Most patients have a form called essential (which in medicine means we do not know what the cause is) hypertension. Â The Doctors carefully evaluate for known causes such as Pheochromocytoma (an adrenaline producing tumor of the adrenal gland), Conns Syndrome (another adrenal tumor which produce high levels of the salt retaining hormone, Aldosterone), Renal Artery Stenosis (a blocked artery to the kidney) or carotid insufficiency (lack of blood to the brain due to a blocked carotid artery). Most causes of essential hypertension are caused by disease in the small blood vessels causing a back pressure to develop. This forces the heart to increase the pressure in the arteries to force blood through narrowing arteries. Â
Traditional medicine approaches hypertension by covering up symptoms like diuretics to remove fluid and vasodilator (to dilate the blood vessels) or beta blockers (to slow the heart). The problem with this approach is it does not focus on the cause of the problem. When we use EDTA chelation therapy in our Alternative approach to these patients, the blood pressure goes down because we treat the blocked renal artery (Paper #32) and the blocked Carotid artery (Paper #23 and #27). The nice thing about our approach is that there are 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the body and we are treating them in our unique way.