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High Blood Pressure: Symptoms, Causes and Home Remedies

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high blood pressure

High blood pressure is defined as the high pressure in the arteries, which are the vessels that carry blood from the heart to the rest of the body. Blood pressure reading contains two numbers. The top number is systolic blood pressure, pressure in the arteries as the heart contracts and the bottom number is diastolic number, pressure in the arteries as the heart relaxes.  Normal blood pressure is below 120/80 and a blood pressure of 140/90 or above is considered as high.

 

Symptoms

 

  • A person having high blood pressure may get severe headache.
  • Fatigue or confusion are also signs of high blood pressure.
  • Chest pain and difficulty breathing are often caused by high blood pressure.
  • Irregular heartbeat and pounding in chest, neck, or ears are also some of the common symptoms of high blood pressure.
  • You may also experience vision problems.
  • You may notice blood in the urine when your blood pressure increases.
  • High blood pressure may also lead to serious problems such as heart attack/failure, stroke, or kidney failure.
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Causes

 

  • Poor diet, too much salt consumption may cause high blood pressure.
  • Smoking and alcohol consumption are also dangerous if you want to avoid high blood pressure.
  • Stress, lack of physical activities, being overweight, or obesity also contribute to high blood pressure.
  • Your odds are high if you've any family history of high blood pressure.

 

Home Remedies To Cure High Blood Pressure

 

Lemon

lemon

  • Lemons reduce high blood pressure by keeping blood vessels soft, pliable, and removing any rigidity.
  • Add juice from half a lemon to a cup of warm water. Drink it every morning on an empty stomach.
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Garlic

 

  • Garlic helps to relax blood vessels by stimulating the production of hydrogen sulphide and nitric oxide. This helps to reduce high blood pressure.
  • Eat 1-2 raw garlic cloves daily.
  • You can also add 5-6 drops of garlic juice to 4 teaspoons of water and take it twice a day.
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Banana

 

  • Bananas are a rich source of potassium, which lessens the effect of sodium. Bananas help to control the high blood pressure.
  • Eat one or two bananas daily.

Honey

honey

  • Honey has a calming effect on blood vessels and it helps to reduce pressure from the heart. So it is helpful for preventing high blood pressure.
  • Consume 2 teaspoons of honey first thing in the morning.
  • Another option is to consume a mixture of 1 teaspoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of ginger and 2 teaspoons of cumin seeds twice a day.

 

 

 

 

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hoarse voice

Hoarseness is an unusual change in the voice. This change can occur in your volume or pitch, ranging from breathy, soft voice to a harsh and deep voice. Hoarseness is caused by variety of conditions.

 

Symptoms

 

  • Sudden change in the pitch or volume of your voice could be first symptom of hoarseness.
  • You may also feel irritation, swelling, and inflammation in your vocal cord.
  • Raspy and harsh quality of the voice is also one of the symptoms of hoarseness.
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Causes

 

  • Laryngitis, inflammation of your voice box (Larynx) causes hoarseness.
  • Vocal cord cysts or polyps also cause hoarseness as they could interfere with the normal closing of vocal cords during speaking.
  • Allergies, acid reflux, certain thyroid conditions also make you experience hoarseness.
  • Smoking causes hoarseness at some stage.
  • Several medical conditions such as larynx cancer, stroke, multiple sclerosis, spasmodic dysphonia cause hoarseness.
  • Inhalation of foreign body or caustic material also causes hoarseness.

 

Home Remedies To Cure Hoarseness

 

Ginger

 

  • Ginger is an effective remedy for hoarseness as it is soothing to the mucous membrane surrounding the larynx and helps to relieve inflammation.
  • Add chopped ginger to a cup of water and boil it for 10 minutes, strain it and drink 3 times a day. You can also add little honey to this mixture.
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Honey

 

  • Honey helps relieve and comfort  irritated throat by reducing the inflammation.
  • Simply consume one tablespoon of honey a few times daily.
  • Alternatively, you can add 2 tablespoons of honey and a pinch of black pepper to a glass of warm water, drink it regularly.
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Salt Water

salt water

  • Gargling with salt water helps restore your original voice. In addition, it is best for removing mucus from respiratory tract.
  • Mix 2 teaspoons of salt to a glass of water, heat it for 5 minutes. Gargle with it 2-3 times daily.
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Lemon

Lemons

  • Lemon relieves hoarseness quickly as it keeps your throat moisturized. 
  • Add the mixture of one tablespoon each of honey and lemon to a cup of warm water. Keep sipping this mixture at regular intervals.
  • Alternatively, sprinkle some pepper and salt on a slice of lemon and lick it slowly.

 

Garlic

 

  • Garlic is another quick remedy for hoarseness. It reduces the pain and promotes quick relief. 
  • Put half of a garlic clove on each side of your mouth and slowly bite. Keep sucking the juice for quick healing and to reduce irritation.
  • Alternatively, add few drops of garlic oil to one-fourth cup of warm water. Gargle with it twice a day.

 

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flu

Flu is an infectious respiratory disease caused by a virus called influenza. Flu can be dangerous if left untreated, and at times can lead to death. You can prevent flu by getting a flu shot(vaccination) every year.

 

Symptoms

 

  • Most common symptoms of flue include fever or feeling chills.
  • Cough and sore throat may also indicate that you've caught infection.
  • Flu also makes a person feel fatigue.
  • You may experience headache and muscle ache if you're suffering from flu.
  • Vomiting and diarrhea are also signs of flu. However, this is more common in children than adults.
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Causes

 

  • Flu is caused by influenza virus. There are three types of influenza viruses, including type A, B, and C.
  • Type B influenza viruses are most commonly circulated among humans while type A are found mostly in different animals, including chickens, pigs, and ducks.
  • Influenza viruses spread from a infected person to a healthy person through coughing and sneezing.
  • Sometimes people get infected by touching a contaminated surface and then touching their nose or mouth.

 

Home Remedies To Cure Fatigue

Honey

honey

  • Honey has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. It helps to reduce flu symptoms by boosting the immune system.
  • Add a tablespoon of honey to a glass of warm water and drink it several times a day.
  • You can also mix equal amount of honey and onion juice and consume one teaspoon of this mixture thrice a day.

 

Ginger

ginger

  • Ginger has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and it helps to treat the various symptoms of flu.
  • Drink ginger tea by adding a half teaspoon of crushed ginger to a cup of boiling water.
  • You can also eat small pieces of fresh ginger several times a day.
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Lemon

 

  • Lemon's antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal properties help to weaken flu viruses.
  • Add some lemon juice and one tablespoon of rum and honey to a cup of boiling water. Drink this mixture twice a day.
  • Put one chopped lemon into a cup of boiling water. Let it boil for another 5-10 mins, inhale this steam 3-4 times a day until you feel better.

 

Garlic

garlic

  • Garlic can work like a magic for flu as it has got antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties.
  • Add chopped pieces of 2-3 garlic cloves into a cup of hot water. Let it boil for 5-10 mins, strain the water and then drink it. Repeat this 3-4 times a day.
  • You can also consume a teaspoon of garlic juice with water or chew one raw garlic 3-4 times a day.
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sore throat

Sore throat refers to scratchiness, pain, or irritation of the throat. Throat pain makes it hard to swallow food and liquids. 

 

Symptoms

 

    •    Painful or a dry throat is one of the main symptoms of sore throat. Often this pain is accompanied by itchiness and irritation.

    •    Difficult to swallow or talk due to pain.

    •    Swollen glands in your jaw or neck.

    •    You may notice white patches on the tonsils.

    •    Hoarseness is also a sign of sore throat.

    •    You may also experience fever, cough, sneezing, running nose, body aches, or headache before you get sore throat.

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Causes

 

    •    A number of bacterial infections, or Viral infections such as common cold, flu, mononucleosis, chickenpox, etc., cause sore throat.

    •    Allergies and irritants can contribute to sore throat.

    •    Dry indoor air can make your throat feel itchy and rough and can cause sore throat.

    •    Muscle strain, caused by screaming or talking loudly leads to sore throat.

    •    Severe medical conditions such as HIV infection or cancerous tumors in the throat can cause a sore throat.

 

Home Remedies To Cure Sore Throat

 

Lemon

lemon

    •    Lemon helps remove mucus and thus relieves sore throat.

    •    Squeeze half a lemon to get the juice and add one teaspoon of honey to it. Add this mixture to a cup of hot water and sip it slowly.

    •    Alternatively, you can lick half a lemon sprinkled with little pepper over it.

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Apple cider vinegar

 

    •    Antibacterial properties of apple cider vinegar helps treat sore throat.

    •    Add one teaspoon each of lemon juice and honey and one tablespoon of unfiltered, raw apple cider vinegar to a cup of warm water. Drink it 2-3 times daily.

    •    You can also gargle with apple cider vinegar solution; add one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and one teaspoon of salt to a cup of warm water and gargle with it several times a day.

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Cinnamon

cinnamon

    •    Cinnamon is an excellent remedy for sore throat caused due to common cold.

    •    Mix one teaspoon each of cinnamon powder and black pepper with a glass of warm water. Strain this mixture and gargle with it several times a day.

    •    Alternatively, consume the mixture of one teaspoon of honey and few drops of cinnamon oil twice daily.

Garlic

 

    •    Antibacterial and antiseptic properties of garlic helps treat as well as prevent sore throat.

    •    Consume 2-3 raw garlic cloves daily.

    •    Alternatively, add 4-5 drops of garlic oil to 1/4th cup of water and gargle with it 1-2 times daily.

 

 

 

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morning sickness

Morning sickness is also referred as nausea gravidarum, pregnancy sickness, or emesis gravidarum. It affects about 80% of the pregnant women. Females who use hormone replacement therapy or hormonal contraceptives may also experience symptoms of morning sickness. Pregnant women should consult doctor if they experience serious discomfort due to morning sickness.

 

Symptoms

 

  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • They may faint or feel dizzy when they stand up.
  • Females with severe morning sickness pass only small volume of urine, also they might have dark urine colour.
  • Women suffering from morning sickness may also experience difficulty in holding liquids down.
  • Some of the most severe symptoms include vomiting blood, heart races, etc.
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Causes

 

  • Early stages of pregnancy causes morning sickness.
  • Increasing levels of estrogen/progesterone may cause morning sickness.
  • Hypoglycemia, caused by the placenta draining energy from the pregnant women's body.
  • Sensitivity to odors during pregnancy also contribute to morning sickness.
  • The most important pregnancy hormone, hCG (Human chorionic gonadotropin) may also have link with morning sickness.
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Home Remedies For Morning Sickness

Lemon

lemons

  • Lemon is a great home remedy for reducing morning sickness.
  • Mix one teaspoon each of lemon juice and mint juice with one tablespoon of honey and half a teaspoon of ginger juice. Consume this mixture 2-3 times a day.
  • You can mix a fresh lemon juice with a glass of water and drink it every morning.
  • Alternatively, simply bite on a lemon slice or chew some lemon candy at regular intervals.
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Ginger

 

  • Ginger has chemicals named shogaols and gingerols that help relieve nausea and vomiting.
  • Chew small pieces of ginger for quick relief from nausea.
  • You can consume mixture of 5-6 drops of ginger juice and a tablespoon of honey first thing in the morning.
  • Alternatively, boil some grated ginger with water. Let it cool and drink it at regular intervals.
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Fennel

 

  • Licorice-tasting and aromatic fennel seeds help to calm your abdomen and relieve nausea and vomiting.
  • Add some fennel seeds to a cup of boiling water. Let it boil for 5 minutes. Strain and add little lemon juice and honey for taste. Drink this fennel tea regularly. 
  • Also, just chew one tablespoon of fennel seeds after your meal.

 

Curry Leaves

Curry leaves

  • Curry leave juice is an Ayurvedic medicine to treat morning sickness.
  • Extract curry leave juice by pressing 20-25 curry leaves against sieve. Add one teaspoon each of sugar, honey, and two teaspoons of lemon juice to this and mix well. Drink this mixture 2-3 times daily.
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snoring

Snoring is a common phenomenon, basically, it is a sound caused when the tissues in the airways relax and  narrows airways. Snoring is more common in men than women and can worsen with age. 

 

Symptoms

 

  • Noise during sleep.
  • You may feel excessive sleepiness during daytime.
  • You may notice difficulty concentrating.
  • Sore throat, morning headaches, gasping/choking at night are all indications of snoring.
  • Restless sleep is also a sign of snoring.

 

Causes

 

  • Mouth anatomy; having low and thick soft palate narrows airway and leads to snoring.
  • Nasal problems, sleep deprivation also contribute to snoring.
  • Enlarged tissues in the throat, nose, or mouth are also common causes of snoring.
  • Alcohol consumption before bedtime results in snoring.
  • Medications taken for allergies, anxiety, depression, etc., make you snore.

 

Home Remedies To Cure Snoring

 

Peppermint

peppermint

  • Due to anti-inflammatory property, peppermint helps reduce membrane swelling in the lining of the nostrils and throat and hence promotes easy breathing. It is a best remedy for temporary snoring due to cold or allergy.
  • Add few drops of peppermint oil to a glass of water and gargle with it before going to bed.
  • Also, rub peppermint oil into the lower portions of your nose before going to bed. Repeat daily until you see the desired result.

 

Clarified Butter

 

  • Clarified butter opens up the nasal passage and helps you breath freely.
  • Slightly warm clarified butter and put 2-3 drops into each nostril using a dropper. Repeat daily before going to bed and again soon after waking up in the morning.

 

Turmeric

 

  • Antiseptic and antibiotic properties of turmeric can treat inflammation and reduces heavy snoring. Use turmeric with milk for better result.
  • Mix 2 teaspoons of turmeric powder with a glass of warm milk and drink it about 30 minutes before going to bed. Repeat daily until you stop snoring.
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Cardamom

cardamom

  • Cardamom is an excellent expectorant and decongestant agent and it effectively opens up the blocked nasal passage. Easy and uninterrupted air passage reduces the possibility of snoring.
  • Add half a teaspoon of cardamom powder to a glass of warm milk. Drink it about 30 minutes before going to bed. Repeat daily for best result.

 

Garlic

 

  • Garlic prevents mucus from building up in the nasal passage. It is helpful if you are snoring due to sinus blockage,
  • Chew 1-2 fresh, raw garlic and then drink some water. Repeat this daily before going to bed.
  • You can also add garlic in your daily diet.
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