Fish Oil and Blood Pressure 01/02/16

Jun_20_2013-03_03_48-fish-oil.jpgHigh blood pressure or hypertension is also known as the silent killer because many times symptoms do not appear until a person’s blood pressure has been elevated for a very long time. Some symptoms that may or may not be present if your blood pressure is high include blurred vision or headaches.

High blood pressure is a serious disease and chronically elevated blood pressure can affect many organs in your body. Consequences of untreated high blood pressure include:

  • Chronic Kidney Disease Cognitive Changes (memory loss)
  • Eye Damage (blindness) Heart Attacks
  • Aneurysms Heart Failure
  • Peripheral Artery Disease Stroke
  • Erectile Dysfunction

Numerous studies have shown that having a blood pressure of less than 120/80 dramatically reduces your risk for the above complications.

There are many medications that can be used to lower your blood pressure. These medications can be broken down into the following categories: diuretics (Water or Fluid Pills), beta blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), calcium channel blockers, alpha blockers, alpha-beta blockers, central acting agents, and vasodilators.

While these medications are very good at reducing blood pressure they may cause unwanted side effects and can also lead to your body losing vital nutrients that are needed for optimal health.

Fish Oils are very high in omega 3 fatty acids and are many times referred to as your “good fats” They are typically found in cold water fish, like salmon, tuna, and mackerel. Omega 3 fatty acids work in multiple ways to help promote heart health. In fact studies have shown that adding omega 3 fatty acids to current blood pressure and cholesterol medications can further reduce ones chance for a heart attack or stroke by 20%.

In addition to omega 3 fatty acids being natural blood thinners their positive effect on blood pressure may be due to their ability to dilate the blood vessels in the body and to naturally reduce inflammation. We typically recommend 3,000 to 4,000mg daily of omega 3 fatty acids.

Remember not all fish oils are the same. Fish oil supplements that are not manufactured correctly may have a smell and could be contaminated with lead, mercury and other toxins

One Wellness Place Fish Oil

  • Ultra Purified
  • Fresh Caught
  • Pharmaceutical Grade
  • Excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids

Remember while high blood pressure medications can cause unwanted side effects such as fatigue, sexual dysfunction, coughing, and swelling uncontrolled high blood pressure can result in sexual dysfunction, kidney disease, blindness, strokes and heart attacks.

Lifestyle modifications, better eating, and nutritional supplements can help you achieve a healthy blood pressure NATURALLY!!!!

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