Hypertension

Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally by Drinking Water

…amount of water. To get the maximum health benefits of drinking water, you need to drink eight to ten 8-ounce glasses of water per day. If you have hypertension and are looking to lower your blood pressure naturally, your ultimate goal should be twelve 8-ounce glasses or 96 ounces of water per day. * DON'T…

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9 Ways to Lower High Blood Pressure Levels

…several years ago, research was cited showing that people who attend church frequently, or pray regularly, have lower rates of heart disease, hypertension and suicide. Those who prayed even lived longer than those who did not. * Rev Up Your Activity: Exercise provides enormous mental/emotional benefits…

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Menopause and High Blood Pressure

…you’re a woman, chances are you do a monthly breast exam. But when is the last time you checked your blood pressure? It used to be thought that hypertension, and other heart concerns, were “men’s issues” but did you know that women, particularly women in menopause, are at even greater risk for…

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Controlling High Blood Pressure Levels

Uncontrolled high blood pressure levels (or hypertension) are a leading risk factor for heart attack and stroke. Often, there are no symptoms, which is why hypertension is called the “silent killer.” You may not know you have it unless you have your blood pressure checked regularly. What Do Blood…

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Chiropractic Treatments & Healthy Blood Pressure

…struggling to control high blood pressure, you might want to consider chiropractic treatments. According to a study published in the Journal of Human Hypertension, unresolved high blood pressure may be related to a misalignment in the atlas (C-1) vertebra, which sits at the top of your spinal column. (It’s…

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Integrative Therapy in Cardiology

…Sinatra penned Chapter 5 on metabolic cardiology, and collaborated on Chapter 11 about hypertension with Dr. Mark Houston, associate clinical professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University and director of the Hypertension Institute and Vascular Biology at Nashville's St Thomas Hospital. Dr. Devries is associate…

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Healthy Blood Pressure: How to Help Our Kids

…But given our modern day lifestyles—filled with fast-food based, high fat diets, and sedentary activities—record numbers of children have hypertension. As caretakers for our children during their early lives, it’s really up to adults to help our children maintain healthy blood pressure. After…

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The Health Benefits of Resveratrol

…Australian study of overweight hypertensive men and post-menopausal women, researchers monitored resveratrol’s effect on the brachial artery, the major artery of the upper arm. Impaired blood flow in this vessel is linked to risk factors such as obesity and hypertension. After consuming of a highly bioactive…

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In a Healthy Heart Diet Beware of Hidden Salt

…soups, and dill pickles. I’ll never forget a patient of mine who had chronic hypertension and ate his fill of canned ham (packed with salt) on Easter Sunday. The next day he was in the emergency room with a hypertensive crisis and acute heart failure. His heart just couldn’t handle the large amount…

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Folate Lowers Blood Pressure In Women

…intake and reducing the risk for hypertension, we do know that the benefits of folate include a reduction in homocysteine levels, which are toxic to blood vessels in the brain and heart. We also know that high homocysteine levels are definitely a threat to hypertensive women. If you are woman with high…

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Recognizing a Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia

…factor for sudden cardiac death that is independent of all the other usual American Heart Association heart risk factors, such as age, chronic hypertension, diabetes, smoking and so on. Electropollution and Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia A lot of people have poor respiratory sinus arrhythmia. Medications…

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Stroke 101: Risk Factors for Stroke

…patients and their families. There Are Many Risk Factors for Stroke * Family history * Advancing age * Race (African Americans have higher rates of hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and tobacco use, all of which are independent risk factors for stroke) * High blood pressure * Atrial fibrillation * High inflammation…

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Is Yoga Safe?

…Body”—speaking about the very same thing. So, is yoga safe? Yoga is very powerful medicine, helping to heal everything from everyday stress to hypertension. Yet, as with any physical activity there is the potential for injury. Since the 1970’s there have been isolated reports in medical journals attesting…

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Dark Chocolate Can Be Part of a Heart-Healthy Diet

…who ate the highest amounts of dark chocolate had a significant decrease in blood pressure levels, regardless of their age or family history of hypertension. So, dark chocolate helped to lower blood pressure naturally. The other surprise was they reported no increase in heart rate with chocolate consumption…

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