Hypertension or high blood pressure is often called the ‘silent killer, because this serious condition rarely has obvious symptoms.
It is estimated that around 30% of people in the UK suffer from high blood pressure though many are unaware they have it.
Untreated high blood pressure increases the risk of heart attack or stroke. Over time high pressure and the force of blood flow can stretch arterial walls beyond healthy limits and damage occurs.
Hypnotherapy can be an effective complementary treatment for high blood pressure, used in harmony with treatment prescribed by your GP or consultant.
The only way to check for problems is to have your blood pressure measured.
The likelihood of having hypertension increase as you get older. Although there are no clear causes the risk will increase in the following situations:
- If you are overweight
- If you smoke
- If you drink heavily (alcohol)
- If you are prone to anxiety and stress
- If other blood relatives suffer from hypertension
- If you eat too much salt, or not enough fruit and vegetables
- If your intake of caffeine is too high
- If you don’t exercise enough
- If you are of African or Caribbean descent
- If you are over 65
If when checked your blood pressure is found to be too high, you will need to be closely monitored until it is brought under control. Your doctor will suggest changes to lifestyle and possibly prescribe medication to achieve this.
Hypnotherapy and the regular practise of self-hypnosis, meditation and relaxation techniques can be an effective complementary treatment for high blood pressure.
If you suffer from hypertension, or if you are prone to anxiety or have a high stress lifestyle then contact Jeff Turner for more information about how hypnosis could benefit you.
You should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment for medical conditions; always inform them before starting any complementary or additional therapies or treatments.