Chronic Disease Specialist Las Vegas NV

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.

John A Di Fiore, MD
(702) 248-8877
3080 El Camino Ave
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1943

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John Adan, MD
(702) 386-6855
2300 S Rancho Dr Ste 206
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: The Queens Univ Of Belfast, Fac Med, Belfast (918-01 Eff 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1974

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Zev Lagstein
(702) 870-1026
3017 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialty
Cardiology

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Zev Lagstein, MD
(702) 870-1026
PO Box 28910
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: The Hebrew Univ, Hadassah Med Sch, Jerusalem, Israel
Graduation Year: 1973

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Khalid Manzar, MD
1707 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Inst Of Med Sci, Banaras Hindu Univ, Varanasi, Up, India
Graduation Year: 1987

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Arturo Estevan Marchand, MD
(702) 450-1122
PO Box 27527
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1990

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Dr.ZEV Lagstein
(702) 870-1026
3017 W Charleston Blvd # 80
Las Vegas, NV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: The Hebrew Univ, Hadassah Med Sch, Jerusalem
Year of Graduation: 1973
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Hospital: Valley Hosp
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Channa Basava Prasad, MD
(928) 758-4114
3009 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bangalore Med Coll, Bangalore Univ, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Western Arizona Reg Med Ctr, Bullhead City, Az; Colorado River Med Ctr, Needles, Ca; St Rose Dominican Hospital, Henderson, Nv; Lake Mead Hospital, N Las Vegas, Nv; Desert Springs Hosp, Las Vegas, Nv; Sunrise Hospital, Las Vegas, Nv; University M

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Karen Frances Arcotta, MD
(702) 286-9991
2040 W Charleston Blvd Ste 202
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: St Rose Dominican Hospital, Henderson, Nv; Lake Mead Hospital, N Las Vegas, Nv; Valley Hosp Med Ctr, Las Vegas, Nv; Desert Springs Hosp, Las Vegas, Nv; University Med Ctr, Las Vegas, Nv; Summerlin Hospital Med Ctr, Las Vegas, Nv
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Scott Jay Mac Donald, MD
(702) 731-8224
6640 Palmyra Ave
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1977

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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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