Written by: Dr. Ammara Altaf – Homoeopath
Homoeopathic medicines have capability to over come in hypertensive emergency situation with full safety and reliability.
Hypertension (HBP) with Homoeopathic treatment
Hypertension, commonly called high blood pressure, is a condition wherein the veins have unceasing raised coercion (pressure). Blood is transferred from the heart to all parts of the body in the vessels. Each time the heart pulsates, it pumps blood into the vessels. Circulatory strain is made by the power of blood pushing against the walls of veins (arteries) as it is pumped by the heart. The higher the weight, the harder the heart needs to pump. It is a serious medical condition and can expand the danger of cardiovascular, brain, kidney and other maladies. It is resolved both by the measure of blood your heart pumps and the measure of resistance from blood stream in your arteries. The more blood your heart pumps and the smaller your supply routes, the higher your pulse.
For adults normal blood pressure is 120/80 mmHg. It varies with age, sex and health condition. According to world health organization (WHO) criteria, hypertension is diagnosed when there is:
- Frequent higher blood pressure readings OR Constant/persistent BP is termed as hypertension
- 3 high blood pressure readings on 2 repeated health care visits
- Sustained systolic BP= >140mmHg
- Sustained diastolic BP= >90mmHg is considered to constitute Hypertension
As WHO readings approx. 1.13 billion people around the world are suffering due to this disease.
When considered as high??
If systolic blood pressure (SBP) is 140 mm Hg or above, or diastolic blood pressure (DBP) is 90 mm Hg or above then it is considered to have hypertension.
There are 3 different stages of High blood pressure:
- Mild – 140/90
- Moderate – 160/100
- Severe – 180/110
- Very severe – 210/120
Alluded to as “Silent Killer”
One can have (hypertension) for a considerable length of time with no indications. Indeed, even without indications, harm to veins and your heart proceeds and can be recognized. Numerous individuals with hypertension don’t observe symptoms and might be ignorant there is an issue. Symptoms can incorporate early morning headache, nosebleeds, sporadic heart rhythms, vision changes, and humming in the ears. Progressively serious symptoms may reveal fatigue, nausea, vomiting, disarray, confusion, tension, chest pain, and muscle tremors. Whenever left untreated, hypertension can cause tenacious chest torment (likewise called angina), respiratory failures, cardiovascular breakdown, and a sporadic heartbeat, which can prompt an abrupt demise.
Uncontrolled hypertension builds your danger of serious medical issues. To monitor it is imperative for protecting wellbeing and diminishing the danger of hazardous conditions.
Managing Blood Pressure on Primary Level
By adopting some habits on primary level, high blood pressure can be maintained as normal or can be decreased
- Regular physical exercise
- Stress-decreasing exercises
- Avoiding smoking
- Decreasing salt intake
- Moderating alcohol utilization
- Eating more fruit and vegetables and less fatty food
- Managing body weight
After adopting the above habits, medication can be helpful for the patients who experience severe hypertension problem that cannot be easily relieved by only adopting the above tips.
In homoeopathy, there are very effective remedies which can treat the patients of such conditions and likewise having ability to provide quick relief in acute or emergency situations.
Allium sativa – Effective for arterial hypotension, heavy head, pulsation in temples, catarrhal deafness mostly recommended in first dilutions like 1x, 2x, 3x for quick relief. 20 drops dose in Half Glass of water, can be repeated up to relief.
Arnica – Angina pectoris, pain especially severe in elbow of left arm. Stitches in heart. Pulse feeble and irregular. Cardiac dropsy with distressing dyspnoea. Extremities distended, feel bruised and sore. Fatty heart and hypertrophy. Recommended dose in 30 potency as it can be repeated approximately 4 times in a day in most of patients.
Aurum metallicum – Over sensitiveness to noise, excitement, confusion. Violent pain in head, worse at night, outward pressure. Roaring in head. Vertigo. Tearing through brain to forehead. Pain in bones extending to face. Congestion to head. Boils on scalp. Palpitation. Pulse rapid, feeble, irregular. Hypertrophy. High Blood Pressure. Recommended dose in 200 Potency maximum up to 2 times in day otherwise once in a day is enough.
Belladonna – Acts upon every part of the nervous system, producing active congestion, furious excitement, perverted special senses, twitching, convulsions and pain. It has a marked action on the vascular system. Violent palpitation, reverberating in head, with labored breathing. Palpitation from least exertion. Throbbing all through body. Heart seemed too large. Rapid but weakened pulse.
Natrum mur patient is quiet, highly responsible, overly serious and obsessive. Patient may has silent grief or past history of grief. There is headache, palpitations and feeling of tension (even coldness) in the chest. The person craves for salty things and has great thirst makes the choice of drug easy. Worse in the heat of sun and better from being alone in a quiet place.
Crataegus – Heart tonic, acts on heart muscles. Irregularity of heart. High arterial tension. Cardiac dropsy. Fatty degeneration. Aortic disease. Pain in region of heart and under left clavicle. Heart muscles seem flabby, worn out. Cough. Heart dilated; first sound weak. Pulse accelerated, irregular, feeble, intermittent. Valvular murmurs, angina pectoris. Highly recommended dose in Mother Tincture or 1x with frequent intervals up to restoration of patient condition with minimum 30 drops dose in water.
The lachesis patient is intensive and talkative, having agitation and inner passion that need an outlet. The patient has many suspicions, revengeful and jealousy is marked. Cannot bear anything tight around the neck and waist and wants loose clothing. Constriction about the chest with suffocative feelings all the time, the condition gets worse after sleep or on waking in the morning. Complaints are due to the suppression of discharges. The female develops symptoms of hypertension at climacteric age. There is marked hemorrhagic tendency. Recommended dose in 200 potency once in a day, don’t repeat frequently.
Rauwolfia serpentina –
It is important remedy for high blood pressure which is without marked atheromatous changes in vessels. Irritative conditions of central nervous system. Insanity, violent maniacal symptoms. Recommended dose in Mother Tincture or 1x maximum 30 drops with water, can be repeated up to patient restoration.
It is best remedy once used with Crataegus oxy Mother Tincture with the dose of 20 drops, it helps to normalize the arterial pressure. Provide quick relief in emergency situation.
Hypertension and vascular degeneration. Increased tension of pulse. Arterio-sclerosis where a high systolic pressure with a comparatively low diastolic tension is attended by cerebral and cardiac symptoms. Used in 3x and can be repeated frequently.