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.

Sanjay Malhotra, MD
(702) 732-7879
4275 Burnham Ave Ste 370
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: All India Inst Of Med Sci, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Sunrise Hospital, Las Vegas, Nv
Group Practice: Heart Specialists

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Michael L Ciccolo
(702) 614-6550
1090 E Desert Inn Rd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Charles Allen Rhodes, MD
(702) 731-8224
2300 Corporate Cir Ste 100
Henderson, NV
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1976

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Dr.Janmejay Patel
(702) 731-5510
4275 Burnham Ave # 335
Las Vegas, NV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southampton, Fac Of Med, Southampton
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.4, out of 5 based on 17, reviews.

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Colin Matthew Fuller, MD
(775) 688-8000
PO Box 979
Verdi, NV
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1973

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Paul V Heeren
(702) 360-7600
3150 N Tenaya Way
Las Vegas, NV
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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David R McConahay, MD, FACC
(775) 832-7135
930 Tahoe Blvd Ste 802 PMB #439
Incline Village, NV
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Carlos Enrique Fonte
(702) 733-8600
3201 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Dr.Samuel Green
(702) 796-7150
3121 South Maryland Parkway #512
Las Vegas, NV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Gary A Mayman
(702) 732-1290
3006 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV
Specialty
Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology

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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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