High-Blood-Pressure

Menopause and High Blood Pressure

…particularly women in menopause, are at even greater risk for high blood pressure levels than a man? Menopause and High Blood Pressure As your natural estrogen levels wane, your blood pressure can climb. This is nothing to take lightly. High blood pressure levels are linked with serious degenerative health issues…

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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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2 Secrets for Lowering High Blood Pressure Levels

Want to lower your high blood pressure levels? Believe it or not, one of the easiest ways to do that is by taking one one-mile walk a day and eating one less snack each day. I know it sounds simple, but it absolutely works. Easy Ways to Lower High Blood Pressure Levels * Physical activity helps to lower…

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Relax to Prevent High Blood Pressure

…blood pressure will vary, sometimes as much as 20 to 30 mm/Hg in successive readings. How can you prevent high blood pressure readings? The key is to relax. How to Avoid a High Blood Pressure Reading When taking a resting blood pressure reading, I don’t let people talk. Talking will drive your numbers…

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9 Ways to Lower High Blood Pressure Levels

…levels. To help you keed your stress and high blood pressure levels under control, use these nine techniques for reducing stress. How To Lower High Blood Pressure Levels * Massage: This form of bodywork helps people decrease their heart rate and high blood pressure levels and reduce the stress that can…

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Treating High Blood Pressure Naturally With Asparagus

Not only is asparagus delicious, it can help to treat high blood pressure naturally (more in a minute). Plus, what surprises many people is that you can cook it on the grill. Just cook fresh, washed asparagus spears at about 400 degrees for 2-5 minutes, then seasons it on the plate before serving with…

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How Salt Causes High Blood Pressure

…hadn’t made the connection. Excess salt contributes to water retention and that was my problem. Of course, too much salt also contributes to high blood pressure. I quickly changed my ways. The average adult consumes the equivalent of nearly two teaspoons of salt a day—practically two times the upper…

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Folate Lowers Blood Pressure In Women

…their blood pressure. A daily dosage of more than 1,000 mcg a day of folate (folic acid) was effective in creating a 46 percent reduction in high blood pressure in women. JAMA’s report was based upon published data from the ongoing Nurses Health Study (NHS) regarding the benefits of folate intake. Researchers…

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What Your Feet Say About Your Heart: Peripheral Artery Disease 101

…sometimes called a smoker’s disease because it’s particularly prominent among people who have smoked at some point in their lives. Diabetes and high blood pressure are also common risk factors. What Causes Peripheral Artery Disease? Peripheral blood circulation problems are typically due to the buildup of…

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How to Relieve Holiday Stress for a Healthy Heart

…its impact on heart health. This is our term for the increased incidence of heart attacks, arrhythmias (disordered beating of the heart), and high blood pressure that goes hand in hand with increased alcohol intake over the holidays. Alcohol also exerts a depressant effect that can cause a slowing of brain…

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Stroke 101: Risk Factors for Stroke

…(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 marker scores, such as CRP, homocysteine, fibrinogen, and Lp(a) While the symptoms some strokes are…

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Why the Benefits of CoQ10 Can Literally Save Your Life

…heart failure patients with higher blood levels of CoQ10 live longer. But the benefits of CoQ10 don’t end there. CoQ10 can help to lower high blood pressure, reduce angina episodes, decrease the symptoms of mitral valve prolapse, and assuage cardiac arrhythmias. It can also make a real difference…

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Should You Get Screened for an Aneurysm?

…an aneurysm from rupturing. Men, especially those 65 or older, are at higher risk of developing an aneurysm. Other risk factors include: * High blood pressure * A history of smoking * Coronary artery disease * Blunt trauma to the abdomen that can injure the arteries, such as a car accident There is…

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