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Perhaps you did not think you will find an article about yoga in the section on alternative medicine, and yet we can assure you that yoga among other things, exactly, it helps to lower blood pressure. On the eighth day of the annual scientific meeting is to present a new study has revealed that yoga helps lower blood pressure.

Ideal or normal blood pressure is below 120/80. The first number represents the systolic measurement and the second diastolic pressure. High pressure, or “silent killer” in fact affects approximately one billion people worldwide. Many patients with mild hypertension prefer to choose alternative methods for lowering blood pressure, instead opting for a chronic lifelong drug therapy. Yoga is becoming, in this case more and more popular and is considered as a possible alternative.

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In the said study, Dr. Debbie Cohen of the University of Pennsylvania, led a group of researchers who have carefully evaluated the effects of yoga on blood pressure in a total oseminpetdesetih men and women aged between thirty-eight and sixty-two years. “Based on early data, by means of which we will study pretended we evaluated the effects of yoga as a single lever or in combination with diet modification, and came to finding good in people who do not take drugs and have never tried yoga before.”

They said 58 participants were divided into three groups: the first group followed a diet and walked the other is yoga in a studio two or three times a week (a total of 24 weeks), while the third has resorted to a combination; Yoga and changes in diet. The team has demonstrated that patients who have two or three times a week to practice yoga in a studio, had a statistically significant reduction in blood pressure, higher than the group that only changed the diet. Patients who have kept changing diets, but did not participate in the program of yoga, have also had a drop in blood pressure, but small compared to those who were in a group of yoga.

Miracle exercise?

The group, which yoga is an average of three points to reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressure (from 133/80 to 130/77), while the group that changed human (and not practicing yoga) found a reduction of only one point (from 134/83 to 132/82). It is surprising that those who follow special diet so as yoga program, they have not experienced a greater drop in blood pressure compared with those who only practiced yoga. It is believed that the reason for this is that yoga is so effective in lowering the blood pressure, lies in relaxation and focus that are associated with it.

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have shown that yoga can better than other forms of exercise in that it has a positive effect on mood and reduces anxiety. The authors argue that yoga can be very beneficial effect on people suffering from high blood pressure, especially when using it in combination with other lifestyle modifications. It is necessary to stress that the treatment of blood pressure of the patient-specific, because some of the ways you can affect for some patients, for others it does not. Obese people are much better example to respond to diuretics, but they should not be given to those who are not obese. Therefore, the treatment of blood pressure, which aims to prevent complications such as heart attacks and strokes, it works best if a doctor takes into account your body mass index (BMI), as well as other lifestyle factors.

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