Managing Hypertension: Natural Remedies and Supplements

Managing Hypertension: Natural Remedies and Supplements
Published on, 28 June, 2023. Answered by Dr. Yao-Ching Huang and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


Is it possible to manage hypertension using natural remedies or herbal supplements?


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Hypertension is a serious medical condition that requires proper management and treatment. While certain natural remedies and herbal supplements may offer potential benefits, they should not be seen as substitutes for medical advice or prescribed treatments. Hypertension management typically involves a combination of lifestyle modifications and medication prescribed by a healthcare professional.


Here are a few natural approaches that can complement medical treatment:

1.Dietary changes: Adopting a healthy diet, such as the DASH diet, and reducing sodium intake can positively impact blood pressure.

2.Weight management: Maintaining a healthy weight through a balanced diet and regular exercise can help lower blood pressure.

3.Regular physical activity: Engaging in moderate aerobic exercise for at least 150 minutes per week contributes to better blood pressure control.

4.Stress reduction: Techniques like deep breathing exercises, meditation, yoga, or hobbies can help reduce stress levels and manage blood pressure.

5.Herbal supplements: Some herbal supplements, such as garlic, hawthorn, olive leaf extract, and green tea extract, may have mild hypotensive effects. However, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional before using them, as they may interact with medications or  have adverse effects.

Remember, natural remedies and herbal supplements should be used under healthcare professional guidance and as a complement to medical treatment. Regular monitoring of blood pressure and following healthcare provider advice are essential for effective hypertension management.



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