Recent research suggests that upwards of 75 million US citizens currently suffer from high blood pressure. This is just under 30 per cent of the entire adult population in the states. It is thought worldwide that there are over 1 billion high blood pressure sufferers. This shows that this is a global problem, and if nothing is done about it, we could be in for a worldwide health crisis. So, attention has turned to cannabis.
Doctors sometimes call high blood pressure the “silent killer”, as you will most likely go about your daily life as normal, and there will be no noticeable symptoms of this condition. If it goes undetected and nothing is done about your high blood pressure, it could result in serious long-term health issues.
High blood pressure usually results in an increased risk of stroke, heart attack &heart failure.
What is Defined as High Blood Pressure?
Back to basics. Blood pressure is basically the force with which your blood is being pushed against the walls of your blood vessels.It is usually recorded as two numbers, such as 115/70 mm Hg (millimetres of Mercury). The 115 in this case is the pressure at which your heart beats, and the second number is the pressure your heart is at rest before it beats again. You can expect a normal blood pressure to be approximately 120/80 mm Hg.
What strains help with high blood pressure? Here are our recommendations:
This is a widely available strain which has become incredibly popular for high blood pressure. It can relax the user, thus reducing blood pressure and balance. Anecdotal evidence seems to suggest that it is a great strain for those who suffer from chronic fatigue, as well as attention deficit disorders.
Despite its name, this is a strain ideal for reducing blood pressure. It is characterized by a concentration of 20% for THC, so make sure you build up a tolerance to THC before using this strain for the first time. Not only does it reduce blood pressure, Green Crack is excellent for pain associated with chronic conditions such as arthritis.
The genetics of Sour Diesel are mystery to all, but it is widely believed that the strain is a cross between Northern Lights, Chemdawg and Skunk No. 1. This has a high THC concentration of roughly 22%, with a CBD concentration of 0.2%. Sour Diesel can produce its effect by reducing stress, which in turn reduces blood pressure.
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