Naturopathic Physician Questions High Blood Pressure

What is the best way to treat blood pressure using naturopathy?

I have high blood pressure, but I don’t want to have medicines to regulate it, especially since it'd be long-term. What is the best naturopathy treatment for it, if any?

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High Blood pressure is a symptom, not a disease so can be regulated well, when healthy lifestyle changes are put into place.
What You Can Do!
So let’s start with Exercise: Exercise is one of the best ways to boost nitric oxide levels, through the induction of eNOS activation. It also improves nitric oxide storage capabilities over the long term. So exercise has benefits right throughout the vascular system, as well as a direct cardio protective action against future ischaemic issues.
Weight Management: is vitally important when it comes to cardiovascular health. Being overweight will have a direct effect on your health in general as you have cellular damage as well as extra workload placed on your organs. So weight reduction is vitally important for managing healthy blood pressure. Fat loss is one of the most effective ways to reduce blood pressure quickly. So reducing or eliminating all together any type of animal fat this also includes dairy products. However do not go for fat reduced, just eliminate it from your diet for long term health results. Adipose tissue is known to be an important source of inflammation, driving vascular dysfunction and also has significant effects of vasoconstriction, increasing oxidative stress, vascular immune dysfunction and thrombosis. By implementing changes to your daily eating such as shown in my blog “Alkalize your Body for Optimal Health”.
Diet: becoming mindful nutrition of what you are eating incorporating a diet that will stand you in good stead for a lifetime is the very first and most important foundational step to addressing not only your hypertension problems, it will also support and prevent other health problems from occurring. Lowering carbohydrate intake and increasing healthy protein intake has been associated with the lowering of blood pressure. It has also been noted that by including 40 grams of #Soy protein per day has had significant effects of the reductions of both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
#Salt plays a significant role in being a causative factor in increasing blood pressure, so by decreasing your consumption of salt will have significant effects on improving your blood pressure results. So my advice here is to not use premade sauces or add salt to your cooking. To eat as little processed and totally avoid fast food chains.
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You most likely have low nitric oxide and this could be genetic. see for more information. There is a good supplement on iherb called neo40 which you take daily to help reduce blood pressure. Make sure you improve diet, reduce salt and speak to your Dr if you are on any medication.
Medication is not the answer but 10 -15 min nasal breathing 2 x /day has an extremely and remarkable solution.
The best way to treat blood pressure on your own would be to adapt a healthy lifestyle, this includes, but is not limited to diet, exercise and proper sleep hygiene. Healthy food choice can significantly impact blood pressure. Increase the heart rate through exercise can help strengthen the heart and improve circulation. Proper amount and restful sleep will help reduce stress and support overall body function. A lack of sleep can cause blood pressure to increase in some individuals. I recommend making an appointment with a holistic practitioner in your area who can recommend a specific plan of action for you as well provide a recommendation on supplements and herbs that can help support healthy blood pressure.
Yes, depending on the root cause of the hypertension, there are several herbal remedies that have a great response in controlling your high blood pressure, and with no side effects or addicting properties.
The best way to treat high blood pressure is to understand what the cause is and what your general health is. Proper diagnosis is key. Hypertension can often be successfully treated with a combination of lifestyle changes, stress and weight management, proper medicines including supplements such as magnesium for instance and herbal strategies such as crategus for example. Find a trained ND or other informed doctor to address your condition.

There are a lot of naturopathic treatments that can help w/blood pressure support. For safe monitoring with blood pressure, it is important to be under the care of a physician. While I know past patients know this, we can't by email give you a specific modality, but can tell you that blood pressure is treatable by certain supplements when monitored by an ND. Thank you for asking the question.