Monday, 6 April 2009

High Blood Pressure(Hypertension) and High Cholesterol

Before we proceed to discuss both HBP and HC, we need to know one thing. If you have high cholesterol, over a long period of time, you may experience high blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure, most likely you have high cholesterol.

So why is this so? This is because high cholesterol is due to the accumulation of bad cholesterol in the body. When this bad cholesterol is used to repair the blood vessels, it will harden the wall and create inelastic blood vessels. The hardening of blood vessels will lead to high blood pressure. Not only that, your heart will be working extra hard and over a period of time, you may have an enlarge heart or, a over-worked heart. It will be just one fine day whereby, your heart will tell you, may I have a day rest. This is what you called Heart Attack.

Ultimately, both problem is a lifestyle challenge. A simple change in lifestyle such as diet, perspective of life, more exercise will eventually resolve the problem. Taking medicine does not resolve the root cause.

Lastly, we need to repair the body by achieving the following milestone:
  1. Strengthen the heart
  2. Strengthen the blood vessels
  3. Increase the good cholesterol in the body. This is to improve the ratio between HDL:LDL
  4. Relax the mind by having a good sleep and think positively

Here are some recommendations for taking supplement:

Calcium/Magnesium: 1/-/-/1
COQ10: 1/1/1/-
Salmon Omega: 2/1/-/-
Garlic: 1/1/1/-
Lecithin E: 4/4/4/4
Bio-C: 4/4/4/4
Multi-carotene: 3/3/3/3
Double X: 1/-/1/-
B-complex: 2/2/2/-
Fibre: -/2/2/-
Milk Thistle: -/-/-/4
BP Complex: 1/1/1/-

Lastly, please do the Homocysteine test to check your risk of having a heart attack. Your doctor may discourage you from doing it. The only reason why he does that because he is not well-informed about it.

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