Chronic Disease Specialist Harrodsburg KY

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.

George Wm Noe, MD
(859) 734-5152
PO Box 470
Harrodsburg, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1977

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John Stanley Aumiller, MD
(859) 236-6621
1250 Ben Ali Dr
Danville, KY
Specialties
Cardiology, Critical Care Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1976

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Aslam Moeed Ahmad, MD
1250 Ben Ali Dr
Danville, KY
Specialties
Cardiology, Anatomic And Clinical Pathology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1984

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Omer Lee Shedd, MD
(859) 296-1963
226 Wind Haven Dr
Nicholasville, KY
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1998

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Danville Cardiovascular Consultants
(859) 236-6621
1250 Ben Ali Dr
Danville, KY

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John S Aumiller
(859) 236-6621
1250 Ben Ali Dr
Danville, KY
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Aslam M Ahmad
(859) 236-6621
1250 Ben Ali Dr
Danville, KY
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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David Leon Rashduni, MD
(732) 235-7855
Downstairs Apt 417 W Lexington Ave
Danville, KY
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Robt W Johnson Med Sch, New Brunswick Nj 08901
Graduation Year: 1998

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Eugene A Hessel II, MD
(606) 323-5956
2150 Delaney Ferry Rd
Versailles, KY
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1960
Hospital
Hospital: University Of Kentucky Hosp, Lexington, Ky
Group Practice: Unviversity Of Kentucky

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Patricia V Grodecki
(859) 331-0774
900 Medical Village Dr
Edgewood, KY
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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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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