If you have been told that you have hypertension, or high blood pressure, it may have been further defined as “primary or essential hypertension,” or “secondary hypertension.” If it is described as “essential hypertension,” it is likely that no one really knows what the cause is. It is estimated that 90% of high blood pressure patients fall in this category. If the condition is referred to as “secondary,” the elevated pressure in your arteries has occurred “secondarily” to some condition such as poor kidney function, which may require higher pressure to filter the blood through these important organs. Tumors of glands such as the adrenal gland, critical in regulation of blood pressure,may be causing the elevated high blood pressure. Drugs are commonly known to raise blood pressure as a side effect. Heart problems and high blood pressure can also be blamed as a drug side-effect. Table salt has been blamed for high blood pressure, thus the reason for everyone being told to cut down on salt.
It is important for you to understand that high blood pressure can be present without symptoms; you may not experience any discomfort or impairment. Certain situations may result in high blood pressure to enable your body to respond to certain difficulties, of which you may or may not be aware. The patient’s internal intelligence to raise blood pressure in defense of major stresses or inadequate blood supply to important body parts should not routinely be disrupted by their medication. Many cases of high blood pressure result when more blood flow to the intestinal tract is necessary to digest food and carry away toxins. Lowering the blood pressure by drugs in this situation is simply not appropriate. Correcting the intestinal upset is the answer. There is a better way and this chapter is designed to solve the problem or at least ease the situation without drug intervention. Lowering blood pressure does not correct the cause of the ailment. It makes more sense to correct what is causing this increase of pressure and that is what the recommendations in this chapter attempt to do.
... much greater detail, step-by-step recommendations and in-depth suggestions are available in the full
HYPERTENSION chapter of the
Regaining and Maintaining Your Health e-book.