FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- During Heart Month, there is no better time to learn vital information about your heart's functions and how to keep it as healthy as possible. You owe it to yourself and to your family members to remain with them for as long as possible – and to feel great, too.
Your heart beats about 100,000 times per day, and sends over 2,000 gallons of blood throughout your body daily. It's about the size of your fist, but keeps blood flowing through 60,000 miles of blood vessels contained within your body.
"Broken heart syndrome" actually exists! Broken heart syndrome usually occurs during a time of crisis, such as the death of someone close to you. It can lead to heart failure or the feeling of heart attack-like symptoms, further proving the severity of problems that stress can cause on the heart.
Heart attacks are most common on Monday mornings, when our levels of stress (cortisol) are at their peaks. Richard Krasuski, MD, director of Adult Congenital Heart Disease Services, refers to Monday morning as the "witching hour" because of the increased rate of heart attacks at this time.
High blood pressure (a reading greater than 120/80) is quite common, affecting more than 30% of the US population! Untreated, high blood pressure can lead to heart attack or stroke. While there are certain factors that increase high blood pressure, such as smoking and a poor diet, there are plenty of things that you can do to normalize your blood pressure as well, such as reducing stress, eating better and working out.
Since we know that stress is a major factor leading to multiple heart conditions and issues, one major step that you can take to improve your heart's condition in the long-term is to reduce stress in your life.
Unfortunately, there are stressful aspects of our lives that we cannot eliminate entirely, such as traffic on your commute home. Instead, we can alter our reactions to those stressors, helping to normalize our blood pressure over time.
In addition to the lifestyle changes and possible medications suggested by your physician, you may want to consider adding medical hypnosis into your health journey.
To that end, The Hypnosis Network's Dr. Carol Ginandes has authored a very relaxing new program, "Perfect Pressure, Healthy Heart: A Systematic Hypnotic Approach For High Blood Pressure." It will help you to identify and reduce stressors over time and to work towards a more normalized blood pressure reading – and the only "side effects" from this program are feelings of relaxation and happiness about your life. Her program contains five enjoyable hypnotic tutorials that you can conveniently listen to in the comfort of your home. Working with this program will allow you to foster better overall health as you work to lower your blood pressure over time.
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