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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

CABARAN 30 Hari Blogging Day 29 : Cara Memulihkan Penyakit Darah Tinggi

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Kepada anda yang mengidapi Penyakit Darah Tinggi, di bawah ini merupakan satu kaedah rawatan alternatif yang mudah untuk dilakukan sendiri kerana hanya melibatkan pemakanan/supplements yang tertentu. Untuk pengetahuan anda, penyakit Darah Tinggi merupakan satu penyakit pembunuh senyap yang banyak berlaku kepada mereka yang tidak mengawal pemakanan dan juga banyak mengalami stress. Penyakit Darah tinggi didapati sukar untuk disembuhkan secara rawatan konvensional (moden) walaupun pelbagai ubat-ubat baru telah ditemui. Ini adalah kerana rawatan moden hanya menekankan kepada konsep menghilangkan simptom atau tanda penyakit tanpa merawat punca sebenar mengapa penyakit ini terjadi.

Lowering high blood pressure



Blood Pressure Treatment Usually Fails -
American Society of Hypertension


More than 43 million Americans have high blood pressure (hypertension), but less than one third of them have achieved targeted levels of blood pressure. Even among the 23.4 million who take antihypertensive medications, only 42.9% of these patients actually get their blood pressure down to acceptable levels. This failure to adequately treat high blood pressure could cost $1 billion in excess health costs due to stroke, heart disease, diabetes, kidney failure and other illnesses, according to the study.

Meeting of the American Society of Hypertension May 2000


Vitamin C May Lower Blood Pressure

The Lancet December 18, 1999;354. 

High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease, the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States. Close to 50 million Americans have high blood pressure. The study of 45 people with high blood pressure (hypertension) had the levels fall by about 9.1% if they consumed a 500-milligram supplement of vitamin C each day for a month.


Vitamin C:

The lack of vitamin C can contribute to hypertension. Recent studies correlate the highest incidences of hypertension and fatalities from strokes among those who consumed the least amount of vitamin C. Foods containing vitamin C include oranges, red peppers, strawberries, tomatoes, grapefruit, Brussels sprouts, kiwis, cantaloupe, pimentos, and broccoli.


Vitamin E:

In a recent large population study in Europe, it was found that low blood levels of vitamin E were much more predictive of heart disease than were high levels of blood cholesterol and elevated blood pressure. High levels of blood cholesterol were predictive 29% of the time, high blood pressure was predictive 25% of the time, but a low blood level of vitamin E was predictive of a heart attack 69% of the time. In perhaps, the most impressive study of vitamin E, published in the journal Lancet, daily doses of 400-800 IU of vitamin E were shown to decrease the incidence of heart attacks by 77% in a group of 2,000 people. The death rate from all causes was 34% lower in older people taking vitamin E supplements, according to the National Institute on Aging Research. Use cayenne, chamomile, fennel, hawthorn berries, parsley, and rosemary, tarragon, black pepper, dill, garlic, hawthorn berries, corn silk, oregano, basil, suma and mustard. Hops and valerian root are good for calming the nerves.


Calcium:

Calcium becomes a potent assistant to decrease blood pressure due to diuretic properties that help the kidneys release sodium and water, causing some experts to suggest that some forms of high blood pressure may be due to calcium deficiency rather than surplus sodium. Sources include dairy products (make low fat choices), green leafy vegetables, broccoli, collard and turnip greens, and kale, as well as canned salmon and sardines with bones, firm tofu, dried figs, chickpeas, and white and pinto beans. In the Nurses Health Study, a four year study of 60,000 women, those who consumed more than 800 milligrams a day were at less risk of developing high blood pressure compared to those who consumed less than 400 milligrams a day.

Magnesium:

Scientist suspect from animal studies that adequate magnesium may help fight atherosclerosis. A four-year study of 58,000 women found that women who consumed 800 milligrams of calcium and 300 milligrams of magnesium reduced their chances of developing high blood pressure by one-third. A survey of seven studies involving 1,31 patients found that only 3.8% of heart attack patients who received magnesium intravenously died, while 8.2% of the patients who were not given magnesium died. Researchers at the State University of New York found that the lower the level of magnesium in the body, the higher the blood pressure. This double-blind, placebo-controlled trial showed that taking supplemental magnesium can result in a significant, dose-dependent reduction in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

Potassium:

Potassium, either from fruits and vegetables or in supplement form, can lower high blood pressure. Anyone who already has hypertension "should eat a diet high in potassium or take supplements," says Harvard researcher Frank M. Sacks, MD. In a study of more than 300 women, he and colleagues learned that potassium is more important than magnesium or calcium for blood pressure control. "Surprisingly, when we put the three together, the effect was no greater than potassium alone. In fact, it was a little lower," he adds. About 1,600 milligrams of potassium was given to the study participants. A glass of orange juice or banana contains about 400 milligrams of' potassium. The study is welcome news, because for the first time in 25 years, there has been an increase in the number of Americans who died from disorders related to high blood pressure, according to the
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Several studies confirm the link between potassium and blood pressure. In one study, ten men with normal blood pressure were put on two experimental diets by researchers at Temple University School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. One diet provided normal amounts of potassium; the other was low in potassium. After nine days on the normal-potassium diet, the men showed no significant change in blood pressure. But after the same amount of time on the low-potassium diet, their blood pressure went up an average of 5 points. Similar results were observed in men with high blood pressure. In another study, researchers in Italy found that when people with high blood pressure went on a potassium rich diet that included beans, fruits and vegetables, within a year most were able to reduce their blood pressure medication to less than half the dosage they'd been using previously.

In one laboratory study, according to Louis Tobian, M.D., professor of medicine and head of the Hypertension Section of the University of Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis, a high-potassium diet reduced the build-up of artery clogging cholesterol deposits in animals by 64%. In another study, a diet rich in potassium helped to prevent microscopic thickening and splitting of artery walls that invites cholesterol deposits. Although too much potassium can cause trouble, it’s almost impossible to overdose on this mineral if you’re getting it from food. You would have to eat the dietary equivalent of 21 baked potatoes every day to experience such negative effects as cardiac irregularities. That’s why naturally increasing potassium through diet is the best idea. An ideal potassium target is 3,500 mg--the Daily Value set by the Food and Drug Administration and the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foods rich in potassium include potato, avocado, cantaloupe, soybeans, Swiss chard, apricots, sweet potato, pumpkin seeds, banana, acorn squash, almonds, salmon, herring, peanuts, and milk.

Nutritional strategy:

Hypertension researchers, who study the diets, lifestyles and medication of people who have high blood pressure, say that getting enough calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamin C may be the nutritional strategy your body needs to put the damper on raging blood pressure.

Garlic:

One European study seems to indicate that garlic may also lower blood pressure. In that study 47 people with high blood pressure were given 600 milligrams of garlic powder a day for 12 weeks. When their blood pressures were checked at the end of the study, scientists found that blood pressure had dropped right along with cholesterol and triglyceride levels: Diastolic blood pressure-the bottom number on a blood pressure reading and the one that is most likely to indicate cardiovascular stress-decreased an average of 11 percent.

The garlic powder used in these studies may be a little more convenient to use than garlic cloves. The amount used is equivalent to roughly I 1/2 to 2 1/2 cloves of raw garlic. In one four-month German study of 261 people with high blood fat and high cholesterol, cholesterol levels dropped 12 percent and blood fat levels dropped 17 percent in those who took 800 milligrams of dried garlic powder tablets a day. In another German study of 60 people having problems with blood platelet clumping, not only did the problems disappear but blood pressure dropped 9.5 percent, and blood flow in the small blood vessels improved nearly 50 percent. The hitch, however, is that not all garlic preparations are created equal. To be effective, your garlic preparation must have a bit of an odor.


Coenzyme Q10:

Coenzyme Q10 appears to be a giant step forward in the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease. A six-year study conducted by scientists at the University of Texas found that people being treated for congestive heart failure who took coenzyme Q10 in addition to conventional therapy had a 75% chance of survival rate after three years, compared with the 25% survival rate for those using conventional therapy alone. In a similar study by the University of Texas and the Center for Adult Disease in Japan, coenzyme Q10 was shown to be able to lower high blood pressure without medication or dietary chances. 



Essential fatty acids:

Those fatty acids that cannot be made by the body and which must be supplied through the diet are call essential fatty acids (EFAs), also referred to as vitamin F. These essential fatty acids are also known as polyunsaturates, and are recommended in order to lower cholesterol and blood pressure and to reduce the risks of heart disease and stroke. The most essential of the fatty acids is linoleic acid. The daily requirement for essential fatty acids is satisfied by consuming an amount of vitamin F equivalent to 10 to 20 percent of total calorie intake. The natural form is found in many vegetables and vegetable oils (except coconut or palm kernel oils). If such oils are heated or hydrogenated (processed), the linoleic acid is converted to trans-fatty acids, which are not essential substances and cannot be utilized.

These essential fatty acids have desirable effects on many disorders. They reduce blood pressure, aid in the prevention of arthritis, reduce the growth rate of breast cancer, lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and help eczema, psoriasis, and arteriosclerosis. Found in high concentrations in the brain, EFAs aid transmission of nerve impulses and are needed for normal brain function. Essential fatty acids are also needed in the treatment of candidiasis and coronary heart disease, and to minimize blood clot formation. 

Celery:

According to Chinese theory, celery is effective for hypertension because it acts upon the liver; one type of hypertension is associated with the liver.
In Mainland China, celery juice was useful in reducing hypertension in 14 out of 16 patients. The juice was mixed with equal amounts of honey and about 8 ounces was taken orally three times each day for up to 1 week. Fresh celery juice can be mixed with vinegar to relieve dizziness and headache and shoulder pain associated with hypertension. In cases of hypertension of pregnancy and climacteric hypertension, drink fresh celery juice every day.

Scientists at the National University of Singapore researched a celery compound's effect on systolic blood pressure. Using an animal model designed for human assessment of hypertension, they extracted one of the chemicals in celery responsible for its flavor and administered it to genetically hypertensive rats for thirteen days. The researchers found that high daily doses of 2 mg and 4 mg of the compound didn't produce sustained reductions in blood pressure. However, in lower doses of 0.5 mg a day, systolic blood pressure decreased over the thirteen-day period. These unexpected results led the researchers to question whether tolerance is developed at higher doses due to complex biochemistry or whether their equipment was operating properly. More studies are needed.

Physicians prescribe diuretics, for high blood pressure. In one study celery oil injections significantly reduced blood pressure in rabbits and dogs. So Chinese researchers gave the fresh juice mix with honey to 16 people suffering from high blood pressure. Fourteen showed significant reductions. You can also just eat 4 stalks of celery a day to get the same effect. Diuretics should be used in consultation with a physician. They can deplete body stores of potassium, an essential nutrient. Those who use diuretics should also eat foods high in potassium, such as bananas and fresh vegetables, to replace lost electrolytes.

Celery seed may help manage them, but it should be used in consultation with your physician as part of an overall treatment plan.

Grapefruit:

Grapefruit juice when taken with some Calcium channel blockers (for chest pain and high blood pressure) can cause light-headedness, dizziness or fainting. For nearly a decade researchers have known that grapefruit juice, when used to wash down certain drugs, can interfere with the drugs' effects. Unfortunately, this information is not widely circulated and the effect can be so striking that some are calling for warning labels on medicines for which this could cause possible drug overdoses. The drugs that grapefruit and its juice affect most are common and potent, including Plendil for high blood pressure and heart disease, Seldane for allergies, Sandimmune to prevent rejection of transplanted organs and lnvirase for treating AIDS. 


Olive oil:

Three tablespoons of mono-saturated olive oil per day was found to lower systolic pressure nine points, and drop diastolic pressure six points, according to researchers at the Stanford Medical School. This discovery is echoed by Scott M. Grundy, Ph.D., who finds that a diet with adequate levels of monounsaturated fat lowers total cholesterol levels even better than diets that severely restrict fat, with the big bonus of dropping the LDLs (bad) and leaving HDLs (good) intact. Extra virgin cold pressed olive oil is the best source.


Onions:

In one study, 2-3 tablespoons of onion essential oil lowered blood pressure in 67% of people with moderate hypertension. Their systolic level fell an average of 25 points and their diastolic readings fell 15 points. 

Ultraviolet light:

Tulane University researchers found signs that ultraviolet light exposure strengthens the heart and enables it to pump more blood. A 1980 study done at the University of Frankfurt in Germany concluded that exposure to sunlight produces benefits similar to exercise, namely increased strength, energy, endurance, stress tolerance and a decrease in resting heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, blood sugar and lactic acid.


Black walnut:

Black walnut seems to show promise in the fight against high blood pressure. Although much more research needs to be done, preliminary studies conducted during the 1960s revealed that large doses of the chemicals in the nut could help lower blood pressure. And perhaps even different walnuts don't fall too far from the tree: More recent studies of the English walnut have documented its effectiveness in helping lower cholesterol as part of a heart-healthy diet.


Eat grains like brown rice, buckwheat, millet, and oats :

Avoid all animal fats. Bacon, beef, bouillon, chicken liver, coined beet dairy products, gravies, pork, sausage, and smoked or processed meats are prohibited. The only acceptable animal foods are broiled white fish and skinless turkey or chicken, and these should be consumed in moderation only. Get protein from vegetable sources, grains, and legumes instead.

Avoid foods such as aged cheeses, aged meats, anchovies, avocados, chocolate, fava beans, pickled herring, sour cream, sherry, wine, and yogurt. Avoid all alcohol, caffeine, and tobacco.




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