Diabetes & Hypertension

Diabetes & Hypertension

Diabetes & Hypertension are chronic health disorders that negatively impact the body’s ability to process food into energy.

What Causes Diabetes & Hypertension?

What Causes Diabetes & Hypertension?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) lists diabetes as one of the more common illnesses in the U.S., affecting over 11.3% of the country’s population. Studies by the CDC also show that nearly half of all adults in the U.S. suffer from hypertension, which often occurs alongside diabetes.

While type 1 diabetes is genetic, type 2 diabetes is thought to be caused by a mix of lifestyle and genetic factors. Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, often occurs alongside diabetes and can be caused by many of the same factors.

Type 2 Diabetes Factors

  • Obesity
  • Physical Inactivity
  • A family history of diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Physical Inactivity
  • A family history of diabetes
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Sugary/salty diet
  • Insulin resistance
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Sugary/salty diet
  • Insulin resistance

Hypertension Factors

  • Obesity
  • Salty foods
  • Insufficient exercise
  • Obesity
  • Salty foods
  • Insufficient exercise
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol/coffee
  • Insomnia (lack of sleep)
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol/coffee
  • Insomnia (lack of sleep)

Treatment Options for Diabetes & Hypertension

Treatment Options for Diabetes & Hypertension

Common treatments used by doctors to control diabetes and hypertension include oral medications to lower blood pressure in combination with insulin injections to control blood sugar levels.

Patients with these conditions are also recommended to make lifestyle and dietary changes, which help to control sugar levels in the blood, as well as lower the risk of stroke and heart attack by decreasing blood pressure and improving circulation.

Wellness Therapies for Diabetes & Hypertension

Wellness Therapies for Diabetes & Hypertension

Making the necessary lifestyle changes can be hard at first. However, with the right guidance, individuals can learn to adjust to a healthier routine and diet. At Poppy Life Care, our holistic wellness experts teach a combination of science-backed skills and practices like yoga and nutritional psychiatry that help diabetes and hypertension patients lower the risks associated with their conditions by making healthier lifestyle choices. 

When used in conjunction with traditional medications, these therapies have been clinically shown to normalize insulin levels and lower blood pressure.

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