Unhealthy blood pressure is a silent killer that can lead to heart and brain problems, cholesterol issues, kidney troubles, and blood sugar imbalances.
Almost 24 million Americans struggle with blood pressure problems although they exercise regularly, stick to a healthy diet and take multiple prescription medicines. Why? Your blood pressure could be spiraling out of control because of three often overlooked culprits…
- Calcium buildup in your arteries
- Inadequate amounts of nitric oxide (NO)
- Presence of the enzyme Angiotensin II
When your blood pressure rises, one reason may be calcium plaque deposits in your blood vessels. The diameter of your veins and arteries affects the amount of pressure your blood must exert to pass through, and a larger opening requires less pressure. But when blood vessels become lined with layers of calcium deposits, your blood has to squeeze through narrowed pathways—and your blood pressure soars.
Another reason your blood pressure may be rising is unbalanced levels of NO which is naturally produced in your body from arginine and oxygen. This gaseous molecule signals your blood vessels to relax and open up to allow blood to easily pass through. The widening of the blood vessels—called vasodilation—increases your blood flow, decreases your blood pressure and helps keep your blood platelets from sticking together.
And the final problem that may be causing unstable blood pressure is blood vessel constriction and water retention caused by the Angiotensin II enzyme. When the blood vessels constrict, your blood must try to squeeze through which can damage the lining and turn your arteries hard and stiff. Plus, this enzyme can also raise your sodium levels, resulting in water retention and elevated blood pressure.
But there are natural vitamins and nutrients that help combat these serious threats to your blood pressure health such as…
- vitamin K2
- grapeseed extract
- blueberry extract.
With these all-natural methods you can effectively manage your blood pressure and help protect your cardiovascular system. And a balanced blood pressure and healthy heart provide a solid foundation for a healthy life.
Michael Cutler, M.D. is a board-certified family physician with 18 years experience specializing in chronic degenerative diseases, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue.
A graduate of Brigham Young University, Tulane Medical School and Natividad Medical Center Family Practice Residency in Salinas, Calif., he serves as a medical liaison to alternative and traditional practicing physicians. His practice focuses on an integrative solution to health problems.
Dr. Cutler is a sought-after speaker and lecturer on experiencing optimum health through natural medicines and the Founder and Editor of Easy Health Options™ newsletter—a leading health advisory service on natural healing therapies and nutrients and is Medical Advisor for True Health™—America's #1 source for doctor-formulated nutrients that heal.
For more information visit www.truehealth.com.
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