One particular condition that affects close to one-third of all Americans can exist without any noticeable symptoms is high blood pressure. Hypertension or high blood pressure is a condition in which leaves those at risk for a heart attack, stroke, or even a possible aneurysm or kidney failure.
One in six adults deaths are associated with this condition but the good news is, high blood pressure is often preventable so it’s crucial to get your blood pressure check or see a chiropractor if you feel yours may be elevated.
Although mostly preventable, there are cases where a patient needs medication to help manage their blood pressure. These types of medicines are called beta blockers or diuretics and they contain a level of magnesium that helps lower blood pressure and improve function of the heart. With these medications comes side effects and as a result of magnesium levels being lower this leaves a person open to risks because if a magnesium level drops too low this can also be catastrophic for a person. Some side effects associated with this are insomnia, dizziness, cramps and even erectile dysfunction.
Thankfully, Dr. Mike has figured out a way to reduce one’s blood pressure in a more naturally and holistic manner by figuring out what the direct reason is for the blood pressure to rise. Oftentimes, obesity is the root of evil for this condition so maintaining a healthy lifestyle and making the appropriate changes to one’s diet could drastically reduce how high the blood pressure can be. Start slow, but know even ten pounds can make monumental changes in your health! Aside from weight loss, Dr. Mike has shared some other secrets that may help reduce that pesky high blood pressure.
Practicing breathing techniques at least once a day for about 20 minutes can help relieve some stress, which in turn allows your blood pressure to lower.
Trying a high intensity interval training (HIIT) class can work to lower your blood pressure as well as increasing your cardiovascular and muscle strength. A HIIT training session is an exercise that has short intervals of intense movement and frequent moments of rest which have positive effects to your health.
By having 1-2 cups of green tea can greatly lower your blood pressure. However, be mindful if you take beta blockers as the tea can cause interference with the medicine.
The Atlas bone in the body is a vertebra that supports the head and when adjusted by a chiropractor, studies have shown great improvements to the blood pressure. Dr. Mike highly suggests speaking with our chiropractic team about this adjustment as the possible implementation of this treatment into your care plan for high blood pressure.