ayurvedic

ayurveda is taken from the sanskrit words – axus, meaning life, and veda, meaning knowledge.  its practice dates back between 1500-400 ad.  the basic principle of ayurveda is prevention and treatment of ilnesses by maintaining balance in the body, mind and consciousness through proper diet, lifestyle, as well as herbal medicines.

almost two months ago, my blood pressure soared high unexpectedly.  out of self-medication, i did took atenolol to regulate my blood pressure.  it did helped but the thing was, this medicine made me experience some bad adverse effects in my body system so i stopped taking it gradually.

ayu

bipasil provides the total alkaloids of sarpagandha, along with various correctives, laxatives and diuretics.  it controls and corrects the causative factors responsible for hypertension.

weeks before, one of my co-workers from india told me he called up his wife to buy me some ‘ayurvedic’ medicine indicated for hypertension.  he received it as a package and handed it to me the other week.  i had to take two tablets twice a day on an empty stomach.  my blood pressure was averaging 150/90 before and after a few days of taking this herbal medicine, i noticed a change of 130/80 average.  well i thought maybe it does help.

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the hypertensive post

hypertension

at first i thought it was just jetlag.  i was feeling light-headed and i get occasional blurred and double vision as i was using my office computer.  the next day, i still felt the same so i got my digital blood pressure monitor and checked my vitals:  systole 160/ diastole 100, pulse 80/min.  i mumbled.. ‘fuuuck’. 

‘normal human daily blood pressure range can vary widely, so any single blood pressure monitor reading is not reliable.  bp monitor readings must be taken at different times of day, to determine average blood pressure levels over time.’

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using this blood pressure chart by vaughn, a systole 160/ diastole 100 can be classified as pre-moderate stage 2.  i did monitored my average and it was the same.  the only reason i can blame for this was my diet, i wasn’t stressed out or anything but i did consumed a lot of fatty and salty food when i was on days off, likely my cholesterol level is also high.