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I have been researching Hypertension recently and came across new information that suggests that if you can strengthen our arteries then you maybe able to prevent and or reverse hypertension. Would love to hear feedback on this topic or Dr's experience in this area
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replied January 21st, 2012
I don't know what "strengthen our arteries" means. If you are referring to a regular disciplined exercise program - yes, that helps lower blood pressure. I have seen overweight patients with hypertension return to normal blood pressures after weight loss and limiting salt intake. Also to be included in non-medicinal treatment of hypertension would be avoidance of excessive stress and marked limitation of alcohol intake.
I hope that I have answered your question concerning reversing hypertension.
Please be aware that I am unable to diagnose medical conditions online.

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replied March 30th, 2012
Thank you doctor for replying but what I learned is that our arteries have a layer called the glycocalyx. This protective lining helps things from getting to the endothelieum layer. From what I have read if this is damaged this is where a breakdown of arterial destruction begins. If we are able to protect or maintain this it should help keep our arteries strong?
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