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What Causes High Blood Pressure?

Blood pressure can vary throughout the day; however, chronically high blood pressure can have devastating consequences such as stroke, heart failure, and kidney damage.

Determining the causes of high blood pressure is a critical first step in properly managing this condition.

FYI…pharma is a band-aid, and not a very effective one.

Causes of High Blood Pressure

Most MDs tell us that blood pressure is a vital sign that can’t be proactively changed; after all, you are dealt your genetic hand, so if your mother and father both had high blood pressure, you’re bound to have it to…. right?

Thankfully, this is not the case. In fact, this mindset can almost be a cop-out and can have you believing that you can’t change your current scenario regarding your health and wellness.

While there are factors that you can’t change that might predispose you to high blood pressure – including your chronological age – many factors you do have control over.

Common causes of high blood pressure include:

  • Overweight
  • Poor sleep and sleep apnea
  • Exposure to household toxins like mold and VOCs
  • Exposure to chemicals in personal care products like deodorant and shampoo
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Eating a diet high in processed and packaged foods
  • Stress

These factors all have one thing in common – personal choices.

As we review this list, it’s clear that each possible cause of high blood pressure is a lifestyle habit that can be modified with commitment and motivation. None of those factors are genetic….and they all revolve around the choices that you make each day.

Learning how to manage stress appropriately, incorporating physical activity into your routine, eating a well-rounded, nutrient-rich diet of organic foods, eliminating household toxins, and prioritizing positive sleep habits all tip the scales in favor of reducing your high blood pressure. 

Learn more about natural treatments for hypertension (high blood pressure) in this article.

Bottom Line

High blood pressure is a serious medical condition – but it doesn’t have to be a lifetime one. Once you recognize the lifestyle factors contributing to high blood pressure, you can make the appropriate changes. Remember that being aware of the causes of high blood pressure is the first step in being proactive for improving your health! 

A big help to managing high blood pressure naturally is by working with a qualified health coach. The health coaches at Natural Heart Doctor have helped thousands of people manage high blood pressure without prescription medications. Schedule a free discovery call with a Natural Heart Doctor Health Coach today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I’d like to receive an online second opinion from Natural Heart Doctor. What do I do next?

You can initiate a second opinion online through our website at any time. To begin, select the team member you’d like to speak with and open an account.

Click here for cardiologist Dr. Jack Wolfson.

Naturopathic Medical Doctor Dr. Lauren Lattanza. Get details.

Click here for  Natural Heart Doctor Health Coach.

Alternatively, you can email A member of our care team will help guide you through the process of starting a second opinion.

What is the cost of a Natural Heart Doctor Online Second Opinion?

The cost for most second opinions varies by team member. This fee includes information collection, a 20-minute phone or video consultation, a second opinion from a Natural Heart Doctor specialist and guidance throughout the process from your personal Care Team at Natural Heart Doctor.

Cardiologist Dr. Jack Wolfson’s Second Opinion Fee is $750.

Holistic Physician’s Dr. Lauren Lattanza’s Second Opinion Fee is $250.

Note: We apply the Online Second Opinion Call fee as a credit to any future consultations with Natural Heart Doctor, should you choose them.

Will my insurance cover the cost of a Natural Heart Doctor Online Second Opinion?

Most likely, no. Most health plans do not cover online second opinions or consultations. You are responsible for the cost of our second opinion. Natural Heart Doctor cannot file a claim with your insurance carrier, nor can we provide a procedure (CPT) code for this service.

What is the timeline to receive an online second opinion?

We do our best to schedule your second opinion as quickly as possible. Typically, it takes 5 to 7 business days after your information has been collected to receive your phone or video online second opinion.

What information do you need in advance of our call?

Our office will send you a short questionnaire to complete and return. We DO NOT need your complete medical records.

How many questions can I ask the expert during our call?

You may ask a maximum of five questions. This is to ensure that the expert has sufficient time to devote to each question. All questions must be finalized before your online meeting.

What should I expect to receive once my second opinion is complete?

You will receive a summary of our discussion along with our second opinion. The second opinion will be in written form. After you have reviewed the second opinion, a Natural Heart Doctor clinician will follow up with you by phone to address general medical questions about the information provided in the second opinion.

What if I have follow-up questions for the expert after I have reviewed my second opinion?

If you have a clarifying question about an expert’s response to one of the questions in your second opinion, and the Natural Heart Doctor clinician is unable to address it, then you may request a follow up session for an additional fee. 

Is my medical and payment information secure?

Natural Heart Doctor is strongly committed to protecting the privacy and security of all our patients. Our website meets all federal requirements for protecting personal health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). All financial transactions are processed by Natural Heart Doctor securely using industry standard payment processing tools.

I would rather visit Natural Heart Doctor for an in-person appointment. What should I do next?

If you would prefer an in-person appointment at Natural Heart Doctor instead of an online second opinion, please call (480) 535-6844 for details and scheduling.

Can I schedule a follow up appointment with the specialist who provided my online second opinion?

Yes, we’re happy to help you on an extended basis. Our clinician can discuss options with you when presenting our second opinion summary.

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