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IV Hydration Treatments to Lower Cholesterol & Blood Pressure
Treat high cholesterol and high blood pressure naturally with hydration therapy and vitamin infusions. Many people are chronically dehydrated and don’t realize it. Staying hydrated and getting the right balance of vitamins, minerals and electrolytes helps your body stay in balance and correct dangerously high cholesterol and blood pressure.
IV nutritional therapy includes many heart-healthy nutrients and essential fluids to support cardiovascular wellness.
Hydration Reduces High Cholesterol & Blood Pressure
The number one killer in America is heart disease with high blood pressure and high cholesterol as leading causes. Fortunately, there are certain things a person can do to help lower their cholesterol and blood pressure.
What is Cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a fatty, wax-like substance called lipid that is found inside your cells and blood. Bad cholesterol comes from the food we eat, mainly animal fats. While a certain amount of cholesterol is needed, too much can be life-threatening. When your body has too much cholesterol, it causes your artery walls to harden and thicken causing blood flow to slow down or even be blocked. When your blood flow decreases the heart gets less oxygen. This can cause a heart attack or even death.
How Dehydration Affects Cholesterol
Chronic dehydration can increase blood cholesterol levels in a couple of ways. When your body is dehydrated it increases the amount of cholesterol circulating in your bloodstream in order to keep cellular membranes supple and protect against losing even more fluids.
Being dehydrated means you have a lower overall blood volume. When cholesterol levels increase while you are dehydrated, it can lead to more buildup on the arterial walls. Lower blood flow and a thickening of the arterial walls puts you at higher risk of heart disease because the heart is getting less oxygen.
IV hydration treatments are a simple, fast and effective way to rehydrate. Essential fluids and nutrients are delivered directly to the bloodstream for optimal absorption.
How Hydration Can Reduce Cholesterol
Water plays a huge role in lowering cholesterol. Drinking water and staying hydrated can actually thin the blood naturally helping the blood pump smoothly. Water keeps your blood ways clean eliminating excessive buildup of cholesterol waste from the body. When your body is dehydrated it cause the blood to be more acidic and lead to build-up of LDL levels of cholesterol.
High blood pressure is caused from the force of blood pushing against artery walls, any amount that pushes over capacity can cause harm to your body. Known as the silent killer, high blood pressure has no symptoms. When we are dehydrated and have high blood pressure, your blood flow to the kidneys is reduced telling the brain you are low on water. Your brain will react by constricting veins and arteries causing your blood pressure to raise.
Vitamins to Help Lower Cholesterol
If you have high cholesterol, always follow your doctor’s advice regarding diet, exercise and recommended medications.
In addition, there are certain vitamins and supplements shown to help reduce cholesterol levels:
- Niacin (vitamin B3) can lower LDL (‘bad’) cholesterol and boost HDL (‘good’) cholesterol. IV vitamin infusions and vitamin shots send B vitamins and other beneficial substances directly into your bloodstream where they can do the most good.
- Omega-3 fatty acids can help boost good cholesterol levels and reduce risk of heart disease
- Soluble fiber helps trap cholesterol in the digestive tract and carry it out of the body
How Dehydration Affects Blood Pressure
Chronic dehydration can lead to hypertension (high blood pressure) and put a strain on your heart. Low blood volume due to dehydration means your heart has to work harder to circulate the blood. Dehydration also means more sodium is retained, which also harms circulation.
When the cells in your body aren’t getting enough fluids, the pituitary gland releases a chemical called vasopressin, which makes blood vessels constrict. Strain on the heart, low blood volume and constricted vessels can result in high blood pressure, which puts you at greater risk of stroke.
Vitamins to Help Lower Blood Pressure
If you have high blood pressure, always consult your physician regarding a recommended treatment plan.
In addition, certain vitamins and minerals can help you achieve a healthy blood pressure:
- Electrolytes (including potassium and magnesium) are vitally important for regulating blood pressure. IV therapy includes electrolytes to help correct any imbalances.
- Folate (vitamin B9) can help reduce risk of stroke in people with hypertension
- Vitamin D has been shown to help lower blood pressure, among many other benefits
Treat High Cholesterol & Blood Pressure Naturally with Hydration & Vitamin Infusions
Give your body the hydration and nutrients it needs to heal and maintain good heart health with IV therapy and vitamin injections at Boost Hydration. We can even customize your treatment based on any specific health concerns you may have. IV package pricing makes it easy to plan treatments ahead of time and save.