Amongst the many factors that lead to high blood pressure like smoking, alcohol intake, obesity, diabetes, insulin resistance etc, stress seems to be a major player in precipitating high blood pressure. Although stress is universal, individual responses to stress are different for eg. You have the Type A personality, highly pressure prone and totally work oriented. He or she is usually aggressive, short-tempered, with a capacity to work more than others. He/She is not interested in any fun-loving activity and considers it a waste of time. He/She is always striving to be rewarded and noticed. He not only is a hard worker but also drives people around him to deliver and enjoys being internally stressed. Such a person is usually more prone to develop hypertension than a relatively easy going person. Stress will cause high blood pressure in a stress sensitive person if he is exposed to such conditions over a prolonged period of time. The blood vessels get constricted as a response to stress and this constriction causes the blood pressure to rise. One way to combat mental stress is to meditate, take a holiday or to simply relax. Think of what the poet Thomas Gray said “The paths … Continue reading How stress effects your blood pressure →
Seeking medications to get rid of acidity ? Try these easy, home remedies for acidity instead, and get instant relief the natural way. While acidity is caused by certain kinds of food, other types can help alleviate the irritation and discomfort. The discomfort of acidity is caused when the stomach acids are refluxed back into the esophagus. These home remedies for acidity are safe and effective in neutralizing the ill-effects of an upset stomach. They also save you the trouble to purchasing over-the-counter pills. There are various types of food for acidity that are readily available right at home. Foods that help Needless to say, most of the time oily and spicy dishes cause acidity. However, many people are also predisposed to heartburn. You can eat a handful of almonds and experience relief in just half an hour. Chewing on basil leaves and even a piece of gum also helps. Chewing stimulates the salivary glands secrete more saliva that washes down the refluxing acid. Apples and bananas are natural antacids and are the best food for acidity when you are feeling uneasy. Another effective home remedy for acidity is eating fifteen to twenty grapes. Grapes soothe the stomach and relieve … Continue reading Get relief from acidity →
Here are 7 lifestyle choices that help reduce or prevent hot flushes that women experience during menopause: Dressing matters Dress in layers, so that you can remove clothes as needed. Wear natural fabrics such as cotton. Lesser stress helps Reduce stress with the help of relaxation techniques such as breathing exercises and yoga. Keep ice water or cold beverage handy. Nice shower helps Take a nice shower before going to bed. Bed sheets matter Make sure that you use cotton bed sheets or blankets. Cool your body temperature When hot flushes appear, try to cool the body temperature with sprays or moist wipes. Stay away from hot flush triggers Avoiding hot flush triggers such as spicy food, alcohol, hot weather, sauna, stress, anger, and cigarettes helps you a great deal in managing hot flushes. Ayurveda is helpful Ayurvedic herbs such as Brahmi, Ashoka, Shatavari, and supplements of isoflavones are highly effective in reducing hot flushes. Most women would benefit a great deal from the remedies mentioned above. However, if your hot flushes are severe and you do not get the relief that you are looking for, your doctor may suggest a limited course of hormone replacement therapy to make your … Continue reading 7 lifestyle choices to reduce hot flushes during menopause →
A very important phase in most young people’s lives is their Honeymoon and how it goes is a period of anxiety for both partners. Wanting this time to go smoothly and successfully has spelled tension to all family members involved and age old remedies are often pandered to help the young couple. References to this situation abound in Indian cinema and are often hilarious and comical but the fears are real and need to be addressed in a scientific and systematic way. Through the ages, some of the most tempting foods were considered as aphrodisiac’s. Although the actual value of such foods is frequently debated and scientific research and thought process seems to suggest that there isn’t much scientific ground for the belief in the actual “workability” of aphrodisiac foods.You can see for yourself here But human faith is a power unequal in nature. Known to have a direct impact on your sex life, aphrodisiac foods affect your hormones, brain chemistry, energy and stress levels and increase the blood flow to your genitals, making it a sure shot way to up the action in the bedroom. Some of these foods have a suggestive shape. Many have arousing aromas or a … Continue reading Top 5 Foods For A Great Honeymoon – Aphrodisiac Foods →
High blood pressure could be life threatening. There are various factors that could help you lower your blood pressure. These include eating a healthy diet, proper physical activities, a control in your sodium intake and maintaining a proper weight. Listed below are 3 top supplements that can help you lower your blood pressure level: Potassium Introduce potassium to your diet and watch your blood pressure come down. A lack of it can lead to increased sodium retention, calcium loss and raise blood pressure. Potassium helps normalize blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels and helping the body get rid of the excess water and salt. Sources of potassium include : Banana Papaya Watermelon Muskmelon Peaches Potatoes Tomatoes Oranges Spinach Skimmed milk Soybeans Almonds Whole grains Pulses Vegetable juices Eating fix to six servings of these foods would ensure a sufficient supply of potassium. However, patients suffering from hypertension along with poor kidneys need to control their potassium intake. An excess amount of potassium can prove to be toxic due to improper kidney function. Therefore, a physician’s advice must be sought. Calcium The calcium to phosphorus ratio has a bearing on blood pressure. Around 2:1 is the ideal ratio. When you … Continue reading 3 top supplements that lower blood pressure →
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