An Integrative Doctor’s Response To The New High Blood Pressure Guidelines

  Blood pressure of 130/80 is the new ‘high’ due to a recent change in the diagnostic guidelines. This now means 46% of the US population is considered hypertensive overnight. On Monday, the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology released new blood pressure guidelines that may be getting you nervous about your heart… Read More

Does Hashimoto’s increase your risk of heart disease?

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune condition where your own bodies immune system cells attacks your thyroid gland1. Over time, the thyroid becomes damaged and its ability to release hormones decreases, giving you symptoms of underactive thyroid (hypothyroid). Symptoms of hypothyroid include1: Fatigue and sluggishness Increased sensitivity to cold Constipation Pale, dry skin A puffy face… Read More

Autonomic Dysfunction: a potential cause of Atrial Fibrillation?

First, what is atrial fibrillation? Atrial fibrillation (A-fib) is the most common arrhythmia that presents as irregular rates or rhythms of your heart beats. It creates a miscommunication between the top and bottom chambers of your heart that disrupts the normal amount of blood flow from your heart. A-fib symptoms may be transient, coming and… Read More