pressure. In the natural health world, we find this is very particular for the
individual patient. Most of these problems come from bad diets that lend
towards nutritional deficiencies, over eating refined carbohydrates which
causes inflammation in the body-especially in the cardio vascular system,
lifestyles that include high amounts of stress and anxiety, and even overuse of
over-the-counter medications. Some sources will talk about genetics being a
factor but we look at the science of epigenetics’ as a cause, again diet and
lifestyle turning on certain genes.
when treating high blood pressure is to get to the cause, not just treat it
with a medication. Medications are great for short-term prevention of further
problems like stroke, but do nothing to help the cause or underlying condition
that needs to be addressed. We find that the most common side effect of
long-term use of high blood pressure medication is congestive heart failure.
Many patients feel that they have no control over their blood pressure issues
but as you see in the causes listed earlier, most of these can be treated or
changed and the patient can learn how to lower the blood pressure naturally.