Statistics On High Blood Pressure in the United States...
About 75 million American adults (29%) have high blood pressure—that’s 1 of every 3 adults.
- Nearly 1 of 3 American adults has prehypertension—blood pressure numbers that are higher than normal, but not yet in the high blood pressure range.
- High blood pressure costs the nation $46 billion each year. This total includes the cost of health care services, medications to treat high blood pressure, and missed days of work.
The CDC Facts page on High Blood Pressure with References:
The complications of having high blood pressure are very real and very dangerous! The info graphic here is stark in its simplicity and accuracy. Uncontrolled high blood pressure has the effect of creating conditions such as stroke, heart attack, atherosclerosis and kidney failure. Obviously these are all very serious problems, and so anything that can be done to reduce your liklihood of having one of these issues should be a priority!
How A Simple Breathing Technique Can Dramatically Lower High Blood Pressure...
I have seen many patients use breathing exercises to control their high blood pressure, it should not be ignored as a viable tool like any of the standard medications.
As I have mentioned in the video you have numerous app and tool options for helping guide you through the correct breathing patterns to help with this.
I have listed out the resperate device below as a starting guide for your research but remember that there are numerous apps for this as well and many are free!
If you hadn't read it previously...
Here is my earlier blog on just one of our case studies on using breathing to effectively lower blood pressure.