Monday, 25 June 2012

High Blood Pressure Symptoms and its Natural Home Remedy

High blood pressure is something that i have seen affected every family i know. Atleast one or more are affected in a single normal family.It is also known as Hypertension or sometimes called arterial hypertension.Its a chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure is elevated in the arteries . It forces  the heart to work harder than usual to circulate blood through the blood vessels. Blood pressure measurement is in two ways. systolic and diastolic, which depend on whether the heart muscle is contracting (systole) or relaxed between beats (diastole). Normal blood pressure at rest is within the range of 100-140mmHg systolic (top reading) and 60-90mmHg diastolic (bottom reading). High blood pressure is said to be present if it is persistently at or above 140/90 mmHg. Normally Doctors advice is  whatever the reading comes to add  age to come to a real picture as most of the  time while you getting it measured by old style stethoscope its a rough estimate. Even now where you get it measured by machines, not every 2 machine will give you the same reading.

Symptoms of High Blood Pressure:

Most of of the time High Blood pressure doesn't show any symptoms until its extremely severe and life threatening.But few percentage of the population sometimes do face some symptoms. So the best policy is do go for a screening  occasionally specially when you have it in the family blood stream.

  • Feeling dizzy in the middle of no where. eg. just stood up and head goes round the circles. Mostly when people are sick or very hard on them self on diet usually suffers this sensational light-headedness. If you are not one of this this could be a sign to look out for. Both high and low blood pressure sufferers get to know this sensations at some point in their Blood pressure.
  •  People sometimes feels headache mostly at the back of their head. But it is not a reliable indicator for high blood pressure. But it is found that after a heavy heavy diet if you do find a similar headache please do check with your doctor. Most of the time it due to your blood pressure in higher circle.
  • Nose bleed can be a reliable indicator as it happens only when your blood pressure is extremely high. But there are downside as well. There are also other reasons where you can face nose bleed like dry air.The lining of the nose contains many tiny blood vessels that can bleed easily.
  • blood spots in the eyes or subconjunctival hemorrhage, are more common in people with high blood pressure  or  diabetes .An ophthalmologist may be able to detect damage to the optic nerve caused by untreated HBP.
  • When the blood vessels in the face dilate facial flushing occurs . The red, burning face can occur unpredictably or in response to certain triggers such as sun exposure, cold weather, spicy foods, wind, hot drinks and skin-care products. Facial flushing can also occur with emotional stress, exposure to heat or hot water, alcohol consumption and exercise, all of this can raise blood pressure temporarily.Alternatively it can be other way around like HBP causing facial flushing.
  • Ringing in the ears for no apparent reason.
  • Thumping in your heart without any exciting news.

High Blood Pressure Home Remedy:

  • Whatever you do the best policy is to consult with a doctor for advice and treatment. As it is a life threatening weapon and taking chance with it could be disastrous ending. One in every 3 people in US suffers from blood pressure.Heart disease and stroke, the first and third leading causes of death in the United States .
  • Have honey and apple cider vinegar with water, will reduce your cholesterol and ultimately regulate your blood pressure.
  • Orange juice and coconut water mix intake usually reduce HBP. 
  • Mangoes are good for HBP.
  • Boil 5-6 leaves of olive in water and drink it 2-3 times a day will keep it under control.
  • This before you eat. Diet is very important in sorting and keeping Blood pressure in control.physical exercise, and weight loss have been shown to significantly reduced blood pressure in people with high blood pressure. Remember the more you gain on weight the more risk you are putting yourself in.
  • Risk factors for high blood pressure include smoking, alcohol abuse, obesity, a high salt intake, and stress – and a family history of hypertension and stroke.Arteriosclerosis, or a thickening, hardening and narrowing of the walls of the arteries is also often associated with high blood pressure. So the best policy will be try to avoid all those which are damaging in long term for your health.
  • Herbal remedies and dietary supplements can help to lower blood pressure, as well as to improve the overall functioning of the heart, arteries and the entire cardiovascular system.
  • Limit your alcohol consumptions as it certainly doesn't help. Take lots of fruits and fibres. Five a day rule in life will keep you healthy and fit most of your life.
  • Salt is like poison if you have blood pressure. Reduce intake of this dietary sodium.
You will find plenty more home remedy from different different part of the world where its proven helpful. Thats  all for now. But remember this is a guidance only and don't forget to consult with doctor.

Hope this helps.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Sinus infection symptoms & Home remedy of Sinusitis

Sinus infection symptoms are very important things to know in life as 24 million annual cases are reported in US only on average. Sinus Means sack or cavity in tissue or organs, or abnormal cavity caused in the  passage by destructions of tissues specially near the nose and surrounding areas.

Where as Sinusitis is inflammation of paranasal sinuses. It can be caused by infections, allergy or autoimmune (Autoimmune where your immune system attacks your good part of your body due to misjudgement).Most of the time it is viral infection who is the enemy no 1.

Sinus infection symptoms :

  • A runny or Blocked Nose .If the outcome producing Yellow or green mucus , the chances are it is a bacterial infection.
  • Pain and tenderness in the face.Around infected sinuses you may feel a throbbing pain that is worse when you move your head, and toothache or pain in your jaw when you eat.
  • You may feel abnormal body temperature which tends to be on the higher side.
  • You may feel tiredness most of the time which is unusual than your normal routine.
  • Sinus headache could be seen which is behaves strangely.
  • Coughing  more.
  • Bad breath or halitosis.
  • Loss of taste and smell making your appetite low.
  • All around feeling ill.
Sinus infection Symptoms for Children :

Children with sinusitis may be irritable, breathe through their mouth and have difficulty feeding.
Their speech may sound nasal (like they have a stuffy cold) because their sinuses are blocked.

Home Remedy For Sinusitis :
  • Steam can drain your sinuses as a result you will breath easier and feel more comfortable. Take a bowl of hot water where visible steam is coming out. you can add menthol as most cases it helps clearing up the nasal passage.
  • Use a humidifier .Specially in the room where you spend most time. It will reduce ill feeling.
  •  Drinking plenty of water will increase your body fluid and thin out the a result it will drain out itself easily rather than thick and sticky mucus.
  • Putt few eucalyptus drop on your handkerchief and sniff it every now and then .It will help you to feel better.
  • Put a wet cloth on your face will give you soothing comfort and reduce sinus pain.
  • Garlic, Onions, Horseradish, Hot Pepper and Ginger added to any soup broth will open the sinuses.
  • Dissolve 1 tsp of salt in 2 cups of water and use it through a nasal inhaler.
  • Tea tree oil. Doesn't matter how you use it it will help. It is a natural killer for any infections.
  • Sipping hot teas made with herbs such as fenugreek, fennel, anise, or sage may help move mucus even more and keeps it flowing
  • People found that grape seed extracts (2-5 drops) mix with saline found to be useful. 
  • Mix 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon with enough water to make a paste and apply paste on head to relieve sinus headache.

There are plenty more home remedy can be found from different different part of the world. You take caution to choose what is suitable for you. It is highly comprehended that if you are not comfortable with any of this consult a doctor or a specialist who can guide better.

Hope this Helps.

Tips: All headaches are not sinus headache. Most people think they have sinus related headache  are found that only 10% of them anything to do with sinus.