Currently, cardiovascular disease is the biggest killer in the world, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined. That in itself is a very scary statistic, but thankfully there are things we can do to reduce our chances of suffering from cardiovascular disease and the subsequent health complications that follow. Some things can be done to look after your heart and cardiovascular system, but did you know that chiropractic care is one of those things? Numerous studies have found that chiropractic care can provide countless benefits for the heart and cardiovascular system.
Lowers blood pressure – One key reason why experts are so excited about the prospects of chiropractic care and the heart is that it has been found to reduce a person’s blood pressure. The reason for this appears to be linked with a person’s overall levels of anxiety and relaxation. Studies have revealed that, following a chiropractic adjustment, individuals’ overall blood pressure levels, and stress levels were both exponentially lower than before the treatment. This result is very promising because hypertension (high blood pressure) is one of the leading causes of heart attacks. It is a precursor to cardiovascular disease, as well as numerous other health ailments. Those with healthy blood pressure levels are subsequently less likely to suffer from heart disease or experience a heart attack.
Reduces heart rate – A healthy heart rate in the average adult can be anything from 60 BPM (beats per minute) to 100 BPM. Those with higher than average heart rates are at a much greater risk of suffering from heart disease, or a heart attack. Studies have revealed that chiropractic adjustments can reduce the heart rates of people with higher than average heart rates. As a result of this, regular chiropractic sessions can, therefore, help to get heart rates down to healthy levels and potentially ward off cardiovascular disease lowering the risk of suffering from a heart attack.
Drug-free – Another key cardiovascular benefit associated with chiropractic care, is that it is drug-free. Most cardiovascular-related illness such as hypertension, high cholesterol, etc., are controlled via prescription drugs, which can often cause pretty severe and dangerous side effects that can contribute towards other health conditions. Chiropractic sessions, however, are drug-free and are therefore considered to be better for your health.
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