Never Ignore Your Doctor's Advice About Your Blood Pressure

I have always been in pretty good health, so I was surprised one day when my doctor told me my blood pressure was a bit high. She told me to begin watching my salt intake, start exercising, and to try to relax. Well, I intended to follow her advice when I left her office, but the next day I was back to my same habits. I kept using the salt shaker and didn't begin an exercise routine like I had planned. When I went for my next check-up, she told me that my blood pressure was even higher and approaching a dangerous level. I had to begin a blood pressure medication to manage it. I wanted to create a blog to share my story and remind people to listen to their doctors' advice. If a few lifestyle changes can improve your health, then you should make them.

Three Natural Ways To Treat RSD

Health & Medical Blog

If you have been diagnosed with RSD, reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome, you may have been frustrated to learn that there is no cure for the condition, and that even the prescription medications doctors often recommend don't offer patients a lot of relief. Many patients, when they hear this news, figure that their lives will never be normal again. You may think you have to go on living with the same level of pain and stiffness you're experiencing now; however, that's not the case. There are several natural remedies you can try for RSD. These remedies are not cures, but they can provide some much-needed relief from symptoms.

1. CBD Oil

CBD oil is a product made from the hemp plant. It won't make you feel stoned (which is what many people fear), because it does not contain THC, which is the other component of marijuana that results in the stoned feeling. It does, however, have a lot of the therapeutic benefits that people often attribute to medical marijuana. And because it won't get you high and is THC-free, it is completely legal -- in all states, and without any sort of medical card. You can find it at many health food stores and pharmacies.

There are many ways to use CBD oil, but the easiest way is to place a few drops under your tongue twice per day. Patients find that it helps ease the pain they experience with RSD. If you have a lot of stiffness or that "heavy limb" feeling, CBD oil may also reduce the severity of these symptoms.

2. Chamomile Tea

RSD is often associated with stress. Although stress does not cause the condition, it does make the symptoms worse. It's tough to break the stress cycle when your condition makes you feel stressed out, and yet stress worsens your symptoms. Chamomile tea can help break the cycle by allowing you to relax. Sip a cup at the end of the day or whenever you're feeling uneasy.

3. Ginger

Ginger has the amazing ability to make you feel more alert. It may liven up the nerves that are causing your RDS stiffness and that heavy limb feeling. You can simply start cooking with more ginger, or you can brew the ginger into a tea to drink as a medicine. Pour about a cup of boiling water over a few slices of fresh ginger, let it sit for 10 minutes, and then sip and enjoy.

Try the natural remedies above, either alone or in combination, and you will probably find that your RSD symptoms ease up.


5 May 2018