Blood pressure is a measurement used in medicine. In the body, the arteries carry blood away from the heart. As blood travels through the arteries, it presses against the walls of the arteries. Blood pressure measures how hard the blood is pushing against the walls of the arteries.
PROBIOTICS; NEXT BIG DISCOVERY FOR HEART HEALTH and BLOOD PRESSURE
“Since the discovery of penicillin, antibiotics have been a tremendous boon to human society. These drugs wipe out bacterial infection and they’ve saved millions of people. But their widespread use came only decades later, when it was found that ingesting healthy bacteria could mitigate the adverse effects of antibiotics.
Such use of probiotics to aid digestion is now well-established. But what I find truly exciting is that researchers are discovering that probiotics may be of great use in combating the following conditions that lead to cardiovascular disease.”
……..…Dr. Chauncey Crandall, the Director of Preventive Medicine at the world- renowned Palm Beach Cardiovascular Clinic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida believes in probiotics for these concerns!
HIGH CHOLESTEROL BLOOD PRESSURE
OBESITY INFLAMMATION DIABETES
Cardiologist are acknowledging the role that chronic inflammation plays in kicking off heart disease and initiating heart attacks.
Inflammation is like a fire in your body that is simmering for extended periods of time causing serious damage.
There could be damage to ones blood vessels including heart’s coronary arteries, causing fatty deposits of plaque to accumulate.
Inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, psoriasis,gout, and ulcerative colitis cause chronic bodily inflammation. People with these conditions have an increased heart attack risk……
It has been shown that probiotics can diminish this inflammation……Dr. Chauncy Crandall’s Heart Health Report
D.K. We just had a quick glimpse into the harmful effects of inflammation. There’s a lot we can do to lower our inflammation. This website is designed to share the information I am learning in my health journey as well as being an encourager.
KNOWLEDGE IS EMPOWERING!!!
IS THE DOCTOR TAKING YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE CORRECTLY?
If the doctor takes your blood pressure the minute you walk into the examining room, or while you’re sitting on an exam table with your feet dangling, there is a very good chance that it will be wrong.
A few years ago, researchers at Texas Tech University undertook a study of 56 patients and found that when correct protocol wasn’t followed , there was an 81 percent chance that a blood pressure reading would be wrong.
Here’s the right way blood pressure should be taken:
• You should not have exercised smoked or have drunk a beverage with caffeine in the 30 minutes prior to having your blood pressure taken.
• Your blood pressure should be taken after you have been sitting in a chair with a back, and with both feet planted on the floor and legs uncrossed for five minutes.
• The correct size blood pressure cuff should be used. A too-tight cuff will result in a too-high reading.
• Two separate readings should be taken and then averaged with a third reading taken if the first two differed by more then 5 mmHg.
•Watch out for home monitors as well. A study last year found that they erred 5 to 15 percent of the time, so make sure you follow the above steps when taking your blood pressure at home.
Thank you Dr. Chauncey Crandall, M.D. the Director of Preventive Medicine at a West Palm Beach Cardiovascular Clinic for including the tips mentioned above for correct blood pressure readings from your Heart Health Report.
D.K. As a heart patient since 1996 I have had MANY blood pressure readings done in doctor’s offices. Doctors are so rushed and I understand their time restraints. Our family does have a home monitor so we can check our blood pressure the way Dr. Crandall suggests which does take a little time but worth it!