17th– May to 24th May is hypertension awareness
Hypertension is perceived as silent killer, and the world hypertension day is about creating awareness of hypertension and to encourage citizens of all countries to help to prevent and control this.
The primary theme for this is Know Your Numbers. That is know your BP numbers the goal is create increased awareness around the world.
Hypertension has been termed a lifestyle disorder as it is sensitive all the aspects of daily life like sleep, exercise, work and stress. Our blood pressure responds to these things quite sensitively. What exactly is Hypertension?
When the blood flows through the arteries to reach its destination it exerts an pressure on the arteries, this pressure can be measured and is called as arterial pressure. When the heart contracts to push the blood out, it is called as systolic, and the pressure in the arteries then is the systolic pressure, and when the heart relaxes the pressure exerted on the arteries is the diastolic pressure. On an average this is 120/80 that is systolic/Diastolic.
When we say hypertension we are talking of systolic pressure more than 140 and diastolic over 100.
There are situations that place people as high risk to hypertension, these risks can be manageable or some are not manageable.
The manageable risks are that is they can be reversed.
- Obesity—a primary risk
- Smoking, or using tobacco in any form
- Drinking too much of alcohol
- Lack of exercise
- Increased cholesterol in the blood.
- Increased salt (sodium, potassium) in your diet
- Too little vitamin D in your diet,
- Oral contraceptives
- Lack of sleep
- Chronic disorders like diabetes.
Those risk factors that cannot be managed are
- Age with age, the tendency to hypertension increases.
- Racial predilection
- Genetic predilection.
The warning signs show up as headache, drowsiness, confusion, vision disorder, nausea, vomiting.
The medical treatment for this would be
- Diet management reduce salt.
- Diuretics like Lasix to reduce fluid content.
- Beta-blockers like atenlol to prevent the heart from pumping too hard.
- Alpha-blockers like doxezosin to inhibit the hormone that causes contraction of the blood vessel.
- Calcium blockers like amlodipine to bring about vasodilatation.
But if we were to speak metaphysically then cardiovascular disease, as its root in lack of love or joy in one’s life and a feeling of extreme loss, inability to express love or joy with others. Vascular problems are related to circulation, which is giving and receiving, hopelessness, futility, confusion, and a feeling of a purpose unfulfilled. Hypertension or high blood pressure particularly translates to a life energy within a body, movement/circulation of love and vitality through the body, increased pressure represents anger, stress, feeling that cannot or not allowed to be expressed resulting in a build up of inner pressure.
In all the manageable risk factors, or even the metaphysical aetiology of hypertension, the subconscious is not really resting and it does not allow recuperation in the truest sense of the word. This is where hypnosis steps, in.
Just a small exercise here, if you know how to take your own pulse, go for a short walk for about 5mnts and note the pulse n/minute, then rest a while, when you feel rested take your pulse and note it again. It is going to be different right when you have just exercised and when you are rested, when you are rested the pulse is slower, which actually means, your body is capable of slowing down and making changes inside, through hetro-hypnosis we find that seed that has gone rogue, and we use hypno-tools to re-design this and allow the germination of new seeds.
The body is allowed to re-experience its own natural balance and harmony, and the body begins to relearn.