Hypertension

Hypertension, high blood pressure, is one of the most common chronic diseases in the world and in our country. Early intervention and regular treatment are of great importance against high blood pressure, which is seen in almost one third of our population.

Aim in the RTM system is to reveal the causes of high blood pressure specific to the individual and to determine the source of the disease. In the treatment, it is aimed to normalize the blood pressure values by removing the source part of the high blood pressure.

Let’s glance shortly at Hypertension

What is Hypertension?

Hypertension means high blood pressure. The condition of accepting blood pressure values as hypertension may also vary from person to person and should be evaluated by a specialist physician. In general, systolic blood pressure above 120-130 and diastolic blood pressure above 70-90 is considered high.

  • What are the Symptoms of Hypertension?
  • It should be noted that in some cases, no symptoms of high blood pressure may be observed unless the blood pressure level rises to 180/110 and above. For this reason, some patients may continue their lives without knowing that they have hypertension for many years. In general, the most common symptoms are as follows:
  • Headache and/or dizziness
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Shortness of breath, feeling of weakness
  • Irregularity in heartbeat and pain in the heart
  • Frequent and especially at night waking up to urinate
  • Blurred and/or double vision
  • Nosebleeding
  • Swelling in the legs

What are the Causes of High Blood Pressure?

In the majority of hypertension cases, an identified cause may not be found. Such cases are called as the primary hypertension and may develop gradually over time.

Some people may have hypertension caused by an underlying medical condition, medication use, or a disease. This type, called secondary hypertension, can come on suddenly and cause higher blood pressure levels than primary hypertension.

For example, diabetes, kidney and adrenal gland problems, vascular problems, sleep apnea and thyroid gland problems can cause high blood pressure. In addition, some prescription or over-the-counter medicines, cold medicines, birth control pills, some pain relievers and drugs can also cause high blood pressure.

Hereditary factors and advancing age are also among the causes of hypertension. Stressful life, unhealthy and unbalanced diet, excessive weight gain and inactivity, smoking and excessive alcohol consumption are among the most important causes. In some people, pregnancy has also been observed to cause hypertension temporarily or permanently.

Risk Factors of High Blood Pressure

The higher the blood pressure rises and the longer it lasts, the greater the damage it inflicts. Excessive pressure on the vessel walls due to hypertension can damage both organs and vessels. The organs most affected by high blood pressure are the heart, brain, kidneys, great arteries and eyes.

When hypertension is not controlled, it can cause hardening and thickening of the vessels, that is, atherosclerosis. This can lead to a heart attack, stroke or other undesirable condition. The rise in the blood pressure causes the vessels to weaken and swell, creating a bubble, or Aneurysm, in the vessel wall, and if it bursts, it can lead to the life-threatening internal bleeding.

Hypertension requires the heart to exert more effort to pump blood. This causes the thickening of the walls in the pumping chamber of the heart, that is, the problem of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy. Heart Failure can develop when the thickened muscles have difficulty pumping enough blood to meet the need.

In addition to the many problems, it can cause in the vessels and organs, uncontrolled hypertension can also negatively affect cognitive abilities such as thinking, remembering and learning. Also, narrowed or clogged arteries and a stroke condition can limit blood flow to the brain, causing Vascular Dementia.

How is Hypertension Diagnosed?

In order to be able to diagnose hypertension, the blood pressure measurement on examinations and repetitions on different dates should be above 140/90. Regular blood pressure readings may also be requested at home to gain additional information and confirm the diagnosis. In addition, to confirm the diagnosis, blood pressure is monitored with the Holter device, which measures blood pressure at regular intervals over a 24-hour period and accurately detects the change in the values of the person. EKG (Electrocardiogram) and ECO (Echocardiography) are taken. A diagnosis of hypertension is made as a result of a holistic evaluation following additional laboratory tests.

Normal Blood Pressure

Normal blood pressure can be evaluated differently according to the body and the person. If we talk about the generally accepted average, it is considered ideal if the systolic blood pressure is between 120-130 and diastolic blood pressure between 70-90. In children and young people, lower blood pressure values can be considered normal.

Prehypertension

The first stages in which blood pressure values begin to rise above normal limits are called pre-hypertension.

Stage 1 Hypertension

Blood pressure values measured between 140/90 and 159/99 are considered as stage 1 hypertension.

Stage 2 Hypertension

Blood pressure values measured between 160/100 and 179/109 are called stage 2 hypertension.

Stage 3 Hypertension

Blood pressure values of 180/110 and above are called stage 3 hypertension.

Hypertension Approach in the RTM System

An Outlook on Cause of Hypertension Disease in the RTM System

Our body is in a constant balance against internal and external factors. With this balance, life continues by developing. The RTM System includes its own diagnostic and treatment protocols. Diseases in the RTM System; It is seen as a new balance or new adjustment points created in the body in order to continue life against internal and external negative conditions.

There is a source pattern called the Triad of Disease that causes new settings to come into play in the body. This triple structure, which includes Body Pollution, System Disorders and Code Changes in DNA (Epigenetics), functions as follows in hypertension;

Body Contamination; As a result of the toxins we are exposed to from the environment or the increase in metabolic activities at the cellular level, there is an increase in toxic load in the body. These toxic loads are taken to DETOX Organs (Liver, Kidney, Lung and Skin) to be removed from the cellular level, by the circulatory system. The increase in the toxic load in the blood increases the VISCOSITY of the blood. With increasing viscosity, the fluidity of the blood decreases.

Deterioration in Systems; The circulatory system can be affected due to pollution in the body, as well as due to deterioration in DETOX systems. Or, there is a disorder in the circulatory system depending on the characteristics coming from the genetic structure.

As a result of BodyContamination  and Deterioration in the Circulatory System, the viscosity of the blood will increase and its fluidity will decrease. It will be difficult for oxygen and nutrients to reach the extreme tissues and tissue starvation will occur. The body will determine new blood pressure values ​​in order to overcome this situation and maintain vitality. This change will be at the level of information change in the body and eventually a code change (EPIGENETIC CHANGE) will occur in the DNA. As a result of this change in the information form, the continuation of life will be ensured with the new blood pressure values. Roaming that used to be 120/70 will now be provided with 140/90. The set point for these new normals is called hypertension.

Treatment of Hypertension Disease in the RTM System

In the RTM System, the aim is not directly and only to reduce High Blood Pressure. It is aimed to eliminate the Disease Triad, which is the source of high blood pressure, which we mentioned above. In the RTM System, this is called the Treatment Triad.

Treatment Triad includes the processes of starting the detox process to return to the normal balance in the body, eliminating the imbalance in the failing systems and reversing the epigenetic changes in the DNA, and this process is planned completely for the individual.

The main part of the treatment triad is RTM Phytotherapy. The phytotherapy protocol is determined by evaluating the patient’s detailed anamnesis, laboratory and imaging findings, and measurements specific to RTM clinics. With the RTM Phytotherapy protocol, the disease trait, which forms the source part, is withdrawn and treatment is applied. While it is aimed to normalize the epigenetic changes in DNA, which determines the new adjustment constants, by informing the body with the seed parts of the plants, the treatment triad is planned by using the leafy parts of the plants in order to adapt the body to the normalization process of this information, to provide detox activities in the body, and to regulate the systems. When the disease triad is withdrawn, it is aimed for the body to return to the norm form.

In order to both support the body and accelerate the treatment process, in addition to RTM phytotherapeutics, nearly 25 traditional medicine methods such as Ozone, Cupping, Acupuncture, Magnetic field therapy are planned according to the needs of the patient.

 Frequently Asked Questions

How does the blood pressure drop? Which Foods Lower Blood Pressure?

First of all, the patient should get into a resting position and relax, take deep breaths and calm down. Applying cool water to the forehead, temples, hands, arms, and feet can help lower blood pressure.

Lemon juice and garlic are among the foods that are thought to have an effect on lowering blood pressure. Consuming thyme and thyme juice can also be effective on high blood pressure. In addition, provided that they are completely salt-free, yoghurt and ayran can also lower blood pressure levels.

Foods rich in potassium also have a blood pressure stabilizing effect. Potassium is present in many vegetables and fruits, especially potatoes and bananas.

What High Blood Pressure Causes?

Hypertension commonly affects the heart, brain, kidneys, great arteries and eyes. Uncontrolled high blood pressure causes irreversible damage in the long run. It can lead to many life-threatening conditions such as atherosclerosis, stroke, cerebral hemorrhage.

What is blood pressure, what are its types?

The pressure exerted by the blood pumped from the heart on the vessels during circulation is called blood pressure. The blood pressure that the heart contracts and throws into the veins is called Systolic / Greater blood pressure. The blood pressure still in the veins when the heart relaxes is called Diastolic/Small blood pressure.

What Triggers High Blood Pressure?

Factors such as excessive salt, alcohol and smoking, sedentary life, excess weight, intense stress, unhealthy food selection trigger high blood pressure.

What should we pay attention to to prevent hypertension?

The most important factor in the long-term prevention and treatment of hypertension is to adopt a healthy lifestyle in accordance with the following recommendations.

  • Eating a healthy, adequate and balanced diet
  • Exercising regularly, increasing physical activity
  • Keeping body weight within healthy limits
  • Not being exposed to tobacco smoke either actively or passively.
  • Avoiding or managing stress
  • Not consuming too much salt
  • Limiting the consumption of products containing caffeine

How to Care for Hypertension Patients at Home?

During home care, regular blood pressure measurement and follow-up should be done, periodic doctor checks and regular medications should not be interrupted. It is important to make lifestyle changes such as healthy eating and regular exercise in the recommended direction. Smoking should be avoided and alcohol consumption should at least be limited. Attention should be paid to stress management and coping techniques such as deep breathing exercise, muscle relaxation or meditation should be applied whenever possible.

Can Children Have High Blood Pressure?

Negative living conditions such as obesity, unhealthy and unbalanced diet, insufficient exercise and inactivity cause an increase in the incidence of hypertension in children. In addition, cases of high blood pressure in children can often be caused by kidney and heart problems.

Does Stress Cause Blood Pressure?

During stress and anxiety, blood pressure can rise. But what is more dangerous is the long-term persistence of stress and anxiety. In such cases, control and treatment of blood pressure becomes difficult. In people who cannot adequately control their stress, blood pressure can rise seriously even in the simplest state of anxiety, fear and excitement.

Does excessive use of salt increase blood pressure?

Consuming too much salt and sodium seriously increases the amount of fluid retained in the body, and therefore blood pressure. However, low consumption of potassium is also problematic because potassium helps balance the amount of sodium in the cells.

Do Hypertension Drugs Reduce Sexual Activity?

Studies have shown that hypertension itself, rather than drugs for hypertension, can lead to the sexual dysfunction and reluctance. This condition, which can be seen in both male and female patients, is most common in overweight people with high blood sugar and cholesterol.

What Should Normal Blood Pressure Values Be?

The blood pressure level, which will be considered normal, may vary depending on the person’s body. According to the general average, resting systolic blood pressure should be 120 and diastolic blood pressure should be 80 for adults.

Does Garlic and Lemon Juice Reduce Blood Pressure?

Consumption of garlic and lemon juice, which is a frequently used method, is known to help lower blood pressure. The important point here is that salt should never be added..

How Long Does Hypertension Treatment Take?

Treatment for hypertension is usually lifelong, except in cases where the underlying problem is found and completely resolved. Although the blood pressure drops to the normal limits with the drugs used, the blood pressure will rise again when the treatment is stopped. Therefore, drug treatment should not be interrupted without the approval of the doctor.

Is it reliable for blood pressure measurements made from the wrist at home?

In today’s technology, electronic devices that measure from the wrist and arm are quite advanced. It is thought that measurements made from the arm will give more accurate results compared to the wrist. However, to test the accuracy of a digital device, it is a good idea to compare results with a manual sphygmomanometer, which is often the most reliable option.

How to Measure Blood Pressure Correctly?

It is necessary to provide a calm, quiet and suitable temperature environment.

The blood pressure level may not be measured correctly, especially in very cold and very hot environments.

Do not drink caffeinated drinks, alcohol or cigarettes for at least half an hour before the measurement.

The patient should be sitting upright and resting for at least 5 minutes.

If any activity has been done, it is necessary to rest for at least 30 minutes before the measurement.

During the measurement, the legs should not be crossed, the legs should be hung down.

The patient’s arm should be at heart level

It should be ensured that the blood pressure device wraps the arm or wrist sufficiently.

Wait at least 15 minutes between blood pressure measurements.

The measurement made as soon as you wake up in the morning can usually be slightly higher. It is safer to measure after resting for an hour or so

Blood pressure may be higher when urinating, it is more convenient to measure after urination.

The measurement will be high when you are in an angry, anxious, hectic state.

While measuring regularly twice a day, it is necessary to prefer morning and evening hours. However, it is possible that morning measurements may be slightly higher than evening measurements.

If an electronic device is used, a low battery will cause the result to be unsafe.

Do not talk, smoke, eat or drink during the measurement.

What reduces blood pressure the fastest?

Applying cool water to the head, arms and feet, and consuming garlic, lemon and thyme juices can help lower blood pressure. Although there are some drugs that can quickly lower blood pressure, they should not be used without the approval of a doctor.

What are the foods and drinks that raise blood pressure?

  • Caffeinated and cola drinks.
  • Salt and high salty foods
  • Fastfood style foods.
  • High-sugar and fatty foods
  • Excessive tea consumption
  • Margarines and other added oils
  • Excessive and frequent alcohol consumption
  • Delicatessen products

Does blood pressure rise during a panic attack?

The stress, fear and anxiety experienced during a panic attack can cause an increase in heart rate and blood pressure.

What are the symptoms of stress and psychological tension?

Symptoms such as headache radiating from the neck to the forehead, dizziness, buzzing and ringing in the ears, irregular heartbeat, palpitations, pain in the heart region, sweating, frequent urination, excessive anxiety and excitement, and bleeding in the nose can be seen.

Does Thyme Lower Blood Pressure?

Although it is not a solution on its own, consuming thyme and thyme juice can help regulate blood pressure.

Does blood pressure rise at night while you sleep?

Under normal conditions, it is expected that the blood pressure level will decrease while you are asleep at night. However, since some mechanisms that regulate the body’s blood pressure system are impaired, high blood pressure can be seen in these patients during night sleep.

Does high blood pressure get cold?

In cases of high blood pressure, complaints of cold feet have been reported in some patients. Likewise, in case of low blood pressure, cold feet can be seen.

Where does your a headache in high blood pressure?

The location of the headache that occurs in cases of high blood pressure is very typical. It was observed that most of the pain was in the root of the nape. The pain that starts here can spread to the other sides of the head.

Does sweating occur when blood pressure rises?

One of the most common but dangerous symptoms of high blood pressure is sweating. If sweating is experienced at a higher frequency and amount than usual, the possibility of increased blood pressure can be considered.

Is drinking water good for blood pressure?

Consuming plenty of water helps to keep blood pressure level in balance. In addition, it is necessary to develop healthy eating habits by avoiding drinks and foods that will increase blood pressure.

Does tea and coffee increase blood pressure?

Consuming excessive amounts of tea and coffee frequently can cause blood pressure to rise due to stimulants such as caffeine.

Does smoking raise blood pressure?

Although smoking and other tobacco products do not seem to have a direct effect on blood pressure elevation, it is an important trigger of high blood pressure because it causes thickening and clogging of the vessels in the long term with continuous use.

Can blood pressure patients drink mineral water?

Depending on the source, mineral waters may contain sodium in varying proportions. Therefore, it is not recommended for high blood pressure patients to consume excessive amounts of mineral water.

Is high blood pressure or high blood pressure important?

Too much of both increases the risk of heart disease and other diseases. However, high blood pressure is more important. The higher the blood pressure, the greater the risk of cardiovascular disease.

What are the reasons why blood pressure is not under control?

Reasons such as the patient’s non-compliance with the treatment applied, the use of inappropriate drugs or insufficient drug dosage, the failure to improve nutrition and lifestyle habits, the continuation of excessive salt, cigarette and alcohol consumption, the failure to comply with the physician’s recommendations and not being under control, the blood pressure being resistant to treatment, etc. may make it difficult to obtain.

What is resistant blood pressure?

Occasional mild drops or rises in blood pressure, the causes of which can be explained, are not alarming. However, persistent and persistently high blood pressure values, called resistant blood pressure, even in the case of all kinds of treatment, require investigation of other underlying causes.

Are there any drugs that cause resistant blood pressure?

Many drugs, especially commonly used pain relievers and cold, rheumatism and weight loss drugs, can cause high blood pressure to become resistant to treatment. Unless it is very necessary and recommended by your doctor, it is necessary not to use such drugs continuously. If possible, the doctor can be consulted about other methods of treatment.

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