Chronic Disease Specialist New Castle DE

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.

Kamar T Adeleke, MD
(302) 777-1103
612 Ferry Cut Off St # 2
New Castle, DE
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St George'S Univ, Sch Of Med, St George'S, Grenada
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Christiana Hosp, Newark, De
Group Practice: Tri-State Cardiovascular Inst

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Paul C Pennock
(302) 421-9721
701 N Clayton St
Wilmington, DE
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Elinor Miller, MD
(302) 885-5297
721 Blackshire Rd
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: Christiana Care -Wilmington, Wilmington, De

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Margo M Schleman, MD, FACC
(302) 885-5299
PO Box 15437
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Raymond Edward Miller, MD
(302) 366-1949
701 N Clayton St Ste 407
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1986

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Piamsook Angkeow
(302) 421-9721
701 N Clayton St
Wilmington, DE
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Alexander Michael Gold, MD
(302) 885-1822
PO Box 15437
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1995

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Howard G Hutchinson, MD
(302) 885-1952
PO Box 15438
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1987

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Frederic L Sax, MD
(610) 397-2993
FOC W1-675 1800 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Sur
Graduation Year: 1981

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Paul Charles Pennock, MD
(302) 421-9721
701 N Clayton St Ste 407
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Christiana Care -Wilmington, Wilmington, De
Group Practice: Cardiology Consultants

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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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