High Blood Pressure

Elderly patient having her blood pressure checkedIn the United States alone, 70 million adults have high blood pressure—also known as hypertension [I].  In addition to these millions of people dealing with high blood pressure, another three million American adults have pre-hypertension, which means that they are at extremely high risk of high blood pressure.  High blood pressure is a serious health concern, because it can lead to stroke and heart failure, which are the leading causes of death in the United States.  Lifestyle plays a major role in whether or not a person will develop hypertension, and living a healthy lifestyle with physical activity and a nutritious diet can help prevent the condition.

Lifestyle Causes of Hypertension

A diet that is too high in sodium, which is found in processed foods, and too low in potassium, which comes from fresh fruits and vegetables, can also be a huge factor.  Those who are obese are much more likely to develop high blood pressure, as well, since excess fatty tissue is a primary cause.

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When a person is carrying excess weight, especially in the abdominal area, the heart must work that much harder to pump blood to all of those extra fat cells, which raises blood pressure.

Obesity & Hypertension

High blood pressure hypertension written on a book. Medical concept.To researchers and healthcare professionals, the connection between obesity and high blood pressure (and associated medical conditions) is clear.  Obesity is a major indicator that someone may be at risk for developing high blood pressure, in addition the many other conditions that excess weight can cause.  While prescription medications are often prescribed to prevent high blood pressure, Dr. Foss firmly believes that the source of the problem should be addressed and remedied.  This option is fully available, thanks to Dr. Foss’ breakthrough system.

I. High Blood Pressure Fact Sheet