RX-Hypertension Tyler TX

To control high blood pressure, doctors usually recommend lifestyle changes—exercise, relaxation, and cutting back on salt—plus medication. Soon, daily hibiscus tea may join that line up.

James A Caccitolo
(903) 525-2992
910 E Houston St
Tyler, TX
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Cardiology

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Stanislav Weiner, MD
(903) 595-5514
619 S Fleishel Ave Ste 101
Tyler, TX
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Cardiology
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Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1996

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Roderick Bryan Meese
(903) 595-5514
619 S Fleishel Ave
Tyler, TX
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Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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John Danl Jackman Jr, MD
(903) 595-5514
619 S Fleishel Ave Ste 101
Tyler, TX
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Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1985
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Hospital: Trinity Mother Frances Health, Tyler, Tx
Group Practice: Cardiovascular Consultants

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Peter Harald Langsjoen, MD
(903) 595-3778
1107 Doctors Dr
Tyler, TX
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Cardiology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1980

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Christopher Scott Boylan, MD
(903) 595-5514
619 S Fleishel Ave Ste 101
Tyler, TX
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Cardiology
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Male
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Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1990

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Sherif Saad Iskander, MD, FACC
(903) 595-2283
115 W 5th St
Tyler, TX
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Cardiology
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Stephen Lee Sigal, MD
(903) 592-6355
1100 E Lake St Ste 370
Tyler, TX
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Cardiology, Internal Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1984

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Hector D Ceccoli
(903) 595-2283
115 W 5th St
Tyler, TX
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Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Robert John Carney
(903) 595-5514
619 S Fleishel Ave
Tyler, TX
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Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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RX-Hypertension

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By Jennifer Pirtle

According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Association, nearly one-third of Americans suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure). Like thin-walled hoses holding too much water pressure, the blood vessels of hyper- tensives become stretched and fragile. The intense pressure can also endanger the other organs and lead to heart and kidney failure, strokes, or blindness.

To control high blood pressure, doctors usually recommend lifestyle changes—exercise, relaxation, and cutting back on salt—plus medication. Soon, daily hibiscus tea may join that line up. It appears to ease mild hypertension the same way many anti-hypertensive drugs do—by opening the blood vessels, decreasing the viscosity of the blood, and increasing urine production (which reduces blood volume).

Hibiscus teas are made from the flowering bush Hibiscus sabdariffa, a relative of the yard-dwelling tropical beauty with the dinner plate-sized flowers. Sometimes called roselle or karkade, the plant grows a thick, juicy calyx (the ring around the base of the blossom) that people the world over use for flavorings, drinks, desserts, and now, hypertension treatment. In a study published in Phytomedicine in 2004, patients drank a daily infusion of 10 grams of the dried calyxes. Study results show the tea controlled mild to moderate hypertension as effectively as captopril, a leading drug for hypertension and heart failure.

It also works quickly. The Journal of Ethnopharmacology reported that after just 12 days, 31 patients drinking hibiscus tea averaged an 11.2 percent drop in systolic blood pressure (SBP) and a 10.7 percent drop in diastolic blood pressure (DSP). (Your heart generates SBP during a beat and DSP between beats.) In hypertensive individuals, SBP tops 140 and DSP 90. Normal blood pressure measures below 120 SBP and 80 DSP, which means hibiscus tea could bring a mild case of hypertension down to near normal in less than two weeks.

How should hypertensives use this wonder beverage? If you currently take blood-pressure medication, Ellen Kamhi, PhD, RN, and coauthor of The Natural Medicine Chest (Evans & Co., 2000), recommends working with an herb-savvy medical professional using conventional diagnostic techniques to make sure your blood pressure stays within acceptable levels as you slowly cut back on one pharmaceutical drug at a time. “Herbs’ benefit-to-risk ratio is much better than pharmaceutical drugs’,” she adds, “so it’s worth your time
to experiment.”

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