Q: What is recommended if a person is showing stiff coronary arteries and increased vascular resistance?
A: When something gets bigger it expands in size. When a blood vessel gets bigger this is known as vasodilatation. When something gets smaller it shrinks in size. When a blood vessel shrinks this is called vasoconstriction. Think of sweat pants. They are comfortable because the elastic waist band expands or shrinks in response to how big a belly you have on any given day. Similarly, blood vessels need to be able to expand and shrink in response to signals from the body. In other words, your blood vessels are elastic. Coronary artery elasticity is a measure that reflects the stiffness of the blood vessels of the heart. Vascular resistance is a measure that reflects the stiffness of the blood vessels of all of the body. Stiff coronary arteries and increased vascular resistance are associated with heart disease.
One of the first signs that your blood vessels are becoming less elastic and more stiff is high blood pressure. There are many things you can do to help prevent high blood pressure and subsequent heart disease. Live a healthy life style. Make sure your diet includes fresh fruits and vegetables. Have a regular exercise program. Maintain a normal weight. Know your blood pressure. If it is greater than 120/80 you should seek treatment.
Talk to your doctor about using Resperate. By just breathing with the device you can increase the elasticity of your blood vessels, lower your blood pressure, and decrease your risk for heart disease. Medications can do this too, but the Resperate has no side effects.