When American Heart Health month makes its appearance, we always like to have a heart-to-heart with our loved ones. Heart health is an important topic we often overlook or ignore. As more statistics come in about the deadly effects of cardiovascular disease, it’s scary to see how often the warning signs alerting us to a problem go unseen. The CDC labeled cardiovascular disease the “silent killer,” as we’ve learned, every 34 seconds, someone in the United States loses their life to the disease.
One of the risk factors for cardiovascular disease is high blood pressure (hypertension). Many people struggle with high blood pressure and don’t know what to do. It can be confusing. They have people telling them to “take meds,” but that only masks the underlying issue and potentially creates more. Many blood pressure medicines are known to have not-so-fun side effects like:
If that isn’t a route you want to take, we have another way to lower your blood pressure and get to the root of what’s causing it to spike. In our Germantown office, we’ve been able to lower practice members’ blood pressure naturally, helping them avoid or completely get off their medications.
When your spine is out of alignment, it can cause your arteries to contract, affecting your blood flow and causing your blood pressure to rise. Our doctors can help get you back into alignment, relieving that inflammation causing your high blood pressure in the first place.
Many studies have proven chiropractic adjustments can significantly lower blood pressure. Our favorite is from the Journal of Human Hypertension, where they observed one chiropractic adjustment is equivalent to two blood pressure pills!
Go here for more details about the Journal of Human Hypertension’s study.
This information is extremely important, and Heart Health Awareness month is the perfect occasion to bring it to light. For those in the Germantown area struggling with high blood pressure or looking to improve your heart health, you can reach our team at (901) 341-6554 or schedule an appointment today. We would love to talk with you about your options!