The prevalence of hypertension (HTN) worldwide is high and is constantly rising. HTN is considered
to be a silent killer since often there are no obvious symptoms but long-term, HTN significantly increases the risk
of coronary heart disease and cerebrovascular diseases. Those with diagnosed HTN or at high risk of its development,
should start blood pressure (BP) lowering therapy based on natural methods including: lifestyle, regular
physical activity, respiratory training, reducing body mass, lowering sodium intake with food, potassium supplementation,
balanced diet enriched with herbs, reducing caffeine and alcohol intake, smoking cessation, stress
avoidance and regular monitoring of the BP. This review focuses on several most common methods of natural BP
lowering since it is not possible to consider all of them.
Keywords: Hypertension, natural methods, physical activity, respiratory training, body mass, sodium reduction, potassium supplementation,
herbs, smoking, stress, caffeine, alcohol.
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