I’ve talked a lot about blood pressure in the past – causes, and solutions. I’ve done this because it’s called the “silent killer” – there are no symptoms for it.
It’s a very common health issue, especially as you get older – so I decided to update this topic in 2023.
Some people think it’s having headaches or being dizzy or something similar – but, it’s not. Lots of things can cause these situations.
And of course, blood pressure can lead to serious heart problems.
Additionally, going from problematic blood pressure (over 140/90 mmHg) to healthy levels (120/80 mmHg), let alone to ideal blood pressure levels (115/75 mmHg) dramatically improves your life by1
- 38% lower risk of heart problems;
- 43% lower risk of cardiovascular events;
- 27% lower risk of mortality overall.
Thus, you’re going to live a much longer and healthier life simply by having healthy blood pressure, which is a big deal because it can easily be done and you do NOT need drugs.
However, today I’m going to reveal the #1 cause of blood pressure problems and NO, it’s not your diet, lack of exercise, or stress!
#1 Cause Of Blood Pressure Problems
It’s because of the negative changes in your hormones, due to AGING!
I’ll show you the clinical stats in a bit. However, I know this to be very true because of my own family and especially my parents. And you can get the details below on how I lowered their blood pressure naturally.
But don’t go there just yet.
First, take a look at the stats and chart from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) of blood pressure problems among adults2 over the age of 18 between 2015-2016.
The first bar on the left that’s kinda black, shows the TOTAL number of people who have blood pressure problems. Basically, it’s 30% of the population over the age of 18. That’s a lot.
What’s worse is that this does NOT take into account PRE-condition numbers, which means even more people have “almost” problematic blood pressure and don’t even know it.
The second gray bar shows the % from age 18-to 39. Men are 9.2% and women 5.6%. It’s not much, but the numbers are higher by 2% compared to 2013, just 2-3 years before and they are even high in 2018.3
So, things are NOT improving.
The third green bar shows the % for aged 40-59. Men are at 37.2% and women at 29.4%. This is a MASSIVE jump, up 420% for men and a whopping 525% for women!!!
Why such a huge jump all of a sudden?…
Because men’s testosterone starts to decline in their late 20s and even more so in their 30s. However, there’s a huge drop starting in his 40s and it’s called “andropause”.
And women start “menopause” in their 40s as well, which causes massive negative changes in all their hormones – estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, adrenal, and thyroid hormones.
Finally, the fourth lighter-green bar shows the % for those aged 60 and over. Men are 58.5% and women 66.8%. Both age groups are significantly worse.
But the women are much worse because the negative changes in hormones because of menopause are more dramatic than in men’s “andropause”.
So What Does This Mean For You?
Well, you’re probably thinking “great, there’s nothing I can do. I can’t turn back time, so I guess this is it?!!”
No, this just means you have to be more proactive about monitoring your blood pressure levels as you age, especially after the age of 40.
Now, the best way to find solutions to problems is to know the CAUSE of it.
So what you need to do is make some simple lifestyle changes and utilize specific nutrients that a more “mature” body needs, because of the changes in hormones, … so your body can help heal itself naturally, from within.
This is the ONLY long-term, safe solution for healthy blood pressure and overall health… and I think you’d agree with this.
Unfortunately, Pharmaceutical companies (and most doctors) don’t want to deal with the cause. They just want to “mask” the symptoms with drugs.
In fact, this is why there are over 75 different blood pressure drugs with over a dozen different mechanisms.
This is also why most people with blood pressure problems end up taking on average 2 drugs AT THE SAME TIME, to make improvements.
I know this because both my parents, my aunts, and my uncles were dealing with all of these same situations.
Of course, if you have extremely big blood pressure problems, such as 180/120, then you MUST take a drug right away to lower it fast and get it under control immediately.
However, even in these extreme situations, this type of person will eventually need to find natural solutions because you should NOT be taking drugs, long-term, for the rest of your life.
We ALL know this – it’s just too toxic and they have too many negative side effects.
YES, lifestyle matters because:
- DIET – what you put in your body (food and liquids)
- EXERCISE – how much, how often, and what kind
- STRESS MANAGEMENT – emotional and physical
- SUPPLEMENTS – herbs, plant extracts, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids
… ALL affect your hormones and turn genes ON or OFF.
Anyway, just because you’re getting “older”, does NOT mean you have to look and feel “old” and deal with the potential health problems… one of them being blood pressure.
Now I’ve got two special links for you:
First is the natural option my dad and mom used to support healthy blood pressure naturally. No drugs. No crazy diets or exercise programs
The second link reveals the 8 best foods that are clinically proven to help support healthy blood pressure: 8 Foods For Healthy Blood Pressure.
These solutions work at any age, for men and women.
- Sprint Research Group, Wright JT, Jr., Williamson JD, et al. A Randomized Trial of Intensive versus Standard Blood-Pressure Control. N Engl J Med. 2015;373(22):2103-16./li>