Hypertension

Hypertension-300x199Condition Description

Condition under which blood pressure is over 140/90

Common Symptoms

  • Typically there are no obvious symptoms—the condition is identified through a routine examination
  • May be associated with obesity, diabetes, or coronary artery disease

Underlying Causes

  • Alcohol intake, lack of exercise, obesity, diabetes, sleep apnea, or family history of hypertension or heart disease
  • Endocrine factors like Insulin Resistance or Metabolic Syndrome or Hypothyroidism
  • Heavy metals exposure such as lead, cadmium or mercury
  • Mineral deficiencies like Magnesium, Calcium or Potassium
  • Hidden food allergies that may increase fluid retention thereby raising blood pressure

Traditional Approach

  • Diuretics like Hydrochlorothiazide, Chlorothiazide, or Indapamide
  • Ace inhibitors like Benazepril, Captopril, Lisinopril, Moexipril, or Quinapril
  • Angiotensin-II blockers like Candisartan, Losartan, Olmesartan, Temisartan, or Valsartan
  • Beta blockers like Ccebutolol, Carvedilol, Labetalol, Propanlol, or Bisoprolol
  • Calcium Channel Blockers like Amlodipine, Felodipine, or Nifedipine

EHAC Approach

  • Improve diet by eliminating junk/processed foods, additives, preservatives, and alcohol intake and any hidden food allergies
  • Test for and, if necessary, treat insulin resistance by reducing carbohydrates and optimizing weight
  • Identify and treat Hypothyroidism
  • Identify and treat heavy metal overload through chelation
  • Identify and treat mineral deficiencies such as Magnesium, Calcium, or Potassium
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