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ScienceDaily (May 16, 2009) — A new study suggests for the first time that cytomegalovirus (CMV), a common viral infection affecting between 60 and 99 percent of adults worldwide, is a cause of high blood pressure, a leading risk factor for heart disease, stroke and kidney disease.
"We found that CMV infection alone led to an increase in high blood pressure, and when combined with a high-cholesterol diet, the infection actually induced atherosclerosis in a mouse aorta," says Crumpacker. "This suggests that further research needs to be directed at viral causes of vascular injury. Some cases of hypertension might be treated or prevented by antiviral therapy or a vaccine against CMV."
Originally posted by kettlebellysmith
Let's take this with a grain of salt. There's a lot of research to be done in this area.
Hypertension has a pletharia of causes. Diet. Lack of Excercise. Genetics. A combination of the above. And then, there is always the possiblity of environmental causes.
And for those who don't know, CMV is frequently a cause of death in AIDs patients, though not from the complications of hypertension.
Let's be patient and use some common sense.
...further research needs to be directed at viral causes of vascular injury.
Originally posted by argentus
He prescribed Cardizem -- a calcium blocker -- which decreases the force of the heart as well as dialates the blood vessels. I didn't fill it. I wouldn't take it. It was a full month after my initial visit that I FINally got my cortisone shot, and I started healing almost immediately.
I upped my ginger and garlic intake, and kept taking my own BP measurements. I was (by my own equipment) at 145/85 and 171/90 at the hospital. Now average at 130/80. That's cool.
I think there are probably a LOT of things that we can treat in a more mature, more natural manner than taking some @#$@#%@ medication.
You ever wonder if viruses are....... sentient? hmmmmm
They're finding that viruses are responsible for lots of nasty disease's yet no cures are found for any of these.
Cervical cancer, and other cancers of the genital and anal area, and the genital wart virus, HPV -Primary liver cancer and the Hepatitis B and C viruses -Lymphomas and the Epstein-Barr Virus -T cell leukaemia in adults and the Human T cell leukaemia virus- HPV also probably leads to oropharyngeal cancer and some non melanoma skin cancers
Originally posted by epete22
reply to post by Maxmars
I believe the fast food, soda and other processed food is what causes us cancer, high blood pressue and the rest a like.....>sign< More pure I will be.
Originally posted by C0mmonen5e
I think that the body has a huge propensity towards health, but people just over-indulge resulting in all kinds of health problems. The body doesn't need much help staying healthy. It just needs it's inhabiter to listen to its calling. Fast for freedom, fast for life!