Chronic Disease Specialist Goffstown NH

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.

David Goldberg
(603) 663-6657
100 Mcgregor St
Manchester, NH
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Peter Klementowicz
(603) 663-6657
100 Mcgregor St
Manchester, NH
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Andrew Cohen
(603) 663-6657
100 Mcgregor St
Manchester, NH
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Connor Joseph Haugh, MD
(603) 669-0413
100 McGregor St
Manchester, NH
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1989

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John Beatty Hunter
(603) 663-6657
100 Mcgregor St
Manchester, NH
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Louis Fink
(603) 663-6657
100 Mcgregor St
Manchester, NH
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Andrew Michael Cohen, MD
(603) 663-6419
100 McGregor St
Manchester, NH
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Robt W Johnson Med Sch, New Brunswick Nj 08901
Graduation Year: 1992

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David C Charlesworth, MD
(603) 663-6340
100 McGregor St
Manchester, NH
Gender
Male
Languages
French
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Catholic Med Ctr, Manchester, Nh; Elliot Hosp, Manchester, Nh
Group Practice: Cardiothoracic Surgical Assoc

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Robert Cadby Dewey, MD
(603) 669-0413
100 McGregor St
Manchester, NH
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Catholic Med Ctr, Manchester, Nh
Group Practice: New England Heart Institute Catholic Medical Center

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Robert Craig Capodilupo, MD
(603) 669-0413
100 McGregor St
Manchester, NH
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1991

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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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