Stress and Hypertension

An Interview with Dr John Laragh

Stress and HypertensionDirector of the Cardiovascular Center at the
New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and Weill Medical College and
Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Hypertension
By Paul J. Rosch, MD, F.A.C.P.

Read the full interview at The American Institute of Stress

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.

Read the full interview on the American Institute of Stress website: Stress and Hypertension Part 1 – An Interview with Dr. John Laragh

Do You Have High Blood Pressure?

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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.

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