If you experience severe headaches, fatigue, irregular heartbeat, and chest pain, you probably suffer from high blood pressure. When your blood pressure is high, it shouldn’t be ignored. High blood pressure mainly caused by a number of reasons like smoking, excess sodium intake, increased stress, sleep deprivation, obesity, and other factors.
Fortunately, there’s little you can do to lower your blood pressure quickly without medical assistance.
Breathing exercise: Elevating your heart rate and breathing can drastically lower your blood pressure. Unrestricted blood flow throughout your body is important. Try to release tension in your muscles and joints. Take a deep breath from your belly. Hold your breath for about 2 seconds then release slowly. Take a few second pauses and repeat it 6-7 times. The reason for the breathing exercise is to relax your body so your blood vessels will open up and widen.
Warm bath: In modern medicine, vasodilator and kidney stimulates are administered to reduce high blood pressure and mitigate the risk of stroke. This is a great system for those with heart conditions and even those who don’t. But first, consult your doctor if you do have a heart condition because a hot bath will also raise the rate of your heartbeat.
Massage your ears and neck: Mainly are 3 spots, present on your head and neck that can help you lower your blood pressure within some minutes. Find the first point behind your earlobe and draw an imaginary straight line down to the center of your collarbone where you will find the second point.
Gently massage your neck with soft movements up and down this line. Repeat 10 times on both sides of your neck. The third point lies on your face at earlobe height about 1/2 cm from your ear. Massage it on each side with your fingertips for about a minute in a counter-clockwise circular motion. Massaging these areas will relieve the tension in your neck muscles and restore proper blood flow to your brain.
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Reported by Dr. Himani