Do you have high blood pressure?
Blood pressure is a measure of the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries (blood vessels). Each time your heart beats, it pumps blood through these vessels, supplying the body’s muscles, organs and tissues with the oxygen and nutrients that they need to function. Over the course of a day, an individual’s blood pressure rises and falls many times in response to various stimuli. Elevated blood pressure over a sustained period of time is a condition referred to as hypertension.
Hypertension is called the “silent killer” because an individual can experience it for many years without even realizing it. This is because hypertension rarely causes symptoms and is a risk factor for many other conditions including kidney disease, eye conditions and coronary heart disease, which may lead to a heart attack and/or stroke.
CAUSES: There are many causal factors including: Pregnancy, sleep apnea, adverse effects of various medications, alcohol use, genetics and chronic stress.
If you are concerned about your blood pressure and unsure about which approach or combination of approaches is right for you, then let our Naturopathic Doctors help! We have long standing experience treating cardiovascular concerns and can review up-to-date natural treatment options with you that are effective and long-lasting.