- Heart Attack - #2 cause of death
- Stroke - #3 cause of death
- Kidney Failure
- 2 million new cases diagnosed each and every year!
- More than 1 in 3 adults, patients you see everyday, have high blood pressure and 1/3 of them don't know it! Why?
- There are no symptoms with hypertension; and left untreated it can lead to disability and death.
- Optimal Blood Pressure = 120/80 mmHg or less
- Borderline Hypertension = Systolic: 130 to
139 mmHg & Diastolic: 85 to 89 mmHg
- Mild Hypertension = Systolic: 140 to 159 mmHg & Diastolic: 90 to 99 mmHg
- Moderate Hypertension = Systolic: 160 to
179 mmHg & Diastolic: 100 to 109 mmHg
- Severe Hypertension = 179+/110+
- Over 50 Years of Age
- Lack of Exercise
- Insulin Resistance and Diabetes
- Diets High in Salt, Sugar and "Bad Fats"
- African-American Ethnicity
NOTE: Moderate Hypertension may still respond naturally but must be monitored closely!
- Lose Weight - 10 to 15 lbs can make a real difference!
- Eat a Healthy Diet - Eliminate salt, sugar and saturated fats. Have at least 7 servings of vegetables and fruits daily. For more information and common sense dietary guidance, have your patients go to www.dashforhealth.com.
- Follow a Healthy Lifestyle - Exercise 3 times a week for 30 minutes. Reduce alcohol to 1 drink a day and STOP SMOKING!
- Supplement Diet with Specific Vitamins, Minerals and Herbs - Shown by research to lower blood pressure such as: Magnesium, Vitamin B-6, Hawthorne, Arjuna Bark, and Celery Seed Extract.
DOSAGE: 1 to 2 tablets twice daily
Treatment Period: 3 to 6 months to achieve healthy BP. If not normalized medication may be indicated.
- Super Omega-3: 2 softgels 3 times daily
- Arginine 1000: 2 tablets 2 times daily
- Q-Sorb 100: 1 softgel daily
- Mag Chelate 450: 1 to 2 capsules daily
- Take the same approach as above, but patients must be highly disciplined; no salt, no smoking, no alcohol, no caffeine, no sweets and regular aerobic exercise.
- Consider increasing Arginine 1000 to 2 tablets 3 times daily and Q-Sorb 100 to 1 softgel twice daily.
Treatment Period: 1 to 3 months. If BP does not normalize, anti-hypertensive medication may be indicated. Continue with this program which may lessen the amount of drugs needed to lower your patients' BP.
Insulin Resistance is one of the leading causes of Essential Hypertension and abnormal blood lipid levels, which is why they are also primary indicators of this disorder. In patients with Essential Hypertension, always assess them for Insulin Resistance. If present consider adding Glucose-IR to your regime.
Numerous studies have now demonstrated a connection between Essential Hypertension and Systemic Chronic Inflammation. Consider assessing your patient with lab work for this metabolic disorder, such as hsCRP and fibrinogen. If chronic inflammation is present, consider adding Inflam-Rx.