Once hypertension – high blood pressure – develops, it usually lasts a lifetime.
However, you can prevent and control high blood pressure by taking action.
So if you’re an adult and your blood pressure is 140/90 mm Hg or above, you have hypertension – high blood pressure – and are at risk of developing heart disease and/or kidney disease and other medical problems.
We recommend that you visit a health professional to check your blood pressure and learn how to manage it.
People with uncontrolled high blood pressure are:
- 3 times more likely to develop coronary heart disease
- 6 times more likely to develop congestive heart failure
- 7 times more likely to have a stroke
Despite over one hundred antihypertensive drugs that have been approved as being safe and effective, the sad fact is that we have not been very successful in controlling hypertension. A survey reported in the July 9 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association found that nearly one in three U.S. adults have hypertension. Of the estimated 58 million affected, “almost 30% were unaware of their illness, 42% were not being treated, and at the time that their BP was measured, 69% did not have their hypertension controlled!”
Another survey published in the British Medical Journal in June found that 97% of patients taking antihypertensive medications had suffered from significant side effects at some time and 17% continued to do so! Four out of five patients had serious concerns about side effects they had not been informed of, possible long term dangers and wondered if they still needed drugs or could use other approaches. For more on this subject see this article on Stress and Hypertension.In this section, you will learn more about what high blood pressure is and what effect it has on the body. You will also discover how the regular practice of Vedic Meditation can help you to
What is High Blood Pressure / Hypertension
In this section, you will learn more about what high blood pressure is and what effect it has on the body. You will also discover how the regular practice of Vedic Meditation can help you to minimize the use of prescription medications – and the lifelong side effects.
However, we do not advise, nor condone the reduction of any medication without the prior approval of your health professional.
The section includes basic information to answer your questions about high blood pressure and the use of Vedic Meditation as an alternative and complementary treatment option.
Understanding High Blood Pressure
What is Hypertension?
Blood pressure rises and falls during the day. When blood pressure stays elevated over time, it is called high blood pressure or hypertension…
What Causes Hypertension?
The causes of high blood pressure vary. Causes may include narrowing of the arteries, a greater than normal volume of blood, or the heart beating faster or more forcefully than it should…
Why is Hypertension Important?
High blood pressure is dangerous because it makes the heart work too hard. It also increases your chance (or risk) of getting heart disease and/or kidney disease, and for having a stroke…
What is Systolic Blood Pressure ?
Systolic pressure is the force of blood in the arteries as the heart beats. It is shown as the top number in a blood pressure reading…
What is Diastolic Blood Pressure ?
Diastolic pressure is the force of blood in the arteries as the heart relaxes between beats. It’s shown as the bottom number in a blood pressure reading…
Monitoring Blood Pressure at Home
One of the greatest benefits of monitoring your blood pressure yourself is that you will have a much better understanding of your condition
The Effect of Hypertension on The Body
The effect of high blood pressure on the physiology is often underestimated. On this page, we take a brief look at the effect of High Blood Pressure on the brain, eyes, arteries, kidneys, and heart…
The information contained on this site is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical Advice.
The Prescription to Meditate website is intended for people who are interested in learning more about preventing and controlling high blood pressure – naturally.
Do You Have High Blood Pressure?
Then you need to read this book, by New Zealand author, Dr. David Lovell-Smith.
In this book, Dr. David Lovell-Smith describes how his patients successfully used diet, lifestyle changes, and Transcendental Meditation to bring their blood pressure down.
This book offers new hope and insight for those with high blood pressure but it is not for hypertensives alone. The knowledge which Dr. Lovell-Smith presents in his book is timely and relevant, and its exposition is long overdue.
Click here to read more about “Perfect Blood Pressure”
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