The Impact of Cucumber (Cucumissativus) Juice on Blood Pressure in Elderly With Hypertension
Hypertension is a type of degenerative disease. Blood pressure increases slowly with age. In 2018, the prevalence of hypertension in people aged 65-74 years in Indonesia was 57.6% and in those over 75 years was 63.8%. Cucumber juice is a natural product that may be useful for lowering blood pressure without side effects because its potassium content may help improve blood flow and calm nerves so that blood pressure drops. This study aimed to analyze the effectiveness of cucumber juice in reducing blood pressure in elderly people with hypertension. This was a literature review. Articles were obtained using Google Scholar, PubMed and Lipi, with the keywords: hypertension, cucumber juice, elderly. 435 articles were screened and five were identified for the review. Based on the results of these studies, it was found that there was a significant decrease in blood pressure after the elderly were given cucumber juice and this decrease was as much as 100-200 mg per day. We can therefore conclude that cucumber juice can be effective in lowering blood pressure in elderly people with hypertension. These findings can be applied in daily life.
Keywords: hypertension, cucumber juice, elderly
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