Top 6 Proven Strategies for Daily High Blood Pressure Management

  Introduction Managing high blood pressure is crucial for maintaining long-term health, especially for those at risk of heart disease. Here, we explore six vital daily practices that can significantly influence your blood pressure levels. 1. Eliminate Smoking Smoking increases blood pressure temporarily, and habitual smoking can lead to sustained hypertension. Avoid all forms of tobacco, including smokeless products, to reduce health risks and manage blood pressure more effectively. 2. Maintain a Healthy Weight Being overweight often correlates with higher blood pressure. Shedding even a moderate amount of weight can have a significant impact on your blood pressure levels. Aim for a balanced diet and regular physical activity for gradual and sustainable weight loss. 3. Adopt a Heart-Healthy Diet A diet rich in vegetables, fruits, fish, whole grains, and low-fat dairy can help lower blood pressure. Limit salt intake, as it's a known contributor to hypertension. Consider the DAS

The antihypertensive effect of traditional Chinese medicine is remarkable

Core tip: these traditional Chinese medicine preparations have achieved a good curative effect. Do you know them?

Hypertension is a common and frequently-occurring disease in the world. It is one of the common cardiovascular diseases in the world. The incidence rate is increasing year by year, and it is younger. With the emergence of many adverse reactions in the clinical application of Western medicine, the treatment of hypertension with traditional Chinese medicine has been paid more and more attention by the majority of patients. The multi efficacy, efficiency, and side effects, multi-target, and stability of traditional Chinese medicine have been well received by patients. Some doctors even use the method of combination of traditional Chinese and Western medicine to achieve the purpose of efficiency and side effects.

TCM classification and symptoms of hypertension

According to the theory of traditional Chinese medicine, hypertension is caused by the imbalance of yin and Yang caused by the injury of seven emotions, improper diet, and deficiency of internal injury. According to the records of Neijing, all wind falling dizziness belongs to the liver. According to the records of Danxi Xinfa, there is no phlegm without dizziness and no fire without dizziness. Yin deficiency leads to the internal movement of liver wind. It is believed that wind, phlegm, and fire are the main causes of the disease.

1. Hyperactivity of liver Yang

The clinical manifestations were dizziness, swelling and pain, red face and ears, swollen eyes and tinnitus, irritability, insomnia and dreaminess, yellow urine and constipation, red tongue and yellow fur. The principle of treatment is to calm the liver and latent Yang, clear the liver, and reduce the fire.

2. Yin deficiency of liver and kidney

The common clinical symptoms were dizziness, dry eyes, five heart trouble and heat, soft waist, knees and legs, insomnia, yellow urine, and dry stool. The principle of treatment is nourishing the liver and kidneys.

3. Phlegm dampness obstruction type

Dizziness, nausea, palpitations, numbness, poor appetite, yellow urine, loose stools, red tongue. The main treatment of traditional Chinese medicine is Lishijian, spleen phlegm.

4. Yang deficiency type

The common clinical symptoms were vertigo, tinnitus, chilly limbs, palpitation, shortness of breath, soreness of waist and knees, loose stools, poor appetite, frequent urination, and reddish tongue. The principle of TCM treatment is Tonifying the kidney and strengthening yang.

5. Blood stasis obstructing collaterals

The clinical manifestations were vertigo, headache, palpitation, forgetfulness, insomnia, cyanosis on the face or lips, dark tongue, purple spots, or ecchymosis. The treatment principle of promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis was adopted.

Commonly used antihypertensive traditional Chinese medicine preparations

1. Tianma Gauteng drink

Composition: Gastrodia 9g, Uncaria Uncaria 12g (later), Casia 18g (first fried), gardenia 9g, Scutellaria 9g, Chuan Achyranthes 12g, Eucommia 9g, motherwort 9g, Morus9g, Jiaotong 9g, Fusion 9g

Method of administration: after half an hour, add 300g water and other herbs except Uncaria. When the water boils, add Uncaria. After boiling for 10 minutes, take warm. Take it once in the morning and once in the evening for several days.

Efficacy: Yin deficiency of liver and kidney, hyperactivity of liver Yang and liver fire are the main causes of the syndrome, and the disease is located in the liver. In the prescription, Gastrodia elata and Uncaria calming the liver and calming the wind; Cassia calming the liver and suppressing the Yang; Achyranthes leading the blood downward is the drug leading; Scutellaria and gardenia clearing away heat and fire; motherwort promoting blood circulation and diuresis; Eucommia and xiangsheng Tonic liver and kidney; Caulis Polygoni multiflora and Fuzhen tranquilizing the mind.

2. Huangqi Fangji Decoction

Composition: Fangji 12g, Huangqi 15g, Gancio 6G, Baizhu 9g

How to take it: four pieces of ginger, one piece of jujube, 250g water, add the above herbs, boil them and take them at a warm temperature. Once in the morning and once in the evening for several days.

Efficacy: Huangqi Fangji decoction can reduce blood volume and peripheral vascular resistance through its diuretic effect. Through warming and transporting Qi and blood, it can change the spasm state of small arteries with blood stasis, and expand the surrounding small arteries, to achieve the effect of reducing blood pressure.

3. Betaloc plus Ligustrazine

Betaloc 50 mg orally, twice a day, and ligustrazine 160-200 mg dissolved in 5% glucose 250 ml intravenously, once a day. Tetramethylpyrazine can reduce blood viscosity, anti-platelet aggregation, dilate small arteries, reduce blood pressure, improve microcirculation. The combination of the two drugs has a synergistic antihypertensive effect. The results showed that patients with mild to moderate hypertension were satisfied with the curative effect. The symptoms and ECG of patients with coronary heart disease and angina pectoris were significantly improved. The symptoms and limb muscle strength of patients with cerebral thrombosis were also significantly improved. It is proved that the combination of the two drugs can reduce blood pressure significantly, and has a positive effect on the prevention and treatment of hypertension complications.

The essence of hypertension is "deficiency at the root and excess at the mark". The principle of treatment should be reducing excess and reinforcing deficiency, adjusting Yin, and Yang. Those with deficiency and excess mixed, or deficiency due to deficiency or deficiency due to excess, should be strengthening healthy and eliminating pathogenic factors. In the clinic, we should distinguish the symptoms, weigh the weight, and treat them as appropriate, to achieve the goal of overall regulation and balance of yin and Yang. Integrated traditional Chinese and Western medicine therapy is an important idea and method for the prevention and treatment of hypertension in the future. Compared with western medicine or traditional Chinese medicine alone, it has obvious advantages and has become an inevitable trend for the prevention and treatment of hypertension.

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