Many patients wonder why diabetic high blood pressure is associated with the disease. There are serious risk factors associated with diabetic high blood pressure. People with high blood pressure (whether diabetic or not) run the risk of experiencing medical complications in many parts of the body. High blood pressure, including diabetic high blood pressure, is the leading risk factor for stroke. When blood pressure reaches high levels, it can cause a break in the weakened blood vessels, causing it to leak to the brain. This is when a stroke occurs. A stroke can also happen when a blood clot blocks a narrowed artery caused by high blood pressure.

Furthermore, high blood pressure can cause a heart attack when the heart is not able to get enough oxygen. When blood becomes blocked, a heart attack results. Besides a heart attack, diabetic high blood pressure can cause congestive heart failure, or CHF. CHF is a condition that occurs when the heart is not able to pump a sufficient amount of blood supply to the body. Because diabetic high blood pressure narrows blood vessels in the kidneys, they are unable to do their job of ridding the body of waste. This can cause the kidneys to fail, leading to dialysis treatment. The arteries in the body are also drastically by diabetic high blood pressure. When arteries harden as a result of this condition, the heart and kidneys have to work harder to function. If not addressed appropriately, the most serious consequence of diabetic high blood pressure is death.


How to Reduce Diabetic High Blood Pressure


When it comes to the treatment of diabetic high blood pressure, a doctor may prescribe medication that will bring these levels down. But there are also natural remedies that are believed to help lower diabetic high blood pressure. First and foremost, lifestyle changes are necessary. Cutting down salt intake and doing moderate exercise are proven ways to bring blood pressure down. There are supplements that a person can take that will help lower diabetic high blood pressure as well. According to information posted on Livestrong’s website, garlic is among these remedies because it may lower cholesterol, lowering the risk for blood clots. Hawthorn is another herb that may lower blood pressure when take appropriately. However, it should only be taken under the supervision of a medical professional. Ginkgo bilobaa is beneficial as well, because it may contribute to improved circulation by thinning the blood. But it should not be taken in addition to blood thinners. Rauwolfia serpentine, more commonly called “Indian snakeroot,” is also though to encourage cardiovascular well-being, including the negative effects of high blood pressure. Even seaweed is thought to reverse diabetic high blood pressure.

Chinese medicine is also used for lowering diabetic high blood pressure. Acupuncture is among these therapies. Information available at eHow states that ginger root, celery and cinnamon are common nutrients that are used to lower blood pressure. These are useful because they can easily be found at a person’s local supermarket. Eating four stalks of celery and/or one raw garlic clover per day comes recommended by The Blood Pressure Center. Garlic tablets make an ideal substitute for those who do not prefer the taste of garlic.