What Is High Blood Pressure?
High blood pressure or Hypertension affects nearly 30% of the population and increases in percentage to 65% in persons aged 60 years and older. It is categorized as blood pressure 140/90 and above for at least three consecutive readings. Hypertension can be considered primary, with no underlying cause or secondary with underlying causes. Secondary causes usually consist of prescription medications, heart conditions, kidney conditions or thyroid conditions, to name a few. Hypertension can be silent, and therefore most persons are unaware they have high blood pressure until they start to notice symptoms. Symptoms can include nosebleeds, headaches, swelling in the legs, kidney problems, eye problems, heart palpitation and circulation issues and thyroid problems.
How Can Naturopathic Medicine Help?
Naturopathic Doctors can effectively diagnosis patients with hypertension in the initial visit. They can then recommend diet, lifestyle, supplements, and natural modalities to help treat hypertension and prevent its re-occurrence.
Our Naturopathic Doctor in East Gwillimbury can offer patients a treatment protocol to follow to help control and reverse back their blood pressure. Since hypertension is silent, it is important that individuals come into the Naturopathic Doctors office for annual check-ups to assess their health concerns and receive support for any new or ongoing health conditions.
What Are Naturopathic Treatments for High Blood Pressure?
Our Naturopathic Doctor at Ultimate Health Clinic will conduct a thorough health intake and physical exam in the first visit. This will help our doctor to get a better understanding and recommend a treatment protocol tailored to each individual person’s needs and concerns. They will recommend diet modifications suitable to help support the body as a whole through Clinical Nutrition. This has evidence to support how foods containing nutrients can help restore the body back into health and balance. In addition, the Naturopathic Doctor will also supply lifestyle recommendations such as exercises and physical medicine to help keep patients active and healthy. The Naturopathic Doctor will also recommend supplements to help support the different organ systems such as cardiovascular systems, musculoskeletal systems, endocrine system and renal systems. The Naturopathic Doctor will offer modalities such as Acupuncture, Naturopathic manipulation, Hydrotherapy, body work and others depending on the case. We can work with patients and medical doctors to offer collaborative care for those patients that are on prescription medications. We always ensure to have proper communication between the medical doctor, Naturopathic Doctor and patients. This makes sure that there are no adverse reactions between naturopathic care and medical care, keeping the patient’s safety as the top priority. Treatments usually consist of 1 to 6 months depending on the complexity of the case and the needs of the individuals.
How We Can Help
The Naturopathic Doctor at Ultimate Health Clinic in East Gwillimbury strives to help her patients achieve good health and well-being though natural remedies and lifestyle suggestions. Additionally, educating her patients on the tools they need to help themselves maintain good health and a lifelong of well-being.
To book an appointment with the Naturopathic Doctor, please call 905-251-0162 or email at .