Course overview

Hypertension: Nutrition and Nutraceutical Supplement Strategies

In this course, faculty will discuss the mechanisms and finite causes of hypertension: inflammation, oxidative stress and immune vascular dysfunction.

Mark Houston, MD, MS, MSc

 Board Review Series

AIHM 2016 Annual Conference

 Required Lessons


 Time to Complete

1 hour 30 min

 Non-CME Eligible*

0 Credits 

What you will learn

  • Course Summary

  • This lecture will discuss the mechanisms and finite causes of hypertension: inflammation, oxidative stress and immune vascular dysfunction. The role of vascular biology and endothelial function and dysfunction , membrane physiology, pattern recognition receptors, nitric oxide, cytokines, chemokines and other mediators will be review in regard to the in the pathogenesis of hypertension. Lab testing with plasma renin activity (PRA), aldosterone levels, aldosterone/renin ratio (ARR) micronutrient testing (MNT), endothelial dysfunction (Endopat) and arterial compliance (CAPWA) will be reviewed which will allow the clinician to properly select scientifically validated nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and anti‐ hypertensive drugs for the treatment of hypertension. All scientific treatments for hypertension and related cardiovascular target organ damage using an integrative model of nutrition, lifestyle changes, exercise, weight management, nutritional supplements and pharmacologic agents will be reviewed.
    By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

    • Describe the pathogenesis of hypertension and the role of vascular biology, three finite vascular responses.
    • Review diagnostic testing for hypertension: 24 hour ambulatory BP (ABM), endothelial function and arterial compliance testing.
    • Be able to prioritize and personalize the most important nutritional, nutraceutical supplements and life style treatments for hypertension.
    • Apply micronutrient testing in the treatment of hypertension. Identify the most important cardiovascular drug‐nutrient interactions.

Course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • Speaker handout(s)
  • 1 Quiz
  • Certificate of Completion

Included in this course

Course Faculty

Mark Houston, MD, MS, MSc

About Mark
Dr. Mark Houston is Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Clinical Instructor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Health Care Sciences at George Washington University (GWU), Director of the Hypertension Institute and Vascular Biology and Medical Director of the Division of Human Nutrition at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville, TN . He is the Chief Medical Officer for Ageless Solutions, US, Chief Medical Consultant for Bioceuticals and Chief Scientific officer for Bioceuticals, Australia and Chief Medical Consultant for Primal MD, Dubai, UAE.

*CME/CEU Credits

The CME for this course has expired, however you will continue to have access to your purchased content. 

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