HYPERTENSION AND HOMEOPATHY

Hypertension | carehomeo

Hypertension or high blood pressure is the by-product of contemporary civilization and it has become a “silent killer” due to our current stressful life. High BP is not a disease, but a symptom or sign of internal malady or pathological course of action. The elevation in blood pressure is in fact a compensatory or conservative progression by which an adequate circulation of blood to the tissues is maintained, in spite of obstruction or increased confrontation to the flow of blood.

Hypertension is allied with various health-related complications like arterial aneurysm, strokes, heart failure, heart attacks, and kidney failure or can lead to death due to failure of circulation [1]. There are several conventional medicines to control high blood pressure as acetazolamide, β-blockers, etc. However, these medicines have several side effects. So there is a need for an alternative treatment to control and manage HTN.

The pressure exerted by the blood upon the blood vessel wall while it flows through it (especially the arteries) is known as blood pressure. A blood pressure reading less than or equal to 120/80 mm Hg is considered the normal blood pressure range. Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure can be divided into three grades. Blood pressure interpretation varying between systolic (120-139 mmHg) and diastolic (80-89 mmHg) points towards the pre-hypertensive stage. A reading of systolic (140-159 mmHg) or diastolic (90-99 mmHg) is Grade 1 hypertension. Grade 2 hypertension refers to a reading of systolic (160-179 mmHg) or diastolic (100-109 mmHg). Grade 3 hypertension is equal to or more than 180/110 mmHg.

Homeopathic remedies for high blood pressure works to naturally moderate the body’s functioning. Homeopathy operates on the law of similar; SIMILIA SIMILIBUS CURANTOR. Homeopathy can help with high blood pressure, determining its cause through a holistic approach that looks to cure the individual as a whole. Homeopaths simply use symptoms, and the sensation of experiencing those symptoms, to determine which homeopathic remedy will most effectively trigger the body’s healing response. Homeopathic treatment is recommended because it not only can lower and stabilize blood pressure, it also has a positive effect on overall health.

Homeopathic medicines to treat high blood pressure are made of natural substances and can be used by people of all age groups without any side effects. For best results, proper lifestyle measures should be adopted along with homeopathic treatment for high blood pressure.

1. Aconitum Napellus – For High Blood Pressure with Anxiety

Aconitum Napellus is medicine for high blood pressure along with anxiety and restlessness. The affected person often experiences a sudden fear of death. Other accompanying symptoms include palpitations, pressure in the left side of the chest, a sensation of weight under the breastbone, and oppression of the chest. Pain in the heart extending to the left shoulder is also present.

2. Allium Sativum – For High Blood Pressure with High Cholesterol

Allium Sativum is a medicine for high blood pressure with high cholesterol levels. This medicine helps in reducing cholesterol levels as well as lowering blood pressure. Other symptoms include pain in the chest that prevents sleep and leads to palpitations.

3. Amylenum Nitrosum – For High Blood Pressure with Constricted Sensation Amylenum

Nitrosum is a medicine for high blood pressure when constricted sensation around the heart is the main symptom. Along with constriction, aching in the heart is also present. A sensation of swelling in the chest, fluttering in the heart, and intensified beating of the heart are the other symptoms that indicate the need for this medicine.

4. Baryta Mur – For High Systolic/Low Diastolic

Baryta Mur is a medicine for high blood pressure with high systolic reading and low diastolic reading. The arteriosclerotic (abnormal thickening and hardening of artery walls) changes in the arteries are the main symptom, along with vertigo, irregular heartbeats, and a heated sensation in the upper part of the chest.

5. Crataegus Oxyacantha – To Dissolve Calcareous Deposits Crataegus

Oxyacantha is a medicine used to help lower blood pressure by dissolving the calcareous deposits in the arteries. Symptoms indicative of this medicine include pain in the region of the heart, oppression of the chest, accelerated pulse, and irregular pulse. Other symptoms include anxiety and cardiac dyspnea.

6. Glonoinum – For High Blood Pressure with Headaches

Glonoinum is a medicine for high blood pressure accompanied by headaches. The headache feels intense, congestive, throbbing, and bursting in nature. Other symptoms include strong palpitations, dyspnoea, heat in the face, and cardiac pains radiating to other parts. Exertion leading to a rush of blood to the heart and fainting spells is another feature that indicates the need for this remedy. Glonoinum is also indicated for nephritis (kidney inflammation) with high blood pressure.

7. Kali Phos – for High Blood Pressure with Stress

Kali Phos for high blood pressure is used when stress and worry are the main cause of high blood pressure. The symptoms include palpitations from slight motion, shortness of breath, and irregular pulse, along with both mental and physical fatigue.

8. Latrodectus Mactans – For High Blood Pressure with Heart Pain

Latrodectus Mactans is medicine for high blood pressure with marked heart pains. The heart pain extends to the shoulder or arm and fingers. There may be numbness of the upper limb, suffocation, restlessness, and extreme weakness.

9. Nux Vomica – For High Blood Pressure in Young People

Nux Vomica for high blood pressure is a useful medicine for young people who adopt sedentary modern lifestyle habits. These lifestyle habits include smoking, alcohol consumption, a sedentary routine, a lack of exercise, etc. These factors predispose a person towards blood pressure.

10. Tabacum Nicotiana – For High Blood Pressure in Tobacco Users

Tabacum Nicotiana is a medicine for high blood pressure used in cases where the person has a habit of taking tobacco. Symptoms include palpitations (especially while lying on the left side), oppression in the chest, and a rapid pulse. Other symptoms include pain between shoulders, inability to take a deep breath, and twisting sensation around the heart.

11. Strophanthus Hispidus –High Blood Pressure due to Arteriosclerosis

Strophanthus Hispidus is medicine for high blood pressure in the elderly due to arteriosclerosis (hardening, thickening, and loss of elasticity of the arterial walls). Strong palpitations that get worse upon emotional release and exercise are noted. The symptoms include constriction behind the breastbone, difficult breathing, alternating rapid and slow pulse.

12. Lachesis – For High Blood Pressure During Menopause

 Lachesis is perhaps one of the most leading homeopathic remedies in controlling high levels of blood pressure. Lachesis may be given when there is marked restlessness physically as well as mentally. Another striking feature for prescribing Lachesis is that anything tight around the neck like closed collars, neckties, or tight necklaces are unbearable. Even tight clothes are unbearable. Feel better by loosening the belts or by wearing loose clothes. Lachesis may be given in high blood pressure in women who are in their menopausal age or post-menopause.

13. Natrum Mur – For Those with Salty Tooth

Natrum Mur is one of the most indicated remedies in cases of high blood pressure which occurs due to a prolonged intake of high levels of salty things. Due to this, there may be swelling of the feet in the mornings. Natrum Mur may be given in cases where there is an unusual fatigue specially in the mornings. Though there is a restriction for excess salt intake, it is seen that there is an unusual craving for salty things like pickles, papads, etc. There may be a sense of tightness around the chest region and palpitations on slightest exertion. Natrum Mur may be given in high blood pressure associated with hyperthyroidism and goiter. There is extreme sensitiveness to any external stimuli like sounds, smells, or lights. Natrum Mur may also relieve the headaches due to high blood pressure