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Chiropractic Care for High Blood Pressure

Your health is your most valuable asset and is worth protecting at all costs. Everyone is conscious of their wellness to various degrees. Some people ignore the pain until it becomes unbearable while others run to their doctor the second they get a runny nose. Regardless of where you fall on the spectrum, it’s important to get regular check-ups and screenings for conditions that can develop or worsen if gone untreated. High blood pressure, for example, is one such condition that can take years to develop, will have no symptoms while it does, and can be fatal if never addressed. If you suspect you have high blood pressure or you know you do, it might be in your best interest to schedule a consultation at Total Wellness Solutions and learn about your options with chiropractic care for high blood pressure. 

What is High Blood Pressure 

High blood pressure is a serious medical condition that takes years to manifest and can cause the development of life-threatening complications, like a heart attack or stroke. If high blood pressure goes undiagnosed for too long, the effects can be fatal. When caught early, high blood pressure can be reversed, and many lifestyle changes can reduce its negative effects. 

What Causes High Blood Pressure 

There are two types of high blood pressure: primary and secondary hypertension. 

  • Primary hypertension
    • Has no identifiable cause and usually develops over the years as people get older. 
  • Secondary hypertension 
    • Result from an underlying condition, and usually develops suddenly and causes pressures higher than in primary hypertension. Sometimes pregnant women may experience this.  

Some common risk factors of high blood pressure include the following: 

  • Diet 
  • Genetics 
  •  Levels of stress 
  • Age 
  • Race 
  • Alcohol and tobacco use 

What Are Some Symptoms of High Blood Pressure 

The main reason high blood pressure is so dangerous is that it can go undiagnosed for years, while it slowly and quietly gets worse. The only way to detect high blood pressure in its early stages is through monitoring. This can be done when you visit your doctor and they check your vitals, or if you buy a home monitor and keep track for yourself.  Too often people with high blood pressure are unaware they have it, as it slowly and quietly destroys their bodies. If you never have your vitals checked, you may never know you have high blood pressure until you are lying in the hospital recovering from a stroke. 

If you can catch high blood pressure in the early stages, you can usually reverse the effects before it becomes life-threatening. However, if the blood pressure gets too high, you may experience some of the following symptoms: 

  • Fatigue 
  • Confusion 
  • nosebleeds    
  • Chest pain or difficulty breathing 
  • Irregular heartbeat 
  • Pounding in the ear, chest, or neck 

The following symptoms have also been reported in association with high blood pressure. 

  • Dizziness 
  • Blood spot eyes 
  • Sweating 
  • Nervousness 
  • Trouble sleeping 

It’s important to note, however, that if you are experiencing any of the above symptoms it is likely due to the extreme severity of the condition. At this point, you may need to meet with your doctor urgently, as an immediate medical intervention may be required.  

Traditional Methods for Treating High Blood Pressure 

Conventional treatments for lowering blood pressure usually consist of prescription medication and a strong recommendation for a lifestyle change. Your doctor may prescribe you a brand of medication, hand you a brochure on acceptable food choices, and advise you to be more active. One of the best ways you can be actively involved in maintaining your health is by learning about chiropractic care for high blood pressure. 

Chiropractic Care for High Blood Pressure

Chiropractic adjustments are as effective at lowering blood pressure as prescription medication. Results of hypertension studies show that manipulation of the thoracic region of the spine reduced both systolic and diastolic blood pressure by an average of 7 percent in most patients. When you work with the chiropractic team at Total Wellness Solutions, in addition to routine adjustments, we can also provide helpful tips and guides to help you see major improvements.

Treating High Blood Pressure at Total Wellness Solutions 

Oftentimes, the foods we consume play a large role in our health. At Total Wellness Solutions, we can schedule you with our nutritionist who can use the guides of functional nutrition to create a diet plan designed to lower blood pressure. We understand the important role food plays in your health, so in addition to targeted  spinal adjustments and the use of the zone technique, we can help you make long term changes in  your diet and educate you on the best ways to nourish yourself without spiking blood pressure. 

Contact Us 

Chiropractic care for high blood pressure can be a very effective method of lowering the problem and can be a great source of information about how to take control of your health and preserve your future. When you work with the care team at Total Wellness Solutions, we will consider every possibility and create a plan to optimize your health. If you have any questions please give us a call at (770) 936-9707 or make an appointment online. We are located at 5252 Roswell Rd NE Suite 103, Atlanta, GA 30342. 

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