High Blood Pressure

Jocelyn Marshall - Certified Hypotension PractitionerHigh blood pressure, medically known as hypertension, is a blood pressure reading in excess of 140/90 mmHg and affects 1 in 3 people worldwide. It has been called “The Silent Disease” because there are rarely obvious symptoms and you only know you have got it when a reading is taken. When the pressure is too high it puts a strain on your heart and arteries. The World Health Organisation estimates that hypertension causes 20% of all deaths in men and 24% of all deaths in women. There are two main classes – Primary and Secondary hypertension. Secondary hypertension has a medically recognised cause. However in over 90% of cases of Primary Hypertension the cause is unknown.

What causes high blood pressure?

Blood pressure generally increases with age and those over the age of 65 are at most risk. There are many life-style factors implicated in hypertension: being overweight, drinking regularly, smoking, limited exercise, insufficient sleep, poor diet too much salt and caffeine and a family history of high blood pressure. Emotional factors also contribute towards hypertension.

Hypnotension Programme

The Hypnotension Programme helps you to address the most common emotional and lifestyle factors which contribute to high blood pressure by using proven hypnotherapy and cognitive techniques. You can be helped to manage stress, improve sleep, lose weight; therapy will depend upon the contributing factors each client needs help with. Even a small reduction of 2.5/1.4mmHG reduces the risk of dying from a stroke by 12 – 14% and heart disease by 9 – 10%.

Hypnotherapy for High Blood Pressure is available in Henley on Thames and the Isle of Wight. Call or email now to arrange your free 30 minutes telephone consultation so that you can talk about your issue and ask any questions that you have.

Latest research from Hypnotension

Women who smoke and have high blood pressure are twenty times more liable to experience a brain bleed in comparison to non-smoking men that have healthy blood pressure levels, according to a new study.

A bleed in the brain is frequently triggered from a burst aneurysm, which is actually a balloon that’s full of blood on the wall of a blood vessel. However, some never rupture. Currently medical professionals are not able to tell which of them will.

By far the most common cause of a haemorrhage is a ruptured aneurysm. With the way things stand at this moment health professionals are generally not able to identify beforehand which of them will and which won’t.

This valuable scientific study could assist medical practitioners establish which patients are liable to have a rupture of their aneurysm and which, therefore, need attention in order to prevent a haemorrhage.

The published research by Helsinki University Central Hospital and Australian School of Advanced Medicine reveals that the threat of a haemorrhage differs tremendously depending on specific risk elements, such as, gender, smoking and blood pressure levels.

The research indicates that women cigarette smokers and people with high blood pressure are the most likely to see their aneurysm burst.

The study is the biggest ever conducted into brain haemorrhage risks.

What’s more, it determined three different dangers:

Prior heart attack

A medical history of stroke in a person’s mother

Higher cholesterol in males

It had previously been established that chosen lifestyle factors have an impact on the life span of brain haemorrhage survivors. However, it now has also been established that they also influence the risk of the haemorrhage occurring in the first place.

Preceding scientific studies have demonstrated that people with type 1 diabetes have an abnormally high risk of brain haemorrhages which are not brought on by burst aneurysms.

Brain haemorrhages are fatal in 40 to 50 per cent of instances.

If the aneurysm is discovered before it ruptures, it can be taken care of to forestall a haemorrhage.

‘We hope that our studies truly help doctors and patients, and are not only of interest around coffee tables on university campuses,’ says neurosurgeon Professor Miikka Korja, at Macquarie University Hospital, Sydney.

Hypnosis is especially relevant to individuals in the high risk category because it is extremely effective in working with both smoking and high blood pressure levels.

Hypnotherapy helps people to lower high blood pressure through the Hypnotension programme, specially designed specifically to deal with the lifestyle factors, such as smoking, weight, drinking, salt intake and stress. Many of these are a few of the lifestyle factors which are known to bring about and sustain hypertension.

If you experience either elevated blood pressure levels and/or smoke, telephone or email me and I will be able to aid you with both.

I have expertise in helping clients to lower their elevated blood pressure as well as helping people to get rid of smoking.