The Natural Approach to Treating Hypertension
Lower your blood pressure and improve heart health with the help of our team – located in Alexandria and serving the entire Washington DC area.
It’s Time to Try a Natural Approach
to Treating Hypertension
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a common health condition that affects millions of people in the United States – with more than half of people over 50 in the U.S. having hypertension. Left untreated, it can lead to serious health consequences.
If you have hypertension you are most likely taking blood pressure medication. But is this treating the actual cause? if you have no other options, you should continue to take the medication, as on the whole, it will help your long-term health. However, it does come with trade-offs – including side effects and the fact that it is masking other imbalances in the body that are going unaddressed. Doesn’t it make sense to treat the underlying cause so you can not only lower your blood pressure but also improve your overall health in many ways – without side effects?
It’s time to try a natural approach to treating hypertension. It’s time to visit Thrive Naturopathic – located in Alexandria and serving the entire Washington DC area. You’ll be amazed at how our holistic treatment plans can get to the root of your issues and empower you to life-long improvement in your health.
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The first step is scheduling a discovery call with our health team.
The Dire Consequences of Untreated Hypertension
If left untreated, hypertension can lead to a number of serious health problems - including heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and vision loss.
Do You Know The Limitations of Medications in Dealing with Hypertension
While medications can be effective in temporarily managing hypertension, they do not treat the underlying cause and they have limitations. Many people require multiple medications to control their blood pressure, which can lead to unwanted side effects. Hypertension is usually related to genetics and lifestyle factors, such as diet, lack of exercise or chronic stress. Even though genetics play a significant role in hypertension, this does not mean you are fated to have high blood pressure. With an individualized diet, lifestyle and stress management approach you can address the condition and have a long, healthy life.
Explore a New Treatment for Hypertension Using Functional Medicine and Naturopathy
Functional medicine and naturopathy take a holistic approach to treating hypertension. These approaches, available from Thrive Naturopathic in Alexandria, recognize that there are multiple factors that contribute to hypertension, and that each person’s experience with hypertension is unique. A customized treatment plan that includes a range of holistic interventions can help individuals lower their blood pressure and improve their overall health.
Common Causes and Treatments of Hypertension
Most cases of hypertension are rooted in genetics and lifestyle factors. However, even with a genetic tendency to high blood pressure you can absolutely overcome this condition, through specific, individualized changes to diet and lifestyle. Thankfully, Thrive Naturopathic has been a trusted destination in Alexandria for improving lifestyle choices in the quest to achieve better health.
Processed foods, sugar and salt can contribute to hypertension. So can eating food incompatible with your individual/genetic needs. These can affect the immune system and kidneys increasing blood pressure.
Lack of Exercise
Exercise and movement help reduce blood pressure by strengthening the heart and improving blood flow. A sedentary lifestyle can lead to hypertension.
Many people in the Washington DC area have stressful, busy lives. Stress can cause the body to release hormones that constrict blood vessels and raise blood pressure. Chronic stress can lead to long-term hypertension.
Functional Medicine Treatment Plan
What does a Thrive Naturopathic treatment plan look like? In many cases, we help you put your doctor’s recommendations into practice. Your cardiologist likely tells you to eat better and exercise more. Good ideas in theory, but it takes some education and encouragement to take action.
A functional medicine treatment plan for hypertension in Alexandria may include the following interventions:
A diet that is rich in whole, nutrient-dense foods can help to lower blood pressure. This includes plenty of fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats. Reducing sodium intake is also important for those with hypertension.
Regular physical activity, including aerobic exercise and strength training, can help to lower blood pressure. Exercise can also help to reduce stress.
Stress reduction techniques such as meditation, deep breathing, and yoga can help to lower blood pressure by reducing stress hormone levels in the body.
Certain supplements, such as magnesium, potassium, and omega-3 fatty acids, may help to lower blood pressure.
Herbal remedies, such as hawthorn, garlic, and ginger, may help to lower blood pressure.
Thrive Naturopathic Specializes in Treating
Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of health conditions that include high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high cholesterol and excess body fat around the waist. Most people with hypertension have some of these other conditions as well – they often go together. Metabolic syndrome is a significant health concern as it increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.
At Thrive Naturopathic, naturopathic medicine is used to treat metabolic syndrome. The approach includes addressing underlying imbalances in the body, such as inflammation and insulin resistance, through dietary changes, exercise, stress reduction, and nutritional and herbal supplements. This personalized approach helps to address the root causes of metabolic syndrome and improve overall health and wellness. By focusing on the whole person, Thrive Naturopathic aims to empower individuals in Alexandria to take an active role in their health and achieve optimal well-being.
Schedule a Discovery Call to Find a Natural Solution to Hypertension
Oftentimes, medication isn’t enough to manage hypertension and lower your risk of a cardiac event. They definitely have their limitations.
Functional medicine and naturopathy take a holistic approach to treating hypertension, recognizing that each person’s experience with hypertension is unique. A customized treatment plan that includes a range of holistic interventions can help individuals lower their blood pressure and improve their overall health. We can be an excellent supplement to the health plan recommended by your cardiologist.
Let’s hop on a quick discovery call to see if naturopathy and functional medicine are right for you.