This study touts the benefits of transcendental meditation (TM). In addition to reducing the risk of death, heart attack, and stroke by nearly half, TM also significantly lowered systolic blood pressure, the top number in a blood pressure reading.
Anger control and overall stress also improved. Those who entered the study with either high blood pressure or high stress benefited the most from mediation.
Thank you for sharing your story. I am so sorry your family has experienced this.
ang2962 - 8 years ago I developed preeclampsia and was on magnesium sulfate. After delivery my pressures did not return to normal for several weeks and I was prescribed meds. Luckily my pressures finally returned to normal and have continued to be OK.
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