Blood Pressure – Silent Killer

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High Blood Pressure, or hypertension, is referred to as a “silent killer” because it can be deadly, but in the early stages is usually without noticeable symptoms. A diagnosis of hypertension is usually “incidental” and made through a blood pressure reading by a health care practitioner. Hypertension can lead to serious health problems such as heart disease, kidney disease, stroke and heart attack. It has been estimated that a reduction of 5 points in systolic BP could reduce stroke mortality by 14% and decrease cardiovascular disease mortality by 9%.

Hypertension is a growing problem in North America, affecting about 1 in 5 people in the United States alone. What’s worse is that 30% of those affected aren’t even aware that they have high blood pressure. Left uncontrolled, hypertension can lead to a variety of serious health problems. Blood Pressure Support from Pathway can help control hypertension and reduce the risk of cardiovascular complications. Coleus forskohlii helps in supporting a healthy mood. Hawthorn is included for its studied benefits for healthy circulation. Magnesium and hops are added to aid in the relaxation of the central nervous system. And, taurine supports the central nervous system and is thought to be helpful in dealing with anxiety.

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