Never Take Blood Pressure Meds Again?!
In this country, high blood pressure is so common that doctors think it’s strange if a senior patient isn’ton blood pressure meds.
But, let me be clear, there’s NOTHING normal about having high blood pressure… or being on blood-pressure-lowering drugs, for that matter.
But the good news is that you don’t have to be.
Because according to a recent study, there’s a better way to lower your blood pressure.
And it works just as well as Big Pharma’s drugs.
With more than 30% of the population having hypertension, lowering blood pressure has become big business for Big Pharma.
But that could all be about to change.
A recent study published by the American College of Cardiology has found a way to lower blood pressure that’s just as effective as those ACE inhibitors everyone is taking these days.
But it’s not a drug. It’s not exercise. And it doesn’t even involve changing your diet.
What could it be?
Taking an afternoon nap.
For the study, researchers analyzed the sleep patterns and blood pressure of 212 people over 62 years old.
Atthe end, they found that the folks who napped every afternoon tended to have a blood pressure reading 5 points lower than those who didn’t.
Five points might not sound like all that much, but consider that a drop of just 2 mmHg can reduce the risk of heart attacks by as much as 10%.
Of course, the greater the drop, the greater the risk reduction.
This kind of BP lowering also rivals lifestyle changes like cutting back on salt and alcohol (which can lower it by 3-5 points) and blood pressure-lowering drugs (which tends to lower it by 5-7 points).
So how long would you have to snooze to achieve such results?
The average napper caught just 49 minutes of shut-eye.
So the next time your wife gives you a hard time about taking an afternoon nap, tell her it’s doctor’s orders.
Then you can follow it up with some afternoon delight. That’s been shown to lower blood pressure, too.
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
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And now…for the first time ever… he’s making his medical breakthroughs available to readers all across America.
Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D. is one of the most pioneering and innovative minds in medicine today – and he delivers cutting-edge cures each month through his Natural Health Response newsletter.
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