Chronic Disease Specialist Avon Lake OH

Most of the therapies I use draw on a combination of meditation ™, diet, herbs, massage, and behavioral changes. Here are some questions my patients with high blood pressure commonly ask.

Wael Khoury, MD
(216) 475-5370
12000 McCracken Rd
Cleveland, OH
Business
Cardiology Associates Of Cleveland
Specialties
Cardiology

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Thomas Bernard Edel, MD
(440) 315-1082
509 Danbury Ln
Avon Lake, OH
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1984

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Naim Zreik Farhat, MD
(440) 326-4120
32421 Nottingham Dr
Avon Lake, OH
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, Ny; E M H Reg Med Ctr, Elyria, Oh
Group Practice: North Ohio Heart Ctr Inc

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Telly Meadows, MD
36267 Wendell Ct
Avon, OH
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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John William Schaeffer, MD
(440) 204-4000
1220 Moore Rd Ste B
Avon, OH
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Fisher-Titus Med Ctr, Norwalk, Oh
Group Practice: North Ohio Heart Center Inc/Ohio Medical Group

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James R Crandell, MD
(440) 930-5346
535 Legends Row
Avon Lake, OH
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 1983

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Abdul Qadir Haji, MD
(440) 326-4120
33186 Fairport Dr
Avon Lake, OH
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Gov'T Med Coll, Kashmir Univ, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India
Graduation Year: 1987

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Maria Janine L Arruda, MD
(216) 445-6532
Avon, OH
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Fed De Pernambuco, Cent De Cien, Recife, Pe, Brazil
Graduation Year: 1984

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Lorena Robin Landrum, MD
3431 Pelham Pl
Avon, OH
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1997

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Michael Langer, DO
1220 Moore Rd Ste B
Avon, OH
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Practitioner's Corner—About High Blood Pressure

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By Steele Belok, m.d.

The most common chronic disease in America is a stealthy one. Hypertension rarely announces itself with troublesome symptoms, but people who have it are at risk for many other health problems, including cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death. Despite this grim picture, high blood pressure is often preventable.

As for treatment, I’ve found that hypertension responds particularly well to Ayurvedic (a.k.a. Vedic) medicine. This 5,000-year-old healing system works by balancing three organizing principles, or doshas, in the body: vata (movement), pitta (energy and metabolism), and kapha (structure). According to Vedic medicine, imbalances in any of the three doshas can lead to hypertension, so treatment would depend on which ones are out of balance.

I’ve practiced Vedic medicine for 15 years and can detect imbalances among the doshas by feeling a patient’s pulse and taking a history of lifestyle and symptoms. Most of the therapies I use draw on a combination of transcendental meditation ™, diet, herbs, massage, and behavioral changes. Here are some questions my patients with high blood pressure commonly ask.

Q: My latest blood pressure reading was high. Can I bring it down by changing my diet?

A: Yes, but dietary approaches to controlling hypertension should be tailored to your individual balance of doshas, so it’s difficult to make a blanket statement about what constitutes the ideal diet. Most hypertensives have imbalances in vata, pitta, or both. A diet to calm the vata would include lots of sweet and sour foods, while one aimed at balancing the pitta would steer clear of spicy and oily food. I also recommend that anyone with hypertension eat mostly warm, freshly cooked foods, such as leafy greens and legume-based dishes like dal, and eat as few salty, fried, or heavy foods—like cheese and meat, for example—as possible.

Q: I know that reducing stress is crucial to controlling my blood pressure. What’s the best stress-busting technique?

A: Transcendental meditation is a terrific way to promote relaxation. It doesn’t require a specific diet and while the training can be costly, once you’ve learned the technique, it’s free. The benefits come by way of physiological effects such as slowing the respiratory rate and reducing production of the stress hormone cortisol. Calming these aspects of the stress response helps blood vessels relax and widen, which reduces pressure.

One study found that a group of African-Americans who practiced TM lowered their blood pressure by twice as much as a comparison group who used a progressive muscle relaxation technique. In fact, the TM group’s blood pressure dropped by the same amount one would expect to see if they had just begun taking medication. Eight years later, their mortality from cardiovascular disease was 67 percent lower than that of the other relaxation group, and 75 percent lower than that of a control group that received no relaxation training at a...

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