What is Blood Pressure?
Blood Pressure is meant by pressure inside our arteries which carry oxygen, nutrients and immunoglobulins and other sustances from one place to other. Requisition for these may vary with tissues and organs at different times. The tissues undergoing repair or regeneration need more oxygen and nutrients. Injured cells need more anticoagulants, immune cells, infected tissues need more phagocytes, T cells etc.
As the situation varies, demand also varies. Our human body has an internal intelligence through which it senses, analyses the urgency of the demand. Accordingly it will act on the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system, endocrine glands and other areas to make changes in our system to assist speedy recovery. High BP is also also one such mechanism, to sustain health.
Blood pressure may also go high when there is a fright and flight situation in our life. When we were hunter gatherers, this happened only while going to hunting or during war. More BP means more glucose and more energy to muscles. But in the modern world, we experience this almost every day in our homes, offices and streets. This result in sustained stress situation leading to sustained high BP. High Blood Pressure for prolonged periods is not good for organ systems.
Normal systemic blood pressure (standards) may also vary according to the geographical area of inhabitation. Researchers say that this is due to change in climate, life style, food patterns, psychology etc.
Ingeneral, to meet the demands of our body, the sytem may itself creates a high blood pressure than a person, normally has in his life. The blood pressure in certain families remain high, evenif they are otherwise healthy. A person who does more physical work will have a higher BP than a person living a sedentary life. Usually women has less BP than males. Thus, it is not high BP, but Extra BP, necessary for the normal functioing of the system.
What happens when you take pills?
There are different types of anti hypertensive medications available in the market ranging from diuretics , alpha beta blockers to ACE inhibitors. Our body has its own intelligence to maintain health. This works through a series of signal networks throughout the body. This sytem works in conjunction with hormones and other chemicals released to our system, on demand, from various centers including brain.
When we interfere with the signal system through external agents ( drugs), the whole signal system gets disturbed and confused. This will result in the failure of maintaining homoeostasis in the body. Organ failure, immune system deficiency, autoimmune disorders and other serious issues start proping up one by one as time advances.
But medications are essential during emergency situations and surgery to save our lives.
Body intelligence will always fight for maintaining health. Even if you try to reduce BP, it will again increase the BP to supply more nutrients and essentials to the desired tissues. This may not be true always. It can happen due to altered signals also. Even in that case reducing BP by medications is not a solution. That is why you have change the dosage and combinations frequently to reduce BP.
In our facility we find out the real cause of hypertension. It may be due to tissue defect, organ defect, insulin resistance, altered signals, psychological causes, life style variations etc. We use tools like diet, exercise, acupressure/acupuncture and stress management techniques to treat hypertension. Once the root cause is removed naturally, you will be free from medications for ever.
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