Hypertension or high blood pressure as it is commonly referred is a more common condition than many may realize. It is estimated that one third of American adults have high blood pressure and only about half of those have it under control. High blood pressure is both preventable and treatable. If left untreated however, hypertension can lead to stroke, heart failure and even death. If your doctor has noted your blood pressure on the high side, naturopathic high blood pressure treatment in Everett is available for you.
A condition that generally develops over years; high blood pressure is basically the force or amount of blood pushing against your arteries as the heart pumps.
Common causes of hypertension are, but are not limited to:
- Poor diet
- Lack of exercise
- Excessive use of drugs and alcohol
- Sleep apnoea
- Hormonal conditions
While some underlying causes of high blood pressure may require the use of prescription drugs, simple and natural modifications in lifestyle can achieve many treatment goals.
A change in diet: Limiting the intake of salt and foods high in fat or sugar can be beneficial. Taking specific vitamin supplements as suggested by a qualified ND would also help.
Weight loss: If overweight, gradual weight loss by increased physical activity and lowering the intake of calories can help.
Physical activity: 30 minutes of continuous physical exercise per day such as a brisk walk has shown to assist in lowering blood pressure.
Lower alcohol consumption: If one is going to consume alcohol, drinking in moderation will lower the risk of high blood pressure.
In many instances, patients have reported a decreased need of prescription drugs simply by taking a natural approach to make changes in their lifestyle.
If you would like more information on how we can help with high blood pressure treatment in Everett, call McQuinn Naturopathic today at (425)905-2487. Helping you achieve your goals; naturally.