Hi, I’m Dr Sarah Brewer, a medical nutritionist, nutritional therapist and the author of over 60 popular health books. I’ve set up this website to provide all the information, tips and advice you need to keep your blood pressure under control.
As a GP and hospital doctor, I’ve seen the devastating consequences that can result when high blood pressure remains undiagnosed or poorly treated. Unfortunately few people experience significant symptoms even when their blood pressure is dangerously high. It’s known as the silent killer for a very good reason. Just a few relatively simple lifestyle changes could save your life.
If you are taking any antihypertensive medicines, it’s vital to keep taking them regularly, as prescribed, until your doctor tells you otherwise. However, if you follow the evidence-based advice on these pages there should come a time when your doctor is willing to start reducing the dose or number of tablets you need to take on a daily basis.
Please let me know how you get on with bringing your blood pressure under control. I am adding to this site as often as my other work allows, and if there is any information you think is missing or which you and other visitors may find helpful, please let me know via DrSarah@MyLowerBloodPressure.com.
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I qualified from Cambridge University with degrees in Natural Sciences, Medicine and Surgery. I worked at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge for five years, and spent time looking after patients with high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke within the general medical wards and intensive care units. After qualifying as a general practitioner, I was a full-time GP principal in Plymouth, Devon, for five years, then returned to working in hospital medicine in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, for ten years. I now work in private practice.
During my career, I soon realised that many illnesses and niggling health problems are linked to diet and lifestyle choices. As a result, I spent six years studying Nutritional Medicine to gain a Master’s degree in the subject from the University of Surrey. I’ve set up this website to help share all the ways in which you can lower your blood pressure naturally – whether or not you are also on prescribed medication.
I hope you find the information within mylowerbloodpressure.com helpful. Feel free to leave comments so that other readers can also benefit from your personal experience, and please share any posts you find useful or interesting. Thank you.
Please note, I am not currently taking on new patients. If you have any health concerns, please consult your own doctor sooner rather than later.
With best wishes for your continuing good health,
Dr Sarah Brewer MSc (Nutr Med), MA(Cantab), MB, BChir, RNutr, MBANT, CNHC
Nothing in this blog should be construed as personal medical advice or instruction. Do not do anything, or stop doing anything, as a result of anything you read here. Always seek individual advice from your own doctor, dietician or nutritionist on all matters relating to your health and well-being. While I make every effort to ensure all posts are accurate, no information here is intended as the ‘final word’ on any topic – medicine is a fast-evolving field and something which is accepted as a fact today may be considered totally wrong in the not-too-distant future. I cannot be held responsible for any information that is missing from this site, or for any incorrect information found by following a link on this site. My posts and opinions are all provided in good faith.
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