Can CBD Lower Blood Pressure?
High blood pressure – is often referred to as the silent killer because many people who have it usually don’t have symptoms – is a serious condition that can cause many other health problems and even death.
High blood pressure is associated with higher risks for many health conditions, including:
The CDC estimates that about half of adults in the United States have high blood pressure. Worse, only about 1 in 4 of them have it under control.
And in 2018, almost half a million deaths in the United States were the main cause or cause of it from high blood pressure.
There are two types of high blood pressure: primary or essential hypertension and secondary hypertension.
Primary hypertension, as for most adults, has no apparent cause and usually develops gradually over time.
Secondary hypertension occurs suddenly and causes blood pressure to be higher than the primary one. It is caused by underlying conditions such as:
SmokeobesityLack of physical activityToo much alcohol consumptionstressOlder ageChronic kidney diseaseAdrenal or thyroid diseasePainSleep apneageneticsFamily history of high blood pressureIllegal drugs like cocaine and amphetaminesCertain medications such as birth control pills, cold medicines, and decongestants