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How to stop taking blood pressure medication safely

How to stop taking blood pressure medication safely

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The best way to stop taking medications to control blood pressure is to work with your holistic physician to create a plan of action. They can monitor your blood pressure and down-regulate your dose of blood pressure medication in a safe manner.

It is important that you do not abruptly stop taking your hypertension medication. Even if your blood pressure medication is currently causing unwanted side effects, it is important to wean off the blood pressure medication so you do not incur any beta-blocker withdrawal symptoms.

A life that is free of daily hypertension medication is possible but it can take a while. You may need to keep going at a lower dose of your blood pressure medicine until your body regulates.

There are ways you can stop taking blood pressure medications that are safe, effective and natural guided by a holistic healthcare physician.

What is Hypertension?

Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure in which the extended time of heightened force against your artery walls is high enough to potentially cause health problems. Hypertension increases your risk of heart related diseases and health problems including stroke & heart attack.

Did you know Hypertension affects over 40% of Americans? Typical drug treatment of hypertension FAILS 55% of the time! Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. and worldwide.

And for those 45% who do have success with typical blood pressure drug therapy almost inevitably develop significant loss of energy or “fatigue” and, in men, erectile dysfunction.

Common side effects of high blood pressure medications include:

  • Extreme Fatigue
  • Being weak
  • Feeling tired
  • Drowsiness or lack of energy
  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Nervousness
  • Diarrhea or Constipation
  • Weight gain or loss without effort
  • Erectile dysfunction in men
  • Decreased libido

While these aren’t all the side effects of blood pressure drugs, these are some of the most common. Any unwanted side effects are enough to make you tired of taking the medications causing them.

Another reason behind wanting to quit taking your hypertension medications is having too many prescribed medications to take.

Since there isn’t one specific cause of high blood pressure, it’s not uncommon to be on multiple medications to regulate it. The various medicines work together in different ways to control systolic and diastolic blood pressure numbers.

Often, people who have hypertension have insulin resistance as well. Insulin resistance increases the chance of developing diabetes. This means, along with taking blood pressure medication, you might have to take diabetic medication as well.

Add any other daily medications you might have, that’s about 3 pills a day or more. At the very least, being able to get your blood pressure under control could help remove some of those medicines from your pill box.

Once your hypertension is controlled, you’ll notice the risk for diseases associated with it, such as heart attack and stroke, goes down as well. Improving your blood pressure could allow your body to heal and stop other medications as well.
Finally, maybe you’ve been on high blood pressure medicines for a while, and it’s no longer elevated. Your blood pressure can regulate over time, but some health professionals will suggest you stay on medication.

If this is your case, you could look for ways to maintain those normal levels without medication.

No matter what reason is making you want to stop your high blood pressure medication, you’re now curious if it’s possible.

Can you eventually get off your blood pressure medication?

How to get off high blood pressure medication safely and naturally

Yes, you can safely stop blood pressure medicines with the supervision of a holistic physician. It is imperative to understand you need the supervision of the physician to safely stop taking blood pressure medication. 

Nothing happens overnight, but there are lifestyle changes you can make and holistic steps you can take to regulate and lower blood pressure without medication.

Once you have maintained regulation, you can then discuss with your doctor options to reduce  your hypertension medication.

3 lifestyle changes that will help you get off hypertension medications

1. Changing your diet

What you put into your body plays a big part in how it operates. Foods high in salt, sugar, carbs, and fat can contribute to the problem.

There are easy ways to change your diet slowly. Start by incorporating more vegetables, fruits, and whole grains into your diet. Stay away from foods high in sodium that cause water retention, trans fats, and saturated fats. Foods loaded with non-nutritious carbs and sugars should be avoided as well.

By avoiding foods that increase your blood pressure and eating what your body needs, you have a better chance to rein it in.

Make small changes to your menu that you can stick to. Maintaining normal blood pressure levels long enough to get off your medications requires a healthy diet for life.

72% of Americans are overweight, it is critical to get your Body Mass Index down to 18 to 24.
Indeed, in those with hypertension, excess weight is present in well over 80% of patients!

If you fall into this 80%, here are our recommendations. Eat NO wheat, rice, potato, or sugar! AND avoid junk food. Minimize salt and be sure to use 2 teaspoons of magnesium lotion on your skin twice daily. (Magnesium by mouth is a waste of time and money!)

2. Exercise for hypertension

Exercise will always be part of a healthy routine. Keeping your heart healthy is vital in regulating your blood pressure, and exercise helps strengthen it.

Adding just 30 minutes a day 5 days per week of simple exercises like walking or yoga helps keep your blood flowing and pressure maintained. You can even break it into three 10-minute sessions per day! But it is critical for you to move your body. We try to push the envelope a little here, and we think you should be doing some form of movement 7 out of 7 days per week. Even if it is slow walking or moving your arms in circles – something is better than nothing and you should be moving every day of the week!

We have compiled the 9 best exercises to control high blood pressure so you can get started today!

3. Reduce stress for hypertension control

We live in very stressful times, but making every attempt to reduce stress can be life changing. Literally.

Research shows chronic stress is linked to six of the leading causes of death. When you are stressed, your blood pressure is elevated. If your body is in a constant state of stress, you risk your blood pressure constantly being higher.

If you have many stressors in your life, try to remove as many as you can. Decreasing your stress can quicken your journey to be off hypertension drugs.

Dr. Shealy-Sorin holistic approach to stopping blood pressure medications

While a healthy lifestyle is great for overall well-being, especially to treat high blood pressure, we have a way to amplify the effects. It is essential to only attempt to stop blood pressure medication under the direct supervision of a physician! 

We focus on healing the whole body to help you stop blood pressure medication. We have assisted thousands of patients to wean off high blood pressure medication. If you would like the Shealy-Sorin Wellness Clinic to by your physician give us a call: (417) 351-5221

Our approach to naturally controlling hypertension includes the follow protocol: 

Self-regulation stress control for hypertension

As mentioned above, studies link chronic stress to the number one cause of the six leading causes of death. Autogenic training is self-regulation training. The #1 holistic solution for stress control is BIOGENICS! Autogenic training is only available inside our BIOGENICS brain training course. 

Physical changes and healing occur in the body when it is in a deeply relaxed state. Autogenic training retrains your brain and teaches you how to relax your body on command.

There are a few different components to it, but our Autogenic training offers you everything you need to get started. Including training in:

  • Autosuggestion
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Autogenics move your mind & body through the stages of relaxation. Learning the art of immediately being able to relax on command allows you to control your stress levels.

It’s recommended that you do the training for 18 minutes one to two times a day. For the best results, repeat this for 90 days or more.

This training alone has an 80% chance of controlling your hypertension, getting you closer to a life free of blood pressure medicines. 

BIOGENICS is our #1 starting recommendation to ALL patients who come to see me with hypertension and all other kinds of illness! Everyone, even healthy people, can majorly benefit from self-regulation and stress control found within our BIOGENICS course.

Supplements to assist you to control hypertension

There are various chemicals and unwanted side effects introduced to your body through prescription drugs. All-natural supplements that encourage the body to produce what it needs is the holistic way. With the right supplements, you can naturally regulate your blood pressure.

Dr. Shealy’s Youth Formula

Low levels of dehydroepiandrosterone, or DHEA for short, are linked to various diseases and health complications. As you age, your DHEA levels start decreasing.
This supplement is good for overall health and immunity support. Better health allows for better blood flow, which helps lower pressure levels.

Shealy-Sorin Eco-Green Iron-Free Essentials Multivitamin

Reports have shown that B vitamins effectively control systolic blood pressure and oxidative stress, the latter of which is one of the main culprits behind hypertension.

We pack our multivitamin with several B vitamins that help reduce blood pressure levels.

Taurine

Researchers found that taurine lowers high blood pressure and vascular function in some people. It works especially well in those who are prehypertensive and looking to address problems preemptively.

The combination of these three supplements works together to maintain your overall health and regulate your blood pressure. It has worked in 90% of patients, which is why we recommend it.

Again, getting everything under control and maintaining it is the goal. Only then will it be safe for you to stop taking your blood pressure meds.

Nitro Xtreme

Improving your blood circulation is key for getting your blood pressure numbers down. Nitro Xtreme is an organic blend that promotes circulation and supports nutrient absorption.
Nitro Xtreme supports the body’s natural nitric oxide production. Nitric oxide relaxes the inner muscles of your blood vessels, which widen them. Once they widen, the blood flow increases and lowers your blood pressure.

Delivering this supplement by dropper twice a day works with approximately 70% of our patients.

PEMF Therapy for Hypertension Control

Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy uses a device to emit pulses of electromagnetic frequencies directly to the cells of your body.

PEMF therapy has been clinically proven to increase circulation and microcirculation. This makes is easier for your blood to circulate thus reducing pressure on artery walls. We have witnessed direct lowering of blood pressure by sitting the Shealy-Sorin PEMF Device

This stimulates the cells of your body, allowing them to absorb the right nutrients properly and encouraging self-healing. If you are considering PEMF therapy for high blood pressure you can check out on how do PEMF devices work

Using the Shealy-Sorin Gamma PEMF device for a minimum of an hour a day can help in maintaining your overall health and blood pressure. 

How long does it take to get off blood pressure medicines?

Getting off of your blood pressure medicines takes time and that time will vary from person to person. It could take several weeks  to several months. Again, it is imperative for you to only wean off blood pressure medication under the direct supervision of a physician. We suggest a natural or holistic physician, and if you are interested you can contact us at the Shealy-Sorin Wellness Institute and we can create a plan of action to safely stop blood pressure medication just for you.

Make a habit of taking your blood pressure readings as well. You want to always make sure it’s stable when you make any changes. 

Also, stick with your holistic approach and lifestyle changes. These are important for keeping your blood pressure under control once you are completely off your medication.

What are the side effects of stopping your high blood pressure medicines too soon?

Make sure your blood pressure is stable consistently before stopping any medications.

If you were to stop too soon, you could experience other health problems such as

  • An immediate increase in blood pressure
  • Increased Complications
  • Increased risk for heart related issues such as stroke or heart attack
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Chest pain
  • Nervousness
  • Headaches
  • Tremors

If you have stopped your medication and noticed any of these symptoms, please reach out to your health care provider. This will allow you both to make informed decisions about what’s best for you.

Focus on keeping your blood pressure at normal levels long enough to reduce your dosage and eventually get off blood pressure medication.

Never stop cold turkey without speaking with your trusted healthcare professional.

There are many ways you can control your blood pressure and lower it without relying on medication.

Whether it’s the cost, medication side effects, preferring a more natural approach, or long-time regulation, if you want to stop taking your blood pressure medications, you can. Just take the right steps to do so by consulting with your physician to wean from blood pressure medications.

Start by working towards healthy lifestyle changes. Reducing your intake of foods known to increase your blood pressure, adding a little exercise time, and de-stressing are all ways you can maintain lower blood pressure levels.

Want to knock your goal of getting off meds out of the park? Follow our holistic approach.

Here at Shealy-Sorin Wellness Institute, we’ve tested our methods of controlling your hypertension and have proven them to work.

Start with our Autogenics training inside BIOGENICS. Not only is it beneficial to relieving stress and lowering your blood pressure, but it can improve your life in other ways as well. Making this training part of your daily routine will help regulate your blood pressure and keep it regulated once you have stopped your medications.

Next, is our all-natural supplement routine. Know what’s going into your body and know that it’s organic. Prescriptions aren’t the only way to maintain normal blood pressure.

Combining our Youth Formula, Eco Green, and Taurine gives you a greater chance of reducing more than one of your meds.

Last, our PEMF device offers a variety of health benefits, including helping lower your blood pressure.

All these steps combined will help lower, regulate, and maintain healthy blood pressure levels.

Also, keep up with your blood pressure readings. You’ll want to monitor and know if what you are doing works properly.
Your doctor could recommend staying on a low dose of high blood pressure medication even once it’s regulated before stopping it completely.

Remember, don’t stop taking your medication without consulting your healthcare provider. Cutting them off too soon could cause unintended and unwanted side effects. If you are currently dealing with high blood pressure and medications are not assisting here are some quick ways to lower blood pressure naturally.

We hope you have found this information helpful in your journey to being blood pressure medication free.

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