Understanding High Blood Pressure with Bob Gilpatrick

What does it mean if your blood pressure is too high?  According to the American Heart Association, high blood pressure occurs when the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries is too strong.

The primary way high blood pressure occurs is because the heart and blood vessels have to work too hard.  As the delicate and thin lining of the blood vessels develops small tears due to this constant pressure, a sticky substance called plaque begins to build up in the tears.   The arteries now begin to narrow creating even more damage and, as a result, pressure on the blood vessels increases.  Ultimately this condition can lead to heart attacks and strokes.

Bob helps us on today’s show better understand what people can do to mitigate the normal wear and tear on their cardio vascular system.   Diet, exercise, stress reduction and supplementation all play a very important role in overcoming this very “silent killer”.

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