Volume 3 Issue 3 July - Sept 2020
Hypertension and its Lesser Known Homoeopathic Medicines
Yogeshwari Gupta, Priyanka Shreemal
Hypertension is very disturbing public health problem. It causes high morbidity and mortality worldwide. It is a major risk factor for subsequent cardiovascular disease. Defining hypertension is very difficult, but individual patient risk only assess from severity of hypertension. So JNC 7 recommends a classification of BP (expressed in mm Hg). It may be primary which may develop as a result of environmental or genetic causes or secondary which has multiple etiologies including renal, vascular, and endocrine causes. Most of the people with hypertension have unaware about their problem because it has no warning sign & symptoms. Occasionally and in severe cases sign and symptoms occur. It is most commonly diagnosed based on repeated BP measurements in a clinical office setting. Therapeutic lifestyle changes should be recommended for all individuals with hypertension and pre-hypertension. Rare medicines are not frequently used but these very specific in their action and are meant for a particular disease. They can be helpful when use according to symptoms similarity.