What are the Symptoms of High Blood Pressure?
Over time, high blood pressure may lead to severe symptoms including:
• Severe headaches
• Extreme fatigue
• Weight gain
• Heart palpitations
• Changes in vision, including blurred vision or tunnel vision
• Pale or paleness in the face
• Frequent urination
• Lack of exercise
• Weakness, muscle cramps, numbness or tingling
• Blurry vision
If you experience any of these symptoms or if you are concerned about your blood pressure, speak to your doctor. Treatment for high blood pressure depends on the cause and the severity of your symptoms. Medication may be prescribed to help lower blood pressure.
How to Reduce Your Risk
High blood pressure can be controlled by losing weight and by following a heart-healthy diet. Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Director, Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, Queen Victoria Hospital, says, “Being obese can increase the likelihood of developing high blood pressure, which could be due to insulin resistance, or a lack of insulin produced by the body. Both of these contribute to weight gain and being overweight can cause high blood pressure.” A healthy eating plan will include a wide variety of foods from all food groups. Don’t give up on traditional favourites such as fresh fruits and vegetables. Make sure you include whole grains such as brown rice, whole wheat bread and oats. Remember it’s also important to eat foods that are lower in sodium.
Centre of Balance practitioners regularly treat high blood pressure with a combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Our practise is Traditional Chinese Medicine which focuses on balancing and restoring the function of your organs. We and many others choose Chinese Medicine as opposed to Western Medicine because of the natural approach to treating the underlying cause of the condition rather than just the symptoms.
Practitioners at Centre of Balance understand the risks of hypertension. We focus on finding the root cause of conditions, such as hypertension, rather than just treating the symptoms. Acupuncture is highly recommended for patients who value treatment that is natural and has no side effects. Contact us at Centre of Balance for an in-depth initial exam in which you will find out more about how we can help you.
Many people with hypertension may not be aware they have the disease. Also, not all people who have hypertension are hypertensive enough to even be prescribed drugs to treat it. Traditional Chinese Medicine offers a safe and natural approach to treating and managing hypertension or high blood pressure. At Centre of Balance we can assist you in understanding hypertension, treatment and recovery.
Our Offer to You
Fill in our online questionnaire for free – and save the $135 it would cost you to do this detailed medical history in person with a practitioner. You can request a phone call from a practitioner after they have read your online form, or just book your initial exam for $40. Call us on 07 846 7956 to book, or fill in the questionnaire now.