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Smoking and blood pressure


By: Keith Travis
Women that smoke and in addition have elevated blood pressure levels are 20 times more prone to have a brain bleed than non-smoking men with healthy blood pressure levels, according to new research.

A haemorrhage is frequently triggered from a burst aneurysm, which is a bulge that is filled with blood in the wall of a blood vessel. However, many never rupture. Currently medical doctors are not able to determine those that will.

The most likely cause of a brain bleed is a burst aneurysm. Currently medical practitioners are in general not able to detect in advance which of them will and which will not.

This valuable research might help doctors determine which individuals are likely to have a rupture of their aneurysm and which, therefore, need treatment to avoid a haemorrhage.

The study by Helsinki University Central Hospital and Australian School of Advanced Medicine reveals that the possibility of a haemorrhage varies hugely based on particular risk elements, like gender, smoking and blood pressure levels.

The research demonstrates that women cigarette smokers and individuals with high blood pressure tend to be the most likely to see their aneurysm burst.

The study was the biggest ever conducted into brain haemorrhage risk factors.

Furthermore, it determined three different risks:

Previous heart attack

A medical history of stroke in a person’s mother

High cholesterol in men

Previous research had shown that lifestyle factors affect the life expectancy of brain haemorrhage survivors. However, it has now also been revealed that they also influence the threat of the haemorrhage occurring in the first place.

Prior scientific studies have established that people with type 1 diabetes have an abnormally high chance of brain haemorrhages that are not brought on by burst aneurysms.

Brain haemorrhages are deadly in 40 to 50 per cent of instances.

When the aneurysm is discovered before it ruptures, it may be taken care of to stop a haemorrhage.

‘We hope that our studies truly help doctors and patients, and are not only of interest around coffee tables on university campuses,’ says neurosurgeon Professor Miikka Korja, at Macquarie University Hospital, Sydney.

Hypnosis is especially valuable to individuals within the high risk category as it is extremely effective at addressing both smoking and elevated blood pressure levels.

Hypnosis can really help individuals to eliminate high blood pressure levels by the use of the Hypnotension method, designed specifically to tackle the lifestyle components, which includes smoking, weight, drinking, salt consumption and stress. These are just some of the lifestyle aspects which are known to contribute to and sustain high blood pressure levels.

If you have either elevated blood pressure and/or smoke, make contact with me and I'll be delighted to help you with both.

I've expertise in helping clients to reduce their high blood pressure levels as well as assisting people to just stop smoking.