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Cardiovascular stimulation, new treatment to combat Hypertension
High blood pressure is a disease that affects a high percentage of the population (40% of adults in Spain and 30% of the world population). It consists of raising blood pressure. Although not a particularly serious condition, it can become a much worse disease if medical advice is ignored.
One of the treatments that in recent years is being used to combat hypertension is cardiovascular stimulation. It is a device that through synchronized external counter pulsation favors the production of nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is a molecule the body produces to help its 50 billion cells in their vital functions.
"This type of treatment helps greatly to alleviate the effects of high blood pressure. It is also totally painless and non-invasive, "says Carlos Santelli, a Revitacell Clinic doctor.
There is evidence of a defect in the production of nitric oxide as a cause of vascular diseases including hypertension. As early as 1998 Dr. Louis Ignarro received the Nobel Prize in Medicine for creating a formula for reproducing nitric oxide to regulate blood pressure. Currently cardiovascular stimulation is used to increase the amount of nitric oxide in the body and thus combat vascular problems.
"Nitric oxide functions as a potent vasodilator for peripheral vascular tone to be maintained," says Dr. Santelli. In addition, this component maintains the elasticity of all muscles, veins, arteries and heart.
The main purpose of this type of treatment against arterial hypertension is in the patient to minimize the possible risks of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.
"As the relationship between cardiovascular risk and blood pressure is continuous, with no lower threshold, the goal of antihypertensive therapy should be to restore blood pressure values defined as optimal," concludes the doctor.