The title of this article may be a bit curious for you.
You don’t seek a normal blood pressure so much as you keep watch for high blood pressure, wouldn’t you say?
From your doctor’s perspective, he/she wants an average that is “within normal limits”.
However, new research shows that drugging to keep a low blood pressure isn’t enough if the patient is still having blood pressure spikes of greater than 50 systolic!
There are many ways to drug blood pressure so if your drugs aren’t accomplishing a stable blood pressure WITHOUT wide variability you NEED to search for another drug AND a solution!
Since high blood pressure is “The Silent Killer”, you would be wise to educate yourself as to what high blood pressure IS and what you can do to prevent it!
Do you think that the secret to keeping your blood pressure down is to avoid fried foods and salt?
You don’t “Seek Normal Blood Pressure” because that sounds like bland boring food, right?
High blood pressure has as much to do with sugar and unprocessed emotion as it does with greasy-salty foods!
If you think the solution to high blood pressure is terrible food, you are likely to wait until your blood pressure shoots up and your doctor wants to drug you before you even give it a second thought.
There are MANY factors to be considered if you seek normal blood pressure, whether you do that BEFORE OR AFTER your doctor puts you on drugs.
Just remember that drugs come with side effects and side effects can get pretty miserable.
Drugging blood pressure may eventually cause you to suffer from very low blood pressure.
It’s uncomfortable, but that isn’t the worst of it!
Research is proving that the biggest danger of high blood pressure is instability.
High blood pressure is much more harmful when your blood pressure fluctuates from high to low on a regular basis, resulting in weakening the walls of your blood vessels.
Keeping blood pressure very low isn’t a good thing if low blood pressure isn’t stable and if it isn’t tolerated well by the patient!
There are many ways to control your blood pressure and you need to find the best way to keep your blood pressure STABLE and you feeling well enough to live your life!
The best person to address the causes of high blood pressure as well as the treatment of high blood pressure is YOU!
Who knows more about how you feel than you do?
Making sure your “normal blood pressure” STAYS stable (variable of less than 50 on your stystolic blood pressure) can only be accomplished at HOME.
So again, YOU are the best person for the job!
But don’t take my word for it. Let’s hear from Dr. Majid Ali on this subject.
Discovering the Best Hypertension Doctor in Your Mirror
By Dr. Majid Ali
What are the human faces of high blood pressure? I describe one with a case history of hypertension.
First, what is high blood pressure?
It is addiction of arteries to tightness. The tighter an artery, the higher the pressure of blood in it.
How do arteries tighten?
How do they become addicted to tightness?
What are the consequences of vascular tightness years later, and decades later?
There is a view of hypertension in medical textbooks.
There is also a different view of high blood which is seldom spoken about in medical schools and medical conferences. The story below reveals the second view.
A woman visited me for the treatment of high blood pressure.
She smiled and giggled as she answered my questions about stress at home and work, infections, pain syndromes, heart and kidney diseases, and food allergies.
I looked at her husband and asked if she smiled and giggled at home the same way as she was doing during the visit. The husband grinned broadly and nodded.
Then I asked her if she smiled and giggled like this at work as well. She nodded joyously. I was puzzled. I looked at her intently for several moments, then said,
“You’re not giving me any clues to the cause of your high blood pressure. I am a curious. I would very much like to know if you can shed light on this. If you cannot now, think of anything from your past, perhaps something will come to you later. If so, I would love to hear about it.”
The woman giggled some more and then suddenly became serious.
I leaned toward her in anticipation. Her husband looked at her in earnest as well.
Several moments passed.
Then she spoke, first tentatively, then with growing thickness in her voice,
“There is something … an image that often returns to me. I would like to forget it but it keeps coming back. I was raised in a small town in the South.
I used to play with children and some dogs on a dusty road near my home. One day a cop drove by, then stopped, reversed his police car, and stared at us.
All of the children froze.
My dog stood by me motionless, then moved closer to me. Some time later, the cop stepped out of his car, pulled his gun, took aim and fired. There was a sharp yelp and then the dog collapsed, with his eyes fixed on my face. He convulsed and his eyes glazed over as I kneeled near him. I never forgot those eyes. To this day, I see them.”
Her husband listened to her intently, as if hearing her account for the first time.
I realized that either she had not shared that experience with him or he had forgotten. We sat in silence. Her face then softened, almost to a smile.
Some more moments passed.
She stiffened and spoke again, not as sadly as before, yet with evident hurt,
“There is something else. A strange thing that I still don’t understand.
There is this question: How did that cop know he wouldn’t hit one of us children?
I was then seven years old, maybe eight. Wasn’t it strange for a child that young to have that question? Later I felt ashamed to think that I thought of the children more than of my dog.
Was that cop just practicing? Just practicing? Had he ever killed a dog before? Had he killed a black child?
It was so many years ago, but the questions keep returning and returning and …. ”
There wasn’t anything there for me to say. Her husband was quiet as well.
“Let’s go to the examination room,” I spoke and stood up.
Who is the best high blood pressure doctor for you?
How do you find that doctor.
It is not difficult.
Please, look into your mirror to find that doctor.
(Article originally posted on Dr. Ali’s Blog)
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