14 complementary medicines that may raise BP

Hypertension is linked to a range of well-known lifestyle risk factors.

They include obesity, physical inactivity, smoking, excessive alcohol, salt or saturated fats and recreational drug use, along with some OTC and prescription medications.

But what’s less is known is the effect of complementary and alternative medicines in hypertension.

Here’s a useful checklist of those that have been shown to exacerbate the problem:

  • American mistletoe
  • Angel