Chronic Disease Specialist Newnan GA

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.

Dr.Olubunkola Olubi
(770) 253-0611
58 Hospital Road #202
Newnan, GA
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Cardiologist
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Samuel B Bleuez
(770) 253-0611
20 Francis Way
Sharpsburg, GA
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Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Jose Anibal Torres, MD
(770) 716-0051
102 Suttons Cv
Peachtree City, GA
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Cardiology
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Male
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Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1993

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Sumandeep Singh Sangha, MD
201 Brunswick Dr
Tyrone, GA
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Cardiology
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Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1996

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Jose Anibal Torres Jr, MD
(404) 355-9815
Peachtree City, GA
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Cardiology
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Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1993

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George J Vellanikaran, MD
(404) 355-9815
58 Hospital Rd
Newnan, GA
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Cardiology, Internal Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: St John'S Med Coll, Bangalore Univ, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1979

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Olubunkola Moremi Olubi
(770) 253-0611
20 Francis Way
Sharpsburg, GA
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Cardiovascular Disease

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Maureen Ann Arendt, MD
(715) 847-2611
Tyrone, GA
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Cardiology
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Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1987

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Charles William Pettus, MD
(770) 716-0051
104 Hidden Springs Ln
Peachtree City, GA
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Cardiology
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Male
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Medical School: Mercer Univ Sch Of Med, MacOn Ga 31207
Graduation Year: 1989

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Thippeswamy H Murthy, MD
(770) 716-0051
232 Newport Dr
Peachtree City, GA
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Cardiology
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Male
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Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1994

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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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