Sunday, 2 December 2012

How Herbal Home Remedy Might Just Thwart another Tragedy

How Herbal Home Remedy Might Just Thwart another Tragedy

"It was so sudden...just a split second, and she was gone."

July 6, 2007, 1 PM. The phone rang without let up for about 2 minutes. Mark was about to stand up to get it when Faye dashed outside of the room and eagerly put the phone's receiver against her ear. It was their 18 -yr. old daughter, Sally.

Sally just topped the board exam for chemical engineers and automatically, as if on cue, corporate giants sent her fillers for lucrative job offers. After days of weighing her options, which one to choose, Sally bagged the best offer, and she lost no time to call home the good news.

Faye was "jumping with joy" literally and figuratively, when she told Mark about it. Mark was excited as well, but for a split second, his attention was drawn to Faye, who was slumped on the floor.

July 6, 2007, 1:45 PM. Faye was declared dead on arrival for apparent stroke.

High Blood Pressure, interchangeably referred to as hypertension is one of the leading causes of deaths in the US and most parts of the world. It is the precursor of stroke, heart attack, heart failure, kidney infection and other health conditions with nearly fatal results. Often referred to as the "hushed killer", high blood pressure delivers its fatal blow, almost without warning. When it does give a warning, often times, it is too late - Irreversible damage such as paralysis of the limbs or to be in total "vegetable" state is as worse as death.

Your likelihood of acquiring high blood pressure develops as you age, but it may affect young people, too such as those with diabetes and those who are overweight. The only lighted torch, which signifies danger are two sets of numbers referred to as the systolic and the diastolic pressures.

Systolic refers to a reading of the blood pressure when the heart beats and pumps blood through the blood vessels while diastolic refers to blood pressure, which registers between heartbeats or when the body has rested.

Normal blood pressure registers less than 120/80 mmHg. A person on the brink of high-blood pressure has systolic pressure between 120 and 139 and diastolic pressure between 80 and 89. At its worse scenario, people with 140/90 mmHg or up are suffering from high blood pressure.

Is the rise in blood pressure preventable? Can it be managed?

"Actually, what intimidates efforts to effectively ward off high blood pressure is nothing else but your decision. Yes, you are your own worse enemy." says Anne Johnson, a registered nurse in Dallas, Texas. She was an eye witness to hospital dramas involving patients who, at the peak of their careers or not even at their prime years, succumbed to stroke.

High blood pressure can be controlled. Here are seven (7) ways how:

1.) Lose weight.
2.) Quit smoking.
3.) Exercise.
4.) Lessen intake of alcoholic beverages.
5.) Cut down on sodium and salt.
6.) Watch out for excess calories.
7.) Commit to observe the first six ways regularly.

Alternative medicine. Have you heard of this?

In recent years, alternative medicine has become a byword for non-conventional treatment of high blood pressure. While prescriptive drugs treat the symptoms, natural herbal remedy attempts to address the underlying factors that trigger the ailment.

Scientific studies revealed that specific herbal remedies as well as food supplements manufactured with natural ingredients can actually lower the incidence of stroke as they improve the cardio vascular system.