Hypertension


Disease Description


Hypertension(known as rakt gata vata in Ayurveda) is elevated pressure of the blood in the arteries. the increase in Blood Pressure depends upon a person's age, sex, physical and mental activities, family history and diet. Normal blood pressure of a healthy adult individual is 120 mmHg systolic and 80 mmHg diastolic.

Cause


Unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyles are the chief causes of hypertension today. most of the food items that we consume- fast foods or items packed with preservations and chemicals- create digestive problems in the body. Impaired digestion leads to accumulation of ama(toxins) which further lead to the high blood pressure. The food we eat is digested by our digestive fire(jatharagni) to produce nutrient plasma. this plasma nourishes all other dhatus(body tissues) and aids in the production of healthy blood, which circulates all over the body through various channels(strotas). However, if digestion is impaeired, the nutrient plasma ends up producing digestive impurities or ama. This ama mixes with sama(combined with ama) or heavy. As a result, the blood thus produced also becomes heavy or sticky. This heavy blood (laden with impurities) circulates through various channels of the body. When accumulated in the heart's channels, these toxins cause narrowing of the channels. the blood has to therefore end up exerting more pressure to circulate through these channels, leading to the condition of high blood pressure.

Symptoms


1. Pain at the back of the neck9occipital headache) 2. Palpitations 3. Dizziness or vertigo 4. Fatigue

Treatment


Diet & Life Style


1. Avoid meat, eggs, table salt, pickles, tea and coffee. 2. Avoid smoking as it increases heart rate. 3. Increase use of garlic, lemon, parsley, indian gooseberry(amla), watermelon, grape fruit, slim milk and cottage cheese. regular exercise is one of the is one most common thing to avoid.


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Dr. Akhilesh Shrivastava
B.A.M.S. ,M.D.(Ayu)