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Chiropractic & Your Blood Pressure

Blood pressure fluctuates based on the time of day, exercise, age, gender, emotional makeup, drug and alcohol use, caffeine intake, emotional stress and many other factors.

 Hypertension is one of the most common diseases of the cardiovascular system. In cases of primary hypertension, medical doctors do not know the exact cause. Some cases, called secondary hypertension, have a specific cause, such as: kidney disease or medication use.

Low blood pressure, also called hypotension, is usually a healthy trait. There are many conditions that could cause low blood pressure; some of them are in fact positive, like being cardiovascularly fit or pregnancy. But hypotension could also be the result of conditions that would require medical attention like a heart condition, endocrine problems, or diabetes.

Blood pressure medication may cause rash, hives, sensitivity to light, joint aches, confusion, impotence, weakness, dizziness, lack of energy, number in extremities, depression, anger, moodiness, muscle spasms and other symptoms. So patients with blood pressure are searching for other forms of solutions to their problem, such as: nutrition, allergy, acupuncture, chiropractic, biofeedback, meditation, and exercise.

Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to help normalize blood pressure. Correcting subluxations relieves a serious form of stress that interferes with normal body function and nerve health. Your nerves help to regulate your blood pressure, so it is imperative to visit your chiropractor regularly to make sure your nerves are flowing freely and able to communicate with the rest of your body.

Ask your Chiropractic Doctor for more information about an overall wellness care program that may include: spinal adjustments, conjunctive therapies, exercise recommendations, nutritional advice, and other conservative methods of care based on your health history, current health condition, age, and lifestyle.