Today is World Hypertension day and we at Empower Health are eager to provide Naturopathic options for treating and preventing high blood pressure.
High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) is a common concern in our communities as it increases our risk of more serious conditions that affect our heart and circulatory system. Quite often, many of us are unaware that we even have high blood pressure, as it might not affect how we feel on a day-to-day basis, and we might not have our blood pressure checked regularly. You could very well be sitting and reading this, and not even realise you yourself have hypertension.
This is why at Empower Health, we emphasise regularly measuring your blood pressure. By tracking your blood pressure over the long-term, it becomes easier to catch it out of range, before it gets out of control, making it easier to make the necessary changes to bring it back to a normal range.
Chances are you know someone who’s on medication (or many!) that is used to help manage their blood pressure. While prescription medications are effective at managing high blood pressure, by no means are they the only option. Often the need for a prescription can be avoided completely if the appropriate steps are taken early to change lifestyle habits that affect your blood pressure in the first place!
What natural products help with hypertension?
Naturopathic Medicine has many natural options that can be used to promote a healthy, normal blood pressure. Some of these include:
- Olive leaf
- Hawthorne berries
- Omega 3’s
- DASH (dietary approaches to hypertension) diet
- Aerobic and weight-bearing exercise
- Sleep optimization
- Stress regulation and meditation
If you or a loved one is looking for a team of practitioners to get you back on track, or are just interested in learning more about Naturopathic approaches to your healthcare, contact us at Empower Health or book in online today to set up your Integrative Health Assessment or a Meet-and-Greet with a Naturopathic Doctor.