Blood Pressure Treatments Fallon NV

The two fundamental interventions for normalizing blood pressure include weight loss, with a goal of getting the percentage of body fat below 20 percent, and a vigorous exercise program that includes at least three hours of aerobic activity and two hours of weight lifting or similar resistance exercises every week.

Suhattai Gamnerdsiri, MD
(702) 796-7150
7135 W Sahara Ave Ste 202
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1991

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Ruben Jorge Acherman, MD
(702) 732-1290
3006 S Maryland Pkwy Ste 690
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Cardiology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Del Valle, Div Of Cien De La Salud, Cali, Colombia
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: St Rose Dominican Hospital, Henderson, Nv; Sunrise Hospital, Las Vegas, Nv; Summerlin Hospital Med Ctr, Las Vegas, Nv
Group Practice: Consulting Internists Med Grp

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Anthony Matthew Marlon, MD
(702) 242-7180
PO Box 15645
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1967

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George G Scleparis, MD
33 Glen Eden Ct
Henderson, NV
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Salvador Garcia Borromeo
(702) 384-0022
700 Shadow Ln
Las Vegas, NV
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine

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Robert Nathan Berkley, MD
(702) 240-6482
2953 Soft Horizon Way
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1984

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Robert W Morse, DO
(702) 219-8729
500 S Rancho Dr
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of New England, Coll Of Osteo Med, Biddeford Me 04005
Graduation Year: 1991

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Dr.Stephen Portz
(702) 733-8600
3201 S Maryland Pkwy # 502
Las Vegas, NV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Michael Jay Newmark, MD
(775) 688-8000
2624 Shadow Brook Ct
Reno, NV
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1972

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Dr.Sohail Anjum
(702) 384-0022
700 Shadow Ln # 240
Las Vegas, NV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Nishtar Med Coll, Bahuddin Zakaria Univ, Multan
Year of Graduation: 1968
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Ask the Doctor—Lower Blood Pressure

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My blood pressure has gradually increased over the last few years, and I’d like to avoid medication if possible. Can you recommend natural remedies?

If your average blood pressure is greater than 120/80 but less than 140/90, that qualifies you for the diagnosis of “prehypertension,” a condition that affects tens of millions of Americans. According to a recent expert consensus called the JNC-7, people in this category definitely need some form of intervention; otherwise they have a significantly elevated risk for heart attacks, congestive heart failure, strokes, or chronic kidney disease. The two fundamental interventions for normalizing blood pressure include weight loss, with a goal of getting the percentage of body fat below 20 percent, and a vigorous exercise program that includes at least three hours of aerobic activity and two hours of weight lifting or similar resistance exercises every week. Also, people with elevated blood pressure should restrict their consumption of salt, refined carbohydrates, and alcohol. They also should avoid smoking altogether, for many reasons.

In addition to avoiding unhealthy foods, you need to include certain essential nutrients in your diet. These must-haves include potassium (abundant in citrus fruits, melons, bananas, nuts, and figs) and magnesium (found in leafy green vegetables, seafood, whole grains, and nuts). Many people with elevated blood pressure also benefit from a magnesium supplement of 300 to 500 mg per day.

Another beneficial supplement, omega-3 fatty acids from cold-water fish, helps lower blood pressure. Excellent food sources include wild Pacific salmon and sardines—both of which are low in mercury and other toxins. In addition to eating these fish, I recommend taking a supplement in liquid or capsules that provides at least 2 to 3 grams per day of a combination of EPA and DHA, the two most beneficial omega-3 fatty acids. Fish oil works even better when combined with garlic. You can either try eating two to three raw cloves a day, or take 1 to 3 grams of a freeze-dried garlic powder in capsule form.

According to several medical studies, olive oil also helps lower blood pressure. It contains polyphenols, compounds known to decrease inflammation and increase the production of nitric oxide, a gaseous molecule that relaxes blood vessel walls. Polyphenols give extra virgin olive oil its pungent flavor, which explains why it’s the most powerful at lowering blood pressure.

In addition, olive leaves contain oleuropein, a chemical that has been shown to lower blood pressure. Extracts of olive leaf are typically available in 500 mg capsules; I recommend three to four capsules per day. I also recommend two other supplements, L-arginine, an amino acid, and folic acid, a B-complex vitamin. Like olive oil, both of these nutrients relax blood vessels by increasing nitric oxide production. The dose of L-arginine is 2 grams twice daily; folic acid can be taken in a daily dose of 1,000 mcg.

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