Hypertension

Ayurvedic Treatment for Hypertension
What is Hypertension?

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Hypertension (HTN) or high blood pressure, sometimes called arterial hypertension, is a chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is elevated. Hypertension puts strain on the heart, leading to hypertensive heart disease and coronary artery disease. Hypertension is also a major risk factor for stroke, aneurysms of the arteries (e.g. aortic aneurysm), peripheral arterial disease and chronic kidney disease. As per WHO ISH (World Health Organization-International Society of Hypertension) define hypertension as a persistent elevation of blood pressure greater than 140/90 mm Hg. The theme for World Health Day (WHD) 2013 is “high blood pressure.” The goal of WHD 2013 is to reduce heart attacks and strokes.

 

AyurVAID’s treatment modality for hypertension includes both internal medications and therapies, judiciously administered after considering the patient’s individual clinical condition. Therapies like Talam (anointions), Shirodhāra (pouring of medicinal liquid in a particular fashion), virechana(procedural purgation), raktamokshana(blood letting), are often employed. Significant improvement in respect to maintenance of hypertension within normal levels can be brought about by the appropriate treatment. Early intervention with ayurveda helps prevent development of complication.

Signs and symptoms of Hypertension
Risk Factors
Diagnosis and Lab investigations
Ayurveda Treaments for Hypertension