Hypertension & Heart Disease
Despite the heroic efforts of modern medicine, Cardiovascular Disease is responsible for one out of every three deaths in the US of A. And 50% of those treated remain at the same risk for heart attacks, even though their 5 reported risk factors are within “normal” limits.
Surprisingly, the 5 risk factors for Cardiovascular Disease are hardly known to those being treated. Those 5 risk factors are: oxidative stress, inflammation, autoimmune disorders, endothelial dysfunction, and vascular dysfunction.
Most only know of cholesterol, high blood pressure and arteriosclerosis, which really are the bodies response in reacting to the real problem.
All heart disease and high blood pressure are the result of the bodies reaction to injuries of the blood vessels. The blood vessels can only respond to these multiple pathways of injury in one of 3 ways. The blood vessels will respond with:
* Oxidative Stress
* Vascular Immune Dysfunction
All of these responses occur in the Arterial Wall.
What happens, is that the intima gets injured by chemical bullies called free radicals. The surface of the intima is actually 7 times smoother than glass. When the intima is injured, the free radicals penetrate through the intima into the media.
Inflammation then begins to develop in the media, and that brings in some white blood cells called T-Lymphocytes and Macrophages. The inflammation causes these white blood cells to expand maybe many times their original size. These enlarged white blood cells are called foam cells.
Cholesterol then comes in, trying to stop the process of the inflammation. The cholesterol is really just a Band-Aid that is trying to calm down a wound.
As the foam cells and cholesterol continue to build, the media wall of the blood vessel begins to push on the intima. This distorts the shape of the lumen, or the opening where the blood flows.
Heart Attacks & Strokes
The lumen becomes smaller, rough, and bumpy. This causes the blood to tumble , which can cause clotting and more inflammation. The clots are called thrombosis, and can lodge in the heart causing heart attacks, the brain causing strokes, in the lungs , or any other tissues of the body.
The plaques can be stable or unstable depending on how close to the intima that they form. A thin cap over the plaque is unstable and may be prone to rupture.
If the plaque ruptures, it empties all of its contents into the lumen, where blood travels, and will lodge in some smaller artery and stop the blood flow. This is the other primary cause of heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots in the lungs. All three of these can cause sudden death.
High Blood Pressure
The heart is just a pump. It will pump about 1/4 cup of with each beat. That doesn’t change with a slow heart rate or a fast one—1/4 cup per beat.
The blood is supposed to pump out of the heart into a relaxed artery. The arteries are supposed to expand with each beat of the heart to receive the increased volume of blood. The arteries then contract to keep the blood flowing away from the heart.
As the plaques form, the arterial wall becomes stiffer. The stiffness causes more resistance to the blood flow. The arteries can’t expand with each beat of the heart.
This causes the blood pressure to increase. The stiffer the arterial wall the more the increase in blood pressure.
The Root Cause
Our Unique Individual Care Program
We do not treat diseases, practice medicine, or promise cures. Instead, we combine several approaches to help your body address its weaknesses. In doing so, the body can then strengthen itself to heal. Each person has a program tailored specific to them alone. Many times people in the same household will need an entirely different approach, even if they have what may seem to be the same issues.
All treatments need to address the health of all of your body systems, including flora imbalances, damage to the gut wall, the toxins it creates, liver clearance of toxins, food intolerances, autoimmune responses, with thyroid and adrenal dysfunction included.
We use cost-effective natural ways of testing to find out where your individual weaknesses are. We evaluate every body system that you have, find out how all of your systems interact, and what the root cause of the weaknesses found.
Once we find out what the root cause of your weaknesses are, we then use the same testing procedures to find out how to address them. Since you are unique, your individual care program will probably be different from others that you know.
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