High Blood Pressure, known as Hypertention 1
For high blood pressure, known as hypertension, is medication your only option? Have you noticed that ever since your diagnosis you’ve had a cough, problems with your blood sugar, or lowered exercise tolerance? You know you need to control your blood pressure, but has anyone helped you find out why it’s been so high? High blood pressure is a significant cause of preventable deaths, so it’s really important to get checked and treated. Fortunately, there are a few things to look into. The first is nutrient deficiency. Magnesium is a nutrient in nuts, leafy green vegetables, beans, and to a lesser extent in fish and meat. Not only does magnesium help with your muscles and bones, but it regulates calcium and blood pressure. A special blood test can test your magnesium levels. Fiber, fish oil and potassium have also been shown to lower blood pressure. We can actually test your blood for good oils to see if you need supplementation. Secondly, hormones can play a role in blood pressure. If your hypertension started at menopause, for example, that is a factor that would need to be taken into consideration.