Headaches, kidney problems, insomnia... are side effects of blood pressure drugs
what you can do at home
Blood pressure is the volume of blood pumped per unit of time by the heart.
The top number is the systolic blood pressure. It is when the heart contracts and pushes blood into the arteries.
The bottom number - diastolic blood pressure - pressure at the time of relaxation of the heart muscle.
The normal figure is 120 and 80 mm Hg.

However, everything up to <129 and 80– is also considered to be within the normal range, all you need to do is monitor a healthy lifestyle / diet.

If you have kidney disease, diabetes, the numbers 130/80 are normal. If you are a healthy person, > 65 years old, the numbers 130/80 are also good. Moreover, with age, the rate can be up to 160 (upper digit) in normal state of health. With age, blood vessels tend to narrow, so the systolic pressure (upper) can be higher than normal without danger to health. Usually with rates above> 140 and 90, traditional medicine treats with medications.

There are 3 main groups:

  • ACE-inhibitors. It does not allow enzymes to produce angiotensin (a hormone). Deplete Zinc, magnesium, potassium, calcium. Side effects include decreased libido, hair loss, cramps, weight gain, loss of smell.
  • beta blockers - reduce the activity of the heart by blocking the work of hormones in the body, such as adrenaline. Washed out from the body: coenzyme Q10, melatonin. Side effects are heart complications, memory problems, muscle spasms, insomnia, disturbed sleep, autoimmune diseases (cancer).
  • Calcium blockers - block the entry of calcium into the smooth muscle cells. Wash out potassium, calcium, vitamin D, coenzyme Q10. Side effects: heart disease, osteoporosis, muscle cramps, thirst, frequent colds, fatigue, high blood pressure
    • Potato - if you eat it 4 times a week, the risk of increased pressure increases by 11%, boiled and mashed potatoes, and 17%, with french fries and chips
    • Watermelon reduces pressure. Reduces stress. You can take an extract of L-citrulline and L-arginine (the latter is obtained by converting L-citrulline in the kidneys.
    • Dark chocolate - helps reduce pressure. Flavonoids (which are contained in dark chocolate) reduce the walls of the arteries, which leads to a decrease in blood pressure.
    • Eggs -can help in lowering blood pressure. In 2011 Jianping Wu (Food Chemistry, 2011, 129) showed in his research that eggs help in the production of peptides, which also work as ACE inhibitors (drugs to reduce pressure)
    • Several beans per day reduce the risk of heart disease. Glutamic acid, which can be found in legumes, pasta, brown rice, whole grains helps reduce systolic pressure.
    • Tea Solidago (Goldenrod) - in moments of high pressurre.
    • Fasting (fasting, interval starvation) - also help reduce blood pressure.
    • Proper nutrition and lack of excess weight
    Sodium and potassium preparations help to bring the body to balance, especially blood pressure.

    However, it is better to contact a specialist.

    For those to whom consultation is not available, there is a homeopathic complex Homviotensin.