Blood Pressure Treatments Sevierville TN

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.

Norman E Liddell
(865) 428-4042
1240 Fox Meadows Boulevard
Sevierville, TN
Specialty
Cardiology

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William David Patterson, MD
(865) 428-9245
1108 Fox Meadows Blvd # 1
Sevierville, TN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1974

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Norman Eugene Liddell, MD
(865) 428-4042
1240 Fox Meadows Blvd Ste 6
Sevierville, TN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Spartan Hlth Sci Univ, Vieux Fort, St Lucia
Graduation Year: 1983

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Robert Owen Martin, MD
(865) 673-9656
Ste 300 Baptist Medical Tower 101 Blount Ave Ste 3
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1977

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David Russell Huntsinger, MD
(865) 544-2800
1940 Alcoa Hwy Ste E310
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1997

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Roger Aaron Riedel, MD
(865) 429-2935
629 Middle Creek Rd
Sevierville, TN
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1997
Hospital
Hospital: Roane Med Ctr, Harriman, Tn; Fort Sanders Parkwest Med Ctr, Knoxville, Tn

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William Patterson
(865) 428-9245
1108 Fox Meadows Blvd
Sevierville, TN
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Philip Knox Hoffman, MD
(301) 897-5400
1140 Laurel Fork Rd
Walland, TN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: E Tn State Univ J H Quillen Coll Of Med, Johnson City Tn 37614
Graduation Year: 1986

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Raymond A Dieter
(865) 637-6392
1940 Alcoa Hwy
Knoxville, TN
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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John Walter Mack
(865) 637-6392
1940 Alcoa Hwy
Knoxville, TN
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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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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