Chronic Disease Specialist Mason 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.

Brooks Bryson Gerlinger, MD
(513) 745-9800
8679 Hampton Bay Pl
Mason, OH
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1991

Data Provided by:
Syed Nasim Ahmed, MD
(513) 558-3070
5882 W Fountain Cir
Mason, OH
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Aga Khan Med Coll, Aga Khan Univ, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1996

Data Provided by:
Stephen R Marcello, MD
(513) 622-5045
8700 Mason Montgomery Rd MS 2165
Mason, OH
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1980

Data Provided by:
Alvaro Danl Waissbluth, MD
(513) 494-2840
964 Falcon Pt
Maineville, OH
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1992

Data Provided by:
James Henry Wilkins
(513) 475-7542
7700 University Ct
West Chester, OH
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Data Provided by:
Mohammad Atiq Khalid, MD
(414) 219-6000
4984 Village Green Dr
Mason, OH
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Allama Iqbal Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1986

Data Provided by:
Preston M Dunnmon, MD
(513) 616-4401
8700 S Mason Montgomery Rd
Mason, OH
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1984

Data Provided by:
Harvey Sungha Hahn, MD
(513) 556-0974
7777 Hunt Club Dr
Mason, OH
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1994

Data Provided by:
Marwan Mohamed A Mihyu, MD
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1978

Data Provided by:
John H Hanekamp, DO
PO Box 429
West Chester, OH
Specialties
Cardiology, Family Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Practitioner's Corner—About High Blood Pressure

Provided by: 

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...

Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living/Alternative Medicine/InnoVisi...