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In the past, a person was considered to have high blood pressure or hypertension if their readings were 140 over 90 or higher. However, according to the 2017 guidelines from the American Heart Association, if your blood pressure is 130/80 mm Hg or higher, you have hypertension. High blood pressure places an additional strain in the veins, arteries, and heart. The danger of a stroke or heart attack also increases if blood pressure remains high. Hypertension may also cause other heart- and kidney-related diseases and in rare cases, even dementia. A combination of home remedies and medical therapies (for more serious cases) and help prevent complications of hypertension.

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1. Garlic

Studies suggest garlic can help lower high blood pressure. Cooked or raw, the bulb helps control hypertension and diminish cholesterol levels, too. Garlic unwinds blood vessels by empowering the generation of nitric oxide and hydrogen sulfide. Consume one or two cloves of garlic daily. Crushing the cloves creates hydrogen sulfide, a chemical that helps improve blood flow, evacuates gas, and decreases high blood pressure. Instead of swallowing raw garlic, some people choose to blend drops of fresh garlic juice with water or take garlic pills.

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