New Option to Treat High Blood Pressure

Don't want to take medication to treat your high blood pressure? There may be another option.

High blood pressure can cause kidney failure, heart attacks or a stroke, which is why medications are often prescribed.

However, you could also try a new treatment called Resperate; it's designed to slow your breathing.

A thin strap around the chest tells the device how fast you are breathing.

Then, it creates a rhythmic music that, as you follow, helps slow your breathing, which leads to drop in blood pressure.

"Because the respiratory central; the center for breathing and the center for heart rate and blood pressure, they are all next to each other," Dr. Artur Spokojny explains.

Studies found that after using the device for six weeks, 15 minutes a day, blood pressure dropped an average of 14 points.

Resperate costs about $300 dollars, which works out to be less than what most people pay for their blood pressure medication.

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