Chronic Disease Specialist Warsaw IN

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.

Douglas Brian Sawyer, MD
2235 Dubois Dr
Warsaw, IN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1991

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Richard Alan Hahn, MD
(317) 355-1234
1400 N Ritter Ave Ste 500
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Comm Hosp-Indiana, Indianapolis, In
Group Practice: Indiana Heart Associates Pc; Indiana Heart Associates Pc

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Daniel E Santos
(260) 426-5431
2121 Lake Ave
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Joseph M Szwed
(317) 924-5444
1801 N Senate Blvd
Indianapolis, IN
Specialty
Cardiology

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Anthony J Ascioti
(317) 583-7760
8433 Harcourt Rd
Indianapolis, IN
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Dr.William Espar
(219) 874-1400
1000 Washington Street
Michigan City, IN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of The Caribbean, Sch Of Med, Plymouth
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.8, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Abul Wadooth Basher, MD
(574) 239-1433
5520 Town Center Dr Apt 1
Granger, IN
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Thanjavur Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Thanjavur, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1986

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Keshav Dev Aggarwal, MD
(219) 947-6675
Hobart, IN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Maulana Azad Med Coll, Univ Of Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Graduation Year: 1969

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Sriram S Nathan
(765) 281-2000
1399 N Baldwin Ave
Marion, IN
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Walter Henry Halloran
(574) 237-0644
707 N Michigan St
South Bend, IN
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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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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