Hypertension

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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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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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 the link between menopause and high blood pressure is clear—women, particularly women…

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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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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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Even Mildly High Blood Pressure Ups Stroke Risk, Significantly

…to strive to achieve. It was considered the "mean" point of the normal range, which was then 100-140/70-90 mmHg. We used the term "borderline hypertension" when the numbers started creeping up into the highest point of the normal range. So, I realize that it may be big news to many of you that there…

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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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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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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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Reducing High Blood Pressure—The Top 5 Moments from My Webinar

…half of the problem. Frequently, doctors only focus on diastolic high blood pressure. A condition that is frequently ignored is isolated systolic hypertension, in which the patient has a high systolic pressure, but a reasonable diastolic pressure. I like to reduce high blood pressure whenever possible…

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Folate Reduces Blood Pressure In Women

…a higher hypertension risk than men. This risk is especially high with menopause and high blood pressure. Luckily, folate is a supplement that specifically helps women reduce blood pressure. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that hypertensive women who…

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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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9 Ways to Reduce Blood Pressure Naturally

…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 and emotional…

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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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The Health Benefits of Drinking Coffee

…dependence on caffeine while still benefiting from some of its favorable psychoactive and psychological effects. Yet, if you have a cardiac arrhythmia, hypertension, anxiety or panic disorder, or if you’re trying to conceive, you’re better off switching to caffeine-free products. Other Important Factors…

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Preventing Stroke With Vitamin C

…Vannier also suggests that based on these early findings vitamin C deficiency may be as much of a risk factor for hemorrhagic stroke as obesity, hypertension and alcohol consumption. So, how much vitamin C should you take? I recommend taking 1,000 mg of vitamin C in the morning for preventing stroke,…

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Could Your Home Be A Cause For High Blood Pressure?

…Technology really drove home that wireless technology is a cause for high blood pressure. In the case study, a German man went to the hospital in a hypertensive crisis. His blood pressure quickly stabilized in the emergency room. Then, after a week in the hospital where his blood pressure normalized, he…

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