According to the CDC 32% of those in the US have hypertension. Almost 40 million will receive that as the primary diagnosis from a doctor's visit. Not counting deaths via heart attack or stroke, over 27,000 people will die from it or the renal disease that it causes. That makes taking care of this problem imperative.

Lifestyle Choices : Some cases of high blood pressure, which is the other name for this ailment, can be treated by lifestyle changes. Decrease fat and sodium and increase physical activity. Eat fish twice a week, particularly those rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. These are things your doctor can advise you on.

Remedies : The safest home remedy for this problem is garlic. Raw is best but few people can handle the taste or the results of raw garlic hitting the stomach. If you want to try it, put the garlic in some bread and take it with ginger to handle the stomach part.

Omega-3 capsules may help. Studies are mixed which means they'll probably be doing more to find out when or not it's useful. At this point, for the most part, it will not hurt.

When to see the doctor : If your blood pressure is at or above 130/80 consistently, it's time to see the doctor. If it's above 140/90 the doctor may suggest the emergency room.

There are some diseases and medical conditions that need additional help. If natural methods are not working, you do not want to become one of the statistics on a CDC web page with the exception of the diagnosis. This is a deadly condition.