If you are healthy, your heart and blood vessels work together in a balanced manner to deliver blood to every tissue and organ in your body – keeping you alive and well.
Blood pressure is the force blood exerts on the inside walls of blood vessels as it travels through the body. Blood pressure is largely controlled by the size of the blood vessels: the wider the blood vessels, the lower the pressure. As blood vessel size reduces, the pressure increases. Imagine a garden hose; if the hose is a wide one, the pressure inside as the water rushes through will be less than if it was a much thinner hose. Unlike a garden hose, however, our blood vessels can change size to a certain extent. For example, if your blood vessels contract and become narrower then this will increase your blood pressure. Likewise, if there is a build up of cholesterol plaque or fatty deposits in your blood vessels, this will narrow the diameter of your blood vessels and increase your blood pressure. Continuous high blood pressure can damage your heart, kidney, eyes and blood vessels in the brain, so it is important to ensure that your blood pressure is maintained within healthy limits.
There are a number of things you can do to influence your blood pressure and keep it within normal, healthy limits. At this clinic we have many treatments that can address the underlying factors of unhealthy blood pressure. Here are some examples of what we have to offer that may help to keep your heart and circulatory system in top shape:
To specifically help with blood pressure, you may benefit from a few key nutrients that are well researched for their effects on improving cardiovascular health:
Our clinic provides a range of personalised options and lifestyle programs designed to keep your cardiovascular system as healthy as possible. If you are concerned with the health of your cardiovascular system, then come in and see us to discuss the range of options available to help you take the pressure off. Take a proactive approach and call MNMC today. You can make an appointment online, email us, or phone us on (03) 96862566. Our clinic in 49 Chetwynd St, North Melbourne, is open six days a week.