Hypertension or high blood pressure sometimes called arterial hypertension which is a chronic medical condition where blood pressure in the arteries is uplifted. This makes the heart to work harder than it normally works in circulating blood through the blood vessels. Blood pressure could be summarised with two measurements namely systolic and diastolic. In the systole condition, the heart muscle contracts and in diastole these muscles get relaxed, which is the normal functioning of a heart to equate the maximum and minimum limit of pressure, respectively.

Blood pressure measures the pressure that is exerted by the flowing blood onto the walls of the arteries. It is measured in two levels, systolic over diastolic. Systolic the top number counted onto the apparatus is the pressure exerted when the heart pumps the blood, diastolic is the bottom number counted on is the pressure exerted when heart rests between two beats. People whose blood pressure goes over 140/90 are said to be having hypertension condition. Normal blood pressure when the body is at rest lies within the range of 100-140 mm Hg systolic and 60-90 mmHg diastolic. A person is diagnosed with high blood pressure when the reading is 140/90 mmHg or above. Hypertension could be classified as either primary (essential) hypertension or secondary hypertension. It has been calculated that about 90–95% of cases are categorized as “primary hypertension” which means high blood pressure with no obvious underlying medical cause.[2] The remaining 5–10% of cases comes under secondary hypertension which is caused by other conditions that might affect the kidneys, arteries, heart or endocrine system.

Hypertension could be a result to some major disorders including myocardial infarction (heart attacks), stroke, heart failure, aneurysms of the arteries (e.g. an aortic aneurysm), peripheral arterial disease and sometimes hypertension becomes the root cause of chronic kidney disease. The moderate elevation of arterial blood pressure is directly associated with a shortened life expectancy because of the poor working of the heart. A slight change in diet and lifestyle can improve control over the increased blood pressure and decrease the risk of health complications associated with this condition, although drug treatment is often required for those people for whom lifestyle changes prove ineffective or insufficient.

According to research, it has been proven that high blood pressure starts much early in life and cannot be detected unless it shows symptoms. Hypertension is one of the most common root causes of heart disease. In a research carried around the world for six years, it was found that the problems in the cardiovascular system i.e. heart and the vessels carrying blood can also begin at much lower blood pressure levels.

It can be concluded that when the pressure increases after 120/80, the risk of heart disease and stroke can begin to rise. For the same purpose, the range of level is developed including Prehypertension that lies between 120/80 and 139/89. People who are diagnosed with blood pressure readings within the Pre-hypertension range are supposed to adopt lifestyle changes to lower their blood pressure levels before they develop hypertension (high blood pressure) and this can make to heart disease and Stroke.

Homeopathic treatment for Hypertension

Hypertension can be effectively treated by treatment with homeopathic treatment. The medicines in homeopathic treatments are not composed of toxins due to which no side effects are observed. Along with medicines such as Belladonna, Nux vomica, Glennie, and Natrum mur, the homoeopathic treatment put focus onto lifestyle changes to deal with hypertension condition