Lower Blood Pressure Naturally


ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — High blood pressure can increase your risk of heart attack, stroke, chronic kidney disease, and other serious health conditions. The CDC says high blood pressure contributed to more than 691 thousand deaths in the US in 2021. So how can you lower your blood pressure … without medication?

Nearly half of all Americans have high blood pressure – and many don’t even know it. Anything more than 120 over 80 is considered high.

Doctor Delgado says, “It’s the number one risk for heart disease and stroke.”

And it can increase your risk for many other conditions.

There are some simple ways to lower your blood pressure without meds. First- cut back on salt.

Maria Delgado, MD, Hypertension Specialist at University of Miami Comprehensive Hypertension Center says, “Most of the hypertensive population is salt sensitive. Meaning if they eat salt, their blood pressure goes up.”

A study published in JAMA found about 75 percent of those who cut one teaspoon of salt per day lowered their blood pressure.

Doctor Delgado says, “It’s not just taking a pill. You need to modify your lifestyle.”

Another recent study found drinking as little as one alcoholic beverage a day is associated with an increase in blood pressure. And, according to the American Heart Association, within a half hour of quitting smoking, your heart rate and blood pressure may drop to normal levels.

Losing weight and regular exercise can also lower high blood pressure.

“You need to do more exercise because everything is interrelated. What you eat affects everything. What you do, and how you sleep affects your body and interesting enough affects your aging, your biological aging.” says Doctor Delgado.

With ways to lower your blood pressure naturally,

Chronic stress can also contribute to high blood pressure. You can help lower stress levels with activities, such as yoga, deep breathing, or meditation.

Contributors to this news report include: Julie Marks, Producer; Roque Correa, Editor,








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BACKGROUND: High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a condition that affects the body’s arteries. It occurs when the force of the blood pushing against the artery walls is consistently too high. This causes the heart to work harder to pump blood and if the blood pressure is higher than 180/120 mm Hg, it is considered a hypertensive emergency, and immediate medical help needs to be a priority and If it’s left untreated it increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and other serious health problems. It’s important to have your blood pressure checked at least every two years starting at age 18, with some people requiring more frequent checks. Healthy lifestyle habits such as not smoking, exercising, and eating well can help prevent and treat high blood pressure. In some cases, medication may be needed.

(Source: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-pressure/symptoms-causes/syc-20373410)

SYMPTOMS: Unhealthy diets, physical inactivity and drinking alcohol are just some of the risks for high blood pressure. Many people with high blood pressure may not experience any symptoms. Checking your blood pressure is the most effective way to determine if you have it. If hypertension goes untreated, it can lead to other health conditions such as kidney disease, heart disease, and stroke. Individuals with very high blood pressure may experience symptoms like severe headaches, chest pain, dizziness, and difficulty breathing. The only way to diagnose this  is by having a healthcare professional measure your blood pressure. Having your blood pressure measured is quick and painless. Although individuals can measure their own blood pressure using automated devices, an assessment by a professional is important.

(Source: https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/hypertension)

NEW TREATMENT: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved aprocitentan (Tryvio) to lower blood pressure when used in combination with other antihypertensive agents in adults with treatment-resistant hypertension. Aprocitentan is the first endothelin receptor antagonist approved for patients with hypertension. The recommended dose is 12.5 mg orally once daily, with or without food. The efficacy and safety of aprocitentan were demonstrated in the phase 3 PRECISION study, which included 730 adults with systolic blood pressure of 140 mmHg or higher who were already taking at least three antihypertensive medications. Aprocitentan (12.5 mg daily) was well tolerated and showed better results compared to placebo in lowering blood pressure after 4 weeks, with a sustained effect observed at 40 weeks. It indicated that the blood pressure-lowering effect of aprocitentan was consistent across various subgroups defined by age, sex, race, body mass index, baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate, baseline urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio, and medical history of diabetes, as well as different methods of measuring blood pressure.

(Source: https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/fda-okays-new-drug-resistant-hypertension-2024a100058b?form=fpf)

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University of Miami


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