Hi I am Dr Henry Black. I am a clinical professor of Internal Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine. A member of the Center For The Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and currently President of the American Society of Hypertension.
I want to talk to you about something that has interested me since about 1995. I was told about a device that would help individuals breath in a certain way that we have known for many many generations, if not millennia, that would help people relax and reduce blood pressure. It seemed like an intriguing idea in that we don’t really have a good way, pharmacologically, to deal with the central nervous system. We do know the integration of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems to the brain is a critical manipulator, modulator, and controller of blood pressure, pulse, and other things.
Now this device RESPeRATE has come along. I am very happy to say that my colleagues and I on the scientific advisory board, and others, have helped direct the evaluation program sessions that this device is now FDA approved for the management of high blood pressure.
Now there are two ways to use it. One is the way I use it which is for complicated complex patients who have trouble getting to goal. The other way is for people who either don’t want to be on medication or want this device to supplement the medications they have to help them get to blood pressure goals. So I think this device, in addition to other non-drug therapies and lifestyle modifications, can make a big difference. We know that salt restriction is important. We know that weight loss and exercise are also important.
In my opinion getting the central nervous system to function properly is a major asset. I also use this device with people who are not at goal, who are on multiple medications, who just need to get closer to where they want to be, in a way that does not require giving them some unpleasant drugs. I have used this predominantly in this arena since I get resistant patients with complicated problems and I have found this to be an area where RESPeRATE can be extremely helpful.
It is easy to use and you have heard about how to do it. The patients appreciate it. I have at least 12 patients using it right now who are following the regimen. It takes a little while to learn how to use it and you have to do this for about a month at least 4-5 times a week. Try to get at least 40 minutes of slow breathing time, people are able to adapt to this and enjoy the experience. The sessions are short only 15 minutes per day, it works the whole day and it seems to work in various areas as well.
So I am very excited about this and think that we may, as we have searched around for a way to work with the essential part the brain plays in controlling blood pressure, and heart rate, a way to do this. It does not require drugs, that generally can be unpleasant. I appreciate your attention thank you very much.
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