High blood pressure

High blood pressure, or hypertension, often signals underlying problems such as stress, poor diet, or lack of exercise. It affects millions globally. Addressing these root causes through lifestyle changes and dietary adjustments can effectively manage hypertension. This approach focuses on overall health for long-term blood pressure control.

High blood pressure

Symptoms of High blood pressure

Many people with high blood pressure do not experience any symptoms, which is why it is often referred to as the “silent killer.” However, some individuals may experience the following symptoms:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Visual changes

Causes of High blood pressure

High blood pressure can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • Poor diet and lifestyle habits
  • Chronic stress and anxiety
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Sleep disorders
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Environmental toxins

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Treatments for High Blood Pressure

The treatment of high blood pressure from a functional medicine perspective typically involves a combination of lifestyle changes, dietary modifications, and targeted supplements or medications. Some common treatments for high blood pressure may include:

  • Dietary changes such as reducing salt intake and increasing consumption of whole foods
  • Regular exercise and physical activity
  • Stress reduction techniques such as meditation or yoga
  • Balancing hormones through targeted supplementation or medication
  • Improving sleep hygiene
  • Reducing exposure to environmental toxins
  • Supplementing with key nutrients such as magnesium and potassium

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