Targeting Hypertension and Hyperuricemia Simultaneously: Exploring Natural Remedies for Integrated Treatment

Authors

  • Kanwal Ashiq Faculty of Pharmacy, Superior University Lahore, Pakistan, University of the Punjab Lahore, Pakistan
  • Sana Ashiq Government College University Lahore, Pakistan
  • Rashida Perveen Department of Human Nutrition, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Superior University, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47144/phj.v57i2.2736

Abstract

This article explores the intricate relationship between hypertension and hyperuricemia, emphasizing the potential of natural remedies for integrated treatment. Hypertension and hyperuricemia, which frequently coexist, share common risk factors such as dietary habits, inflammation, and obesity. Elevated uric acid levels, a hallmark of hyperuricemia, contribute to hypertension through mechanisms like endothelial damage and activation of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system. While traditional medicine remains a cornerstone in many developing regions, natural remedies like cherry extract and turmeric show promise in managing these conditions. Cherry extract reduces uric acid and inflammation, while turmeric's curcumin improves blood pressure and endothelial function. Complementary dietary and lifestyle changes, including antioxidant-rich foods, regular exercise, stress management, and adequate hydration, further enhance the efficacy of these natural treatments. Integrating herbal supplements with these modifications can reduce dependence on pharmaceuticals and improve overall health. However, further research is needed to confirm the long-term benefits and interactions of natural remedies with conventional treatments. This comprehensive approach offers a tailored strategy for managing hypertension and hyperuricemia, ultimately improving patient outcomes and quality of life.

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Published

2024-06-18

How to Cite

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Ashiq K, Ashiq S, Perveen R. Targeting Hypertension and Hyperuricemia Simultaneously: Exploring Natural Remedies for Integrated Treatment. Pak Heart J [Internet]. 2024Jun.18 [cited 2024Jul.13];57(2):173-5. Available from: https://pakheartjournal.com/index.php/pk/article/view/2736

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Short Communication