Music and High blood pressure
A person’s temperament in handling the stress, under he
is, is the major contributor to the generation of some special nerve impulses. These nerve
impulses cause the arteries to constrict and hinder the flow of blood, which causes the heart to
pump blood with more effort. The arteries become rough from inside and blood pressure increases.
The turbulent flow of blood, can cause it to clot and can block the small arteries, adding to
the troubles of the patient. The blood pressure rises to 140/90 and above than that. This
condition is known as hypertension, and the person is said to be hypertensive.
Around 57,000 people died in USA in 2005, due to hypertension, and the American Heart
Association claims that every third adult in USA is hypertensive and 20 percent of them even
don’t know that they are. But the way to respond to the stress can be altered by the influence
of certain types of music on frame of mind and sensations.
Music and High blood
There are several neurotransmitters in the body, used for
transmission of nerve impulses across the synapses. Dopamine is one of them. Dopamine is a
neurotransmitter that spawns the sentiment of comfort and pleasure. Several researches have
proved the influence of calcium levels on the dopamine secretions. At the University of Tsukuba,
in Japan, Denetsu Sutoo and Kayo Akiyama conducted a research, in 2004, to study the effect of
music on blood pressure. Effects of classical music on the brain calcium levels on the
hypertensive rats were studied. The outcome of the study was that the rats’ blood pressures
reduced because of increase in calcium levels in the brain. So it was concluded that sense of
the well-being of the body is significantly influenced by the raising of calcium level by
Different types of music effect a person’s mood and
sensations differently. Loud music increases blood pressure, while soft music helps reduce blood
pressure. Music can also affect heart and breathing rates: fast music raises these parameters
but low tempo music is studied to reduce them. These facts are the conclusions of a study
conducted by Dr. Luciano Bernardi in Italy at the Para University on some volunteers.