A variety of factors can cause hypertension (or high blood pressure, ) including poor diet, irregular exercise routine or high stress levels. It is now so prevalent that it affects approximately one in three UK adults according to recent NHS statistics, and the number of cases has risen dramatically since 2009. With the condition being so common, it may seem as if it’s nothing to be concerned about, but medical experts maintain that high blood pressure triples the chances that you will have a heart attack or stroke, especially if you’re over 65.
What to look for
Perhaps the scariest thing about hypertension is that it has few consistent symptoms, which means that about thirty per cent of sufferers do not know they have it, so it’s best to get your GP to check your blood pressure regularly, especially if you fall into a group particularly at risk, such as :
• Males over pensionable age
• People of African or Caribbean descent
I’ve got high blood pressure, how can hypnotherapy help me?
If you have hypertension, it’s likely that your doctor will advise:
• A low salt, low caffeine diet
• A gentle yet regular exercise routine
• Cutting down your alcohol consumption
• Losing weight (if you have a high BMI)
• Quitting smoking
• Reducing your overall stress levels
This could mean a drastic lifestyle changes. Trying to change too much at once can cause more unwanted stress, adding to the strain on your body. Since it is vital to do so for the sake of your health, many people use hypnotherapy for hypertension to make sure that their brain puts up less resistance to the changes. A hypnotic trance is much like a form of high concentration daydreaming, where you and your hypnotherapist can work through the transition while your brain is less resistant to suggestion.
So if you’ve been diagnosed with hypertension, phone us now and let’s take the pressure out of beating the condition.