Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too great. High blood pressure is considered any measurement over 140/90. Hypertension often has no visible signs or symptoms, but is a major risk factor for heart attack, stroke, and cardiovascular disease, and is the leading cause of cardiovascular death in the U.S.

Integrative Medicine and Hypertension

All cardiovascular health requires a whole-body system approach, addressing the underlying causes of hypertension, and healing the imbalances which contribute to stress, poor diet, and cardiovascular health.

What causes high blood pressure?

Current research does not support salt or saturated fat intake as a cause for high blood pressure or heart disease. Healthy blood pressure is a product of cardiometabolic health as a whole. 

Perceived and environmental stress plays a significant role in hypertension, as does diet, exercise, and levels of systemic inflammation.

Functional Treatment for Hypertension

Individualized care can improve each patient and their cardiovascular function, including options such as:

  • Nutrition therapy and counseling
  • Functional stress relief
  • Acupuncture
  • Weight loss counseling
  • Supplements to support healthy blood pressure levels
  • Micronutrient deficiency testing

Don’t delay treatment for hypertension. Integrative medicine can support cardiovascular function and decrease your risk of heart disease and stroke. Call (404) 814-9808 or click below to get started with an integrative medicine provider today.

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