Nowadays there is much unnecessary propaganda of Blood Pressure.If any one feels a little headache he goes to his physician and asks him to check his blood pressure.Doctors too when they examine the patient will check his blood pressure without fail and will express anxiety about it but the fact is that blood pressure is not a disease in itself but only a symptom of a disease.When our blood vessels veins and arteries become a bit stiff due to old age or disease of the heart, liver or kidney, the pressure in the blood vessels increases.Normally when the heart contracts the blood pressure is between 130-160 an 90-120 when it dilates.It is less when one is younger and high in old age.It is normally believed that one age plus 100 is his normal B.P.
Dull headache, heaviness of head even without pain, loss of sleep, dyspnoea, anguish and restlessness are some symptoms of B.P.It becomes normal after a disease of the heart, liver or kidneys is treated successfully.Sometimes it rises due to anxiety, worry, loss in business, disappointment in love or due to failure in examination or defeat in elections etc.This rise is temporary and time cures it.
Ignatia and Acid Phos are its head remedies.
Mahatma Gandhi has B.P but he took no medicines to keep it down.He used to take garlic and kept cold mud plaster on his head when there was a rise in his B.P.
Rest, reduction in the quantity of food, more drinking of water and keeping oneself free from worries are necessary to keep ones B.P. is normal.
Baryta Carb6, 30 Trit: The chief remedy of High Blood Pressure, specially for persons over 50.
Baryta Mur 3x Trit: When the difference between the systolic and diastolic pressure is abnormal more than 40 -50, 3-4 grains be given dry on tongue twice daily.
Conium: When there is vertigo from least motion of head, aversion to exertion, trembling of legs and palpitation of heart.Suits old Maids.
Belladonna 3X or 30: In acute cases repeat every half hour.Headache will be relieved and the patient will sleep.
Glonoine 6, 30: When it is worse in summer and sun, there is pain in temples, the patient feels his head has become bigger.
Sanguinaria: When it is cheeks are red and the patient gets worse in light and better in a dark room headache increases with sunrise and decreases after sunset.
Gels: When the tongue is dry and it trembles.
LACHESIS, IGNATIA, NATRUM MUR and AURUM MET are some other medicines which are indicated in High Blood Pressure.