High Blood Pressure-
High blood pressure is a rather common condition in which the pressure of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it can eventually cause health problems. Your blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in the arteries.
Throughout the day, your blood pressure may rise and fall depending on many factors. For many adults, there really isn’t a specific cause for high blood pressure. However, it IS known that there are two types of high blood pressure:
- Primary hypertension occurs when there really isn’t an identifiable cause of high blood pressure. It tends to develop over time. That’s why it’s important to make sure you’re keeping up with your doctor’s visits.
- Secondary hypertension is usually caused by an underlying condition. Because of this, it tends to appear suddenly and may even cause higher blood pressure readings than primary hypertension.
The research investigating the cause of high blood pressure is scant, but this doesn’t mean that there aren’t any risks. It usually develops overtime, and it can happen because of unhealthy lifestyle choices according to CDC. This can be something as simple as not getting enough regular physical activity, drinking too much alcohol, or family history.
While changing your lifestyle can often be difficult, it may help control and manage your high blood pressure. After understanding more about the condition, your doctor may recommend:
- Eating a healthier diet that contains less salt.
- Limiting the amount of alcohol you consume.
- Taking part in regular physical activity.
- Maintaining a healthy weight for your body.
Although there is little research as to what IV therapy can do for high blood pressure, specific vitamins and minerals may help decrease hypertension in some adults.
- Calcium- The body needs calcium to maintain strong bones and muscles. It is stored in our teeth and skeletal system as it helps support their structure and hardness. Calcium may also influence blood vessel constriction and dilation. Some sources can be dairy, sardines, and even green leafy vegetables.
- Magnesium- This nutrient regulates muscle and nerve function as well as blood sugar levels. Magnesium is involved in key cell functions. Some of them are proliferation and migration of cells, which are altered in cancer.
- Potassium- It helps our nerves to function and muscles to contract while keeping our heartbeat regular. Increased potassium intake may result in the increased excretion of sodium in the urine.
- B Complex- Promotes energy, decreases sugar cravings, insomnia, nightmares, helps to regulate mood, all while making sure you stay focused and alert.
- Riboflavin (B2) – Helps convert food into useable energy and may even assist several metabolic and antioxidant enzymes.
- Vitamin C- This is a type of ascorbic acid that has several important functions.
It’s known as a co-factor in numerous enzymatic reactions involved in the making of Collagen, L-Carnitine, and several neurotransmitters. May protect the lining of blood vessels from damage because of its antioxidant activities.
- Vitamin D- This vitamin is made in the skin when exposed to sunlight. It helps regulate calcium and phosphate in the body. A lack of this vitamin may lead to bone deformities.
- Coenzyme Q10- This is a molecule that is naturally produced in the body, but its’ production declines as we age. It helps reduce blood pressure and improve blood flow. This molecule can help protect against oxidative stress. It may assist the heart reach higher levels of the vital energy source ATP.
IV Therapy makes sure that all the vitamins and minerals are 100% absorbed by your body. This way, you’ll be getting optimal hydration and all nutrients you need for your body to stay healthy. For more information, visit our website and schedule your appointment today!
CDC. (2021, May 18). High Blood Pressure Symptoms and Causes. Retrieved March 11, 2022, from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov/bloodpressure/about.htm