High blood pressure (also called, hypertension), is a preventable disease in most cases. Unless a family history of high blood pressure exists, most patients are affected because of poor lifestyle choices, like eating too much junk food saturated in trans fats, sugars and salt.
A Sedatory Lifestyle Can Bring on High Blood Pressure
Sitting around all day and not getting enough exercise, added to a bad diet just increases the risk of elevated blood pressure to the point of being dangerous, perhaps even deadly.
Even worse, some people try to exist in a ‘micro-second world’ focusing on their career and the daily tasks of their job, on top of pursuing poor lifestyle habits.
We all need to work. There are bills to pay, families to feed and cloth. But if high blood pressure puts you out of work, or even kills you – bills will go unpaid and your children won’t eat, period.
You must protect your health. You owe it to yourself, so protect your livelihood and the future of your family.
And nattokinase can help.
More on this later, first we should talk a little about high blood pressure itself, symptoms, causes and the prescription medications that are written up to combat high blood pressure.
So you can make changes and improvements to your life, and decide for yourself, if those hypertension medicines are for you or if you should use an enzyme therapy like nattokinase, to avoid further health problems.
It is important to discuss hypertension now, because of it’s nickname, the ‘silent killer’.
The causes and possible symptoms of high blood pressure are listed for you below, but the most alarming thing to me is that once it is diagnosed, your doctor puts you on medication that can actually kill you!
That is a worse case scenario of course, but isn’t this reason enough to take care of your body the way it deserves, so that you don’t have to put these dangerous chemicals in your body?
Prescription Drugs for High Blood Pressure
The usual prescription drugs for high blood pressure (hypertension) are:
- Beta blockers
- Renin inhibitors
- Angiotensin inhibitors and blockers
- Calcium channel blockers
And in more severe cases of high blood pressure, your doctor may prescribe:
- Alpha-Beta Adrenergic Blockers
- Nervous system acting agents
These lists are a consortium of drugs that could eventually end up causing your body further damage, with long term use.
You could avoid taking these medications, if you’ve caught the problem early enough. If not, however, you might be prescribed some of this list, to alleviate the symptoms of high blood pressure.
But what if there was a natural alternative, which could safely do the job of most of the above pharmaceuticals?
Food for thought?
Side Effects of Blood Pressure Medication
The side effects of prescription blood pressure medication are not to be overlooked. In fact, just reading about some of your doctor’s cure for hypertension, could give you a little more stress indeed.
There is a huge list of reasons to look after your heart health, but the following list should help you decide that now is the time to make changes to your lifestyle, if you are concerned about your blood pressure.
- Cold hands or feet
- Disturbed sleep pattern
- Libido loss
- Increase potassium levels
- Loss of taste
- Liver or Kidney failure (extreme and rare cases)
What Causes High Blood Pressure?
High blood pressure (hypertension) is split into two categories – primary high blood pressure and secondary high blood pressure.
This silent killer is a common and very serious health condition that affects 30% of the adult population, and kills nearly 50% of those patients, if left untreated.
Primary high blood pressure is caused by an array of problems which is usually brought on by the individual themselves.
- No exercise regime (a thirty minute daily walk qualifies as adequate daily exercise)
- Being overweight
- Drinking large amounts of alcohol
- High sodium (salt) in your diet
- Illegal substance abuse (Cocaine or amphetamines)
- Stressful lifestyle
Only 10% of cases of secondary high blood pressure is caused by other health conditions, or can be attributable to taking medicines for other health conditions, which were designed to help you.
These health problems are diabetes, kidney disease, hormonal imbalances or taking anti-inflammatory drugs, or in women, the contraceptive pill.
What are the Symptoms of High Blood Pressure?
As you get older, the more you start to take note of the information you see in doctors offices, hospital waiting rooms and even television adverts.
Twenty years ago, even ten years ago I would not have taken notice of the big poster in the doctors waiting room telling me to watch my sodium intake, how much alcohol I drank or how much fat I included in my diet.
Today, it’s a different story.
I understand now, because of my younger attitude towards these types of things, how in today’s society there is so much disease. I don’t mean that I was ignorant, I just mean that I took really good care of my self.
I exercised several times per day, ate a really healthy diet and I hardly drank booze. But, what if I hadn’t (like so many other people)?
My guess is that I would be in pretty poor shape today, and part of the Western civilization obesity epidemic. Not a nice thought.
But maturity tells me to take note of these things now, because I don’t want to miss any warning signs of potential health concerns.
Even though I am in pretty good shape – I workout every day and eat a healthy diet, I know that I must be vigilant if I want my later years to be as healthy as my younger ones.
When to See Your Doctor?
If you have any of the following symptoms, you need to see your doctor right away.
- Frequent nosebleeds
- Persistent headaches
- Blurred vision
- Unable to breath properly or short of breath
Don’t leave it until it is too late. You can virtually shut down the onset of hypertension, and also prevent any further serious cardiovascular diseases from occurring, potentially saving your life.
Can Nattokinase Help to Reduce Blood Pressure?
Yes, absolutely. Nattokinase adds a protective shield to your blood system.
You may not need to take those dangerous medications, particularly if you’ve caught the symptoms early enough. You could just take a daily dose of nattokinase and have piece of mind that you are keeping your blood pressure normal.
Studies and Research
There are an increasing number of studies being carried out on nattokinase, because Western prescription medicines are starting to leave a trail ailments, from long term use of (especially) NSAID’s (non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs).
In a double blind, controlled study, 86 people were given either nattokinase or a placebo, for eight weeks. Seventy three people completed the study.
The results showed that the ‘nattokinase group’ showed significant improvement in their blood pressure (it was lower), than the group who had been given the placebo.
Nattokinase is an incredible enzyme supplement that works to protect your cardiovascular system, as well as offering you other health benefits. It helps regulate your blood pressure, keeping it more normal.
There is another proteolytic enzyme that compliments the actions of nattokinase. Serrapeptase is a powerful healer with many health benefits for the heart system, and because it is a strong anti-inflammatory, it can also protect the whole body.
And a real positive is that there are no dangers to taking nattokinase, unless you take anti-coagulation medicine. Keeping your blood pressure at a normal level of between 90/50 to 120/80, is crucial to longevity.
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2 – https://en.wikipedia.org/Renin_inhibitor
3 – https://bupa.co.uk/health/ace-inhibitors
4 – https://mayoclinic.org/calcium-channel-blockers
5 – https://howstuffworks.com/alpha-beta-adrenergic
6 – https://www.drugs.com/vasodilators.html
7 – https://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18971533