When we stand up from sitting or lying down, our blood vessels narrow to prevent our blood pressure from falling. This correct response to gravity makes sure that our brain has a steady supply of oxygen, glucose, and vital nutrients delivered directly by means of our blood.
What happens if our cerebral circulation doesn’t deliver the right response? Our brain cells can start dying less than 5 minutes after the oxygen supply disappears. A brain deprived of glucose creates symptoms of confusion, fatigue, and in severe cases-seizure and coma.
Without the force that moves blood through our body (blood pressure) —oxygen, glucose, and white blood cells wouldn’t be distributed to our organs & tissues. We wouldn’t be able to carry toxic waste out through our liver and kidneys. Obviously, blood pressure is critical to life and normal blood pressure is what we strive for.
High blood pressure affects 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. This raises your risk of heart disease and stroke. If your blood pressure is too low, dizziness, weakness, fainting, and risk of injury from falls are much more common. Your heart may try to compensate by pumping faster or harder, which eventually can lead to heart damage and deep vein thrombosis, and stroke. In either case, blood isn’t flowing as it should.
Please join us in person at any of the following locations for our discussion on Pulse Pressure, Cardiac Reserve & Pulse Rate calculations. Each participant will be able to have their blood pressure evaluated from lying down to standing. Pulse oximeters will also be used to provide additional insights. Heart-healthy Standard Process and MediHerb samples will be handed out along with my own personal research.
There is no charge but a pre-registration thru Eventbrite is requested.
Be advised that any nutritional program suggested is not intended as a treatment for any disease. The intent of any nutritional recommendation is to support the physiological and biochemical processes of the human body, and not to diagnose, treat, cure, prevent any disease or condition. Always work with a qualified medical professional before making changes to your diet, prescription medication, lifestyle, or exercise activities.
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