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Home Remedies for High blood Pressure

December 2nd, 2016 | Posted by Dannah Mae P. Banares in Circulatory Emergency - (Comments Off on Home Remedies for High blood Pressure)
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High blood pressure also known as hypertension is a condition that may cause health problems because it is a long term force of the blood against your artery walls. Blood flows through blood vessels higher than the normal pressure.

Blood pressure usually rises with age and body scope.

Two types of High Blood Pressure

  1. Primary High Blood Pressure

Primary or essential hypertension tends to develop over years.


  1. Secondary High Blood Pressure

Secondary hypertension tends to appear all of a sudden that causes higher blood pressure.


If diagnosed with hypertension, you may encounter the following signs that may mean your condition is secondary hypertension:

  • Hypertension that does not respond to medications.
  • A systolic blood pressure over 180 mmHg or over 120 mmHg of diastolic blood pressure is considered as very high blood pressure.
  • No obesity
  • No family history

Signs and symptoms

Lifestyle factors are responsible for a growing burden of hypertension. Physically inactive, fatty foods, alcohol and tobacco can cause hypertension.

Hypertension can be secondary to other conditions also, such as kidney diseases.

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A systolic pressure below 120mmHg and a diastolic pressure below 80mmHg is the normal blood pressure for adults.

Medications also can be associated with hypertension.

The following can be associated with hypertension:

  • Severe headache
  • Fatigue
  • Chest Pain
  • Vision Problems
  • Irregular Heartbeat
  • Blood in Urine
  • Difficulty Breathing


Treatment and Prevention


Lifestyles are used first to treat hypertension. It includes:


  • Salt Restriction – typical salt consumption is between 9 and 12 g a day. Modest blood pressure declines can be attained in people with usual levels by lowering salt to around 5 g a day. The highest effects are perceived in people with hypertension.


  • Control of alcohol consumption – Research rules say moving from moderate to extreme drinking is “linked both with high blood pressure and with an increased threat of stroke”.



  • High intake of vegetables and fruits – people at risk of high blood pressure are directed to minimize intake of saturated fat.


  • Regular Exercise – hypertension is closely connected with excessbody heaviness and weight reduction is accompanied by a fall in blood pressure



  • Reduce stress – avoiding stress and develop healthy coping approaches for managing stress can help control hypertension, especially to those who are engaged to alcohol, drugs, smoking and unnatural foods to manage stress.


Smoking can also increase blood pressure. It has a broader effect on heart health and the rest of the body so giving up smoking is highly suggested for people with high blood pressure.



December 2nd, 2016 | Posted by Dannah Mae P. Banares in Basic First Aid Skills - (Comments Off on Managing of KNEE ARTHRITIS)
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Arthritis is inflammation of your joints. The primary indications of arthritis are pain, swelling, and stiffness. Any joint in the body may be affected but it is commonly in the knee.

It is hard to do things everyday such as walking or bending your knees if you have that knee arthritis. It can cause loss of work time and disability for some.


Causes of Knee Arthritis

Age is the most common factor that causes knee arthritis. Several factors may increase the risk of developing arthritis at an early age.

  • Weight. It adds pressure on joints, especially the knees.
  • Gender. Women at the age of 55 and older are more likely than men to cultivate arthritis of the knee.
  • Athletics. Athletes may be at higher risk for developing arthritis of the knee who involves playing soccer, tennis and running. Regular moderate exercise reinforces joints and can decrease the risks.
  • Heredity. Genetic mutations can make a person more likely to develop arthritis of the knee.
    Knee arthritis

    It is hard to do things everyday such as walking or bending your knees if you have that knee arthritis.

What are the different symptoms of knee arthritis?

  • Pain that rises when you are active.
  • swelling
  • sensation of warmth in the joint
  • painfulness in the knee, especially in the morning or when you have been sitting for a while
  • Reduction in mobility of the knee, making it hard to get in and out of cars and using of the stairs.
  • Creaking and snap sound that is noted when the knee moves

How to treat Knee arthritis?

Even if there is no remedy for arthritis, there are many treatment selections available to help manage pain and keep people staying active.

Relieving pain and to return mobility is the main goal why we need to treat arthritis of the knee. Treatment will basically include a combination of the following:

  1. Weight Loss. Losing a small amount of weight can possibly reduce knee pain.
  2. Regular exercise. Stretching help keep flexibility of the knee joints.
  3. Pain Relievers and Anti-inflammatory drugs. Acetaminophen, naproxen and ibuprofen are some of the medications that can be bought over-the-counter that can relief pain. Sometime your doctor may recommend you these medicines to ease the pain on the knees.
  4. Alternative therapies. Some may be effective that includes topical creams with acupuncture or supplements.

Use the “RICE” method. Rest, ice, compression and elevation caused by arthritis are good for knee pain. Give your knees some rest and apply ice to the specific are to reduce swelling. Put on compressive bandage and keep your knee elevated.

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