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Hypertension

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.


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The First Step - A Complete Assessment

What is causing you to have high blood pressure?  Are there preventable triggers (e.g. weight loss, diabetes, hormone issues), is it a genetic predisposition or related to acute or chronic stress?  Our Healthy Heart plan, led by the clinic's Naturopathic Doctors, involves a complete health and lifestyle assessment to identify any predisposing and/or associated issues.  They will  also advise you on the relevant blood work or laboratory testing required to uncover any associated nutritional deficiencies, biochemical or hormonal imbalances.  The relevance and pro's and con's of each test will be discussed.  

 

A Customized Treatment Plan

Treating high blood pressure can help to prevent serious and life-threatening complications.  Once the core issues effecting your blood pressure have been identified, your Naturopathic Doctor will formulate a treatment plan for you that includes one or a combination of the following naturopathic treatments:

The Result?  Benefits of working to improve the health of your heart naturally are life long.  Engaging in the healthy lifestyle practices we recommend for our patients often leads to a better state of mental health, increased energy levels, improved body composition, more effective stress management skills and an improved overall sense of optimal health and wellness

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