Have you hit a wall with high blood pressure?
Stress is a major cause of high blood pressure, but if you add in genetic mutations it can create chronic HBP and all the symptoms that go with it. Especially Fight or Flight feelings.
If you can’t get answers for HBP from your physician or even by changing your lifestyle, check your genetics. It can give you some good explanations. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The genes/enzymes that effect HBP:
- ACE- Breaks down angiotensin 1 to angiotensin 2. - NOS- Breaks down Arginine into Nitric Oxide. Nitric Oxide keeps the artery walls soft and pliable, and allows your blood to carry more oxygen.
- FGA, FGB, or FBG-breaks down fibrin (blood clotting protein) to prevent clots from building up. These genes control building and breakdown of clots through its effect on plasminogen and fibrinogen activity. ⠀⠀
Genes/enzymes breakdown one substance into another.
For example, the ACE enzyme breaks down angiotensin 1 (which naturally raises blood pressure) into angiotensin 2.
If you have a defect in the ACE gene you will have a back up of angiotensin 1, which can lead to HBP.
Check these genes out. I recommend a simple genetic test by www.maximizedgenetics.com
Maximized Genetics is a safe reliable, private company that can take your genetic info and send it right to you with nutritional recommendations without going through a third party. I know the founder and he is a reliable doctor.
If you find you have defects in these genes you can investigate these supplements:
- Vitamin C, D, and E
- CoQ 10
- L-Arginine and Citrulline