High blood pressure only rarely has noticeable symptoms for its sufferers, but can lead to serious medical complications if it is left untreated for long periods of time. Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure is very common, and its estimated that up to 1 in 4 adults will suffer from it at some point in their life. When your blood pressure is too high, it puts strain on all of your internal organs, which in turn can cause issues within them. It’s therefore vital that continued high blood pressure is treated as effectively and quickly as possible.
The likelihood of complications from high blood pressure are great. The risk is vastly increased of many conditions, including, but by no means limited to, heart disease, cardiovascular failure, stroke, arterial disease, vascular dementia and kidney disease. Treatments of high blood pressure to reduce are numerous and can involve everything from simple lifestyle changes to heavy-duty prescription medicine. However, as the attitudes change and consumer demand raises for healthy, natural alternatives to chemicals, CBD for high blood pressure treatment has been studied and is becoming more commonplace.
CBD is a well-known natural anti-inflammatory and this helps to relieve pressure on blood as it travels through veins. This is a widely recognised property of the ingredient, but what the latest studies have shown is that it also acts as a vasodilator. In layman’s terms, this means that it allows arteries and blood vessels to dilate and safely stretch, allowing blood to flow through them easier, in greater volume, and with less pressure. What’s more, as CBD sticks on to the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the brain, it creates a neuroprotective barrier; which is vital in the protection of the brain after brain injuries and conditions such as strokes. As these are more common in those with high blood pressure, this allows CBD to effectively manage the condition even if it has gone unrecognised until a major traumatic event has happened, soothing and healing as well as reducing the level of blood pressure.
CBD for high blood pressure is certainly effective, but it is by no means a one-size-fits-all remedy. There are many causes for sustained high blood pressure and these need tackling from all angles, so it should form only part of the overall treatment regime. Other changes for the patient should include adopting as healthy a lifestyle as possible, ensuring food intake is as nutritionally-balanced as possible, and taking any essential medication should it be required. There are, however, a number of unavoidable causes that may also contribute to hypertension, including genetics; so fret not if you are unable to adapt too much and need to rely on few but simple interventions.
There’s no miracle cure for high blood pressure, but reducing your stress, tension and inflammation will definitely help: and undoubtedly, these are symptoms that CBD can aid you with.