Heart Matters: Evaluating Blood Pressure

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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.

Tuesday, April 12th @ 2pm for about 1 hour – Napa

Office of Alan Esquibel DC 
1010 Professional Drive, Suite B 
Napa, CA 94558

Tuesday, April 26th @ 2:30 pm for about 1 hour- Ukiah

Natural Health Improvement Center 
620 S Dora St 
Ukiah, CA 95482

Tuesday, May 17th @ 12:30 for about 1 hour – Los Altos

Foothill Chiropractic (behind UPS store)
644 Fremont Ave 
Los Altos, CA 94024

Please also mark your calendars for our CEU events dealing with Adrenal Dysfunction July 9th with Dr. Jean Lawrence and ‘Arteries, Veins & Capillaries’ with Rob Scott ND on December 10th.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have!

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Any products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 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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