Superfoods to help control High Blood Pressure

Updated: Aug 13, 2020

Office Deadlines, the stress of meeting targets, lack of exercise and abundance of processed unhealthy food. All these are typical issues that any city dweller faces in 2019. 

And it takes your health for a ride, leading to n number of lifestyle health issues and one of them is High Blood Pressure. Blood pressure is nothing but the amount of force that blood flow puts on the wall of arteries, there is a certain threshold that the arteries can deal with and when we cross that threshold of force its called high blood pressure. 

But, what causes High Blood Pressure? Here are the main reasons : 

  • Smoking

  • Lack of Physical Activity

  • Too much salt in the diet

  • Too much alcohol consumption

  • Stress

  • Older Age

  • Genetics & family history of high blood pressure

  • Chronic Kidney Disease

  • Thyroid Disorders

  • Sleep apnea

There are 2 types of hypertension:

Essential Hypertension, this is the condition of the majority of High BP patients. The underlying cause id mostly related to diet and has a high co-relation with salt consumption. 

When a direct cause for high blood pressure can be identified, the condition is described as secondary hypertension. Among the known causes of secondary hypertension, kidney disease ranks highest.