces hunger. At night you should try not to eat carbs within 2-3 hours of bedtime, this helps you to sleep better, if your hungry, try a small piece of low fat cheese, or 4 oz non fat milk, or a small protein snack, this helps you to relax, and sleep better, you can also try Camomile tea at night, works wonders, also if you buy Pure Lavender Essential oil, dilute 10 drops to 8 oz of water, and spritz it on you throughout the day, or anytime you need to settle down and relax, you can spritz it on your bed linens, pillows, in your bath…but word of caution…you will definitely be relaxed and potentially sleepy….it is not a drug, it is all natural, and very therapeutic…..good luck to you

Sharon asks…

i have just discovered i have high blood pressure any ideas on how i can reduce this with natural remedies etc

vti answers:

Yes there are natural remedies for high blood pressure.
First cut the salt down or out in your diet. Take a walk everyday. You don’t have to power walk but walk at least 15-20 minutes. As you get more used to it you can increase your walking pace. Take the stairs whenever possible. Cut out the junk food. If you smoke cut way back or stop if you can smoking does raise your blood pressure. Eat bananas. Drink plenty of water. Get a cd or video of deep breathing excercizes this will also help you to reduce your stress level and as a by product reduce your blood pressure. Try the pomegranate juice or better yet eat a pomagranate and chew up the seeds, they’re a good source of fiber. Try to stay away from processed foods like frozen dinners, white bread and donuts and fast food.Eat whole wheat bread – Check The Label – If Whole Wheat Flour isn’t the first ingredient its NOT whole wheat bread. Eat vegetables with lots of color in them Tomatoes, red & yellow peppers, squash, kale, mustard greens, spinach, broccoli rabe. There’s lots of real good stuff in them to keep you healthy. Also eat fresh fruit/ they too have lots of stuff in them to keep you healthy and the complex carbs break down slowly and help to keep your appetite from getting out of control. Keep in mind that this is the only body you get and you have to treat it kindly. It’s a really complex piece of machinery if you will much like our earth’s ecosystem. You mess with one thing and it always affects other things in the system. You don’t have to go on a crash diet or take pills if you take some responsibility for your eating habits if you learn how to respect the vehicle that is your body you can reduce your blood pressure and cholestoral too.
I have done it and so have lots of other people & you can too. Good Luck and happy eating.
LL

Robert asks…

What is a natural herb you can take 4 HIGH BLOOD pressure without taking prescribed medication?

vti answers:

Homeopathic Remedies for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Head remedy; with nervousness (during pregnancy use with care) Rauwolfia S.Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly

With depression; suicidal tendency; cardiac symptoms Aurum Met 200X or 1M, 10 min (3 Doses)

With arteriosclerosis and senile paresis Aurum Iod 30X, 6 hourly

With senility and senile behavioural changes Baryta Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

Systolic pressure high and diastolic pressure very low Baryta Mur 3X or 6X, 4 hourly

With constriction in heart region and anginal pain Cactus G.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X, 3 hourly

For fat and flabby patient; sweat on head, palms and soles, craving for eggs; chilly patient Calcarea Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

In old age;old bachelors and old maids Conium Mac 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

Palpitations in slight exertion; dyspnoea, insomnia and gastric complaints Crataegus Ox.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X 4 hourly

Due to shock (broken love affair etc) emotional disturbances Ignatia 200X or 1M 4 hourly(3 Doses)

Due to congestion in brain; severe headache, lassitude and dizziness Glonoine 3X or 6X, 1/2 hourly

Due to syphilitic origin; lancinating pain in head and bones Kali Iod.30X or 200X 4 hourly (3 Doses)

Due to gastric origin; flatulence; craving for sweets and warm food; worse 4 – 8 P.M. Lycopodium 30X or 200X, 4 hourly

Due to shock or grief; hyperthyroidism, goitre, addision’s disease, diabetes ,etc. Desire for salt preparations Natrum Mur 200X or 1M 10 min (3 Doses)

In syphilitic cases; angina pectoris; vertigo, dyspnoea and endocarditis Natrum Iod.30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses)

In tall, intelligent, hypertensive people; craves for icy cold things; fear of dark and storms, etc. Phosphorus 30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses)

With sclerotic degeneration specially of spinal cord Plumbum Iod 30X or 200X, 6 hourly

Due to grief; apprehension, dullness, loss of thirst etc. Gelsemium 30X or 200X, 3 hourly

During menopausal stage; worse after sleep; great loquacity Lachesis 30X or 200X, 4 hourly

Bursting pain in head; better by cold application, pressure, vertigo; palpitation of heart; worse when alone; sleeplessness with heaviness in head; oedematous swelling on face and legs Boerhaavia Diffusa Q (Mother Tincture) or 6X , 4 hourly

Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.
Curing without any side effects or Complications; thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine

Take Care and God Bless all of you..

Please check this article too if you have Hypertension :- http://www.hpathy.com/diseases/hypertension-symptoms-treatment-cure.asp

Mark asks…

are there alternative remedys for high blood pressure?

I am currently taking bp medication, just wondering if there are alternatives to this

vti answers:

There are treatments that MIGHT help with high blood pressure. These include magnesium, calcium, omega-3 oils, coenzyme Q10, hibiscus. Yoga, other forms of exercise and types of relaxation like meditation might help. In yoga, avoid inverted (upside-down) poses like shoulderstands or headstands.

However, the risks of hypertension are great, from strokes to heart attacks, especially when this problem is chronic.

I strongly suggest you don’t self-medicate with this condition. Perhaps you can find a qualified MD who specializes in alternative remedies for hypertension.

I suggest you continue with your bp medication. With your doctor’s consent, you might add some natural remedies to the conventional medication. Hopefully, your bp will return to normal with the medication. Possibly, you can then taper off the bp medication and see if any alternative remedies can help to keep your bp normal and stable.

For now, take the meds to lower your blood pressure. Think of alternative remedies as possible aids to the medication, NOT as replacements. I wish you well.

EDIT: Dr. Andrew Weil is one of the leading authorities on integrative medicine, which combines the best of alternative and conventional medicine. There’s a possibility you might be helped by his Healthy Heart Kit. Http://www.amazon.com/Healthy-Heart-Kit-Andrew-Weil/dp/159179790X

David asks…

home remedies to reduce high blood pressure?

vti answers:

A healthy, well-balanced, low fat diet is extremely important for hypertension patients. Fresh fruits and vegetables are a must ( garlic should be included ) as the potassium present in them counters the effect of salt taken which in turn is a blood pressure increasing agent. Kidney patients, though, should keep a watch over their potassium intake. This diet of fruits and vegetables will also provide you with anti-oxidants, so very important for your general well being. This diet gets rid of the toxins in the body as well.

Obesity, and this holds true for people of any age, is a sure shot cause of high blood pressure. So reduce your weight to appropriate levels (your doctor will guide you in this matter).

Keep your mind relaxed by doing some kind of meditation, if possible, and try to keep your anxiety level low. Although there are many options like self hypnosis, biofeedback and transcendental meditation (TM) or progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) program; yoga is supposed to be the most effective.

There are a number of herbal and homeopathic remedies that are well known for their ability to control high blood pressure with great success. Unlike conventional medicines, which do not always address the root cause, natural remedies can do this without the risk of side effects or addiction.

In keeping with a holistic approach to health, Naturopaths recognize that high blood pressure may be a sign or symptom of imbalance in the body and thus recommend a combination of lifestyle changes and natural remedies to remove the causes of the high blood pressure, rather than simply just treating the symptoms.

Remember to always source your natural remedies from a reputable company in order to ensure safety, efficacy, and correct therapeutic dosage.

You may get more info here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/h/highbloodpressure.htm

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