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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8 Secrets to Healthy Blood for Better Heart Health

…Excess sugar in the diet is a recipe for inflammatory disaster. Sugar pushes insulin levels high, irritates blood vessel linings, promotes high blood pressure, perpetuates metabolic syndrome, and oxidizes red blood cells. Second, avoid trans fats—partially hydrogenated oils used in processed and fried…

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Statin Medications Will Not Reduce Lp(a)

…(homocysteine, fibrinogen and serum ferritin) evaluated by your doctor. * Be aware of other risk factors of heart disease, including smoking, high blood pressure, circulatory problems, high triglycerides, obesity, glucose intolerance and repressed emotions, which can have a harmful effect on the health…

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Vascular Dementia Can Happen to Anyone

…strokes. As a cardiologist, I’ve seen many cases of VaD because it’s more common in those with cardiac conditions. In fact, 50% of the time high blood pressure is the cause. But it can also happen in people with arteriosclerosis, valvular disease, congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and pacemaker…

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Diabetes and Heart Disease

…or type 2) or if you are overweight, you have a higher propensity for developing insulin resistance. Many with insulin resistance also have high blood pressure, low HDL cholesterol levels and high triglycerides, the typical metabolic trio of insulin resistance. So, if you are overweight or have insulin…

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Could a Power Outage Actually Be Good For Your Health?

…heart goes out to all of you as you move forward to rebuild your lives. Now it’s your turn: Have any of you with cardiac arrhythmias, or high blood pressure, felt a difference when the power is out? You May Also Be Interested In: * Could Your Home Be Giving You High Blood Pressure? * What Cardiologists…

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Learn the Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack in Women

…any woman at risk for quietly developing heart disease over time emerges. Should Ms. O’Donnell have other traditional risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, a family history of heart disease, elevated inflammatory markers in the blood such as Lp(a), homocysteine, Interleukin-6 or C-reactive…

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Pets and Your Heart

…our animal friends can literally open our hearts. They can also help us to better manage some of the heart risk factors we worry about, like high blood pressure levels, high triglycerides, and poor blood circulation. Here are some of the lessons we can learn from them: * Appreciation. Pets not only bring…

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The Health Benefits of Eating Garlic

…component) levels, thus preventing the formation of blood clots, a major cause of heart attack and stroke. Garlic for High Blood Pressure I also recommend garlic for high blood pressure. Since this herb's chemistry is so complex, researchers aren't sure how it helps lower blood pressure, but my patients…

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Why You Need Vitamin Supplements

…Medical Association (JAMA) showed women who took more than 1,000 mcg a day of folate (folic acid) had an astonishing 46 percent lower risk of high blood pressure than those getting less then 200 mcg a day. This barely scratches the surface of the huge numbers of positive studies that come out every day…

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In a Healthy Heart Diet Beware of Hidden Salt

…connection. Excess salt contributes to water retention, and that was my problem. Of course, too much salt also makes it difficult to control high blood pressure and contributes toward a myriad of other heart risk factors. I quickly changed my ways and my spaghetti sauce recipe (see below). I started avoiding…

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Yoga for Heart Health: Why It's Powerful Medicine

…health—which is something I practice regularly myself—has other benefits as well. It helps you stay flexible and strong, and reduces stress, high blood pressure, and sympathetic nervous system overdrive in the body. Now, it’s your turn: Have you tried yoga for heart health? You May Also Be Interested…

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When “Managed Care” Means Managing Your Own Care

…advice. But you need to be the one managing your life and your health. Here's How to Manage Your Healthcare * Do your homework. If you have high blood pressure, angina, diabetes, or another health concern, your doctor will obviously make specific recommendations. But the rationale behind those recommendations…

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7 Ways to Get Natural Headache Relief

…of these over-the-counter medications can cause liver and/or kidney damage. Plus, some of the more heavy-duty migraine medications can cause high blood pressure. Fortunately, there are several effective ways to get natural headache relief. For Natural Headache Relief Try... 1. Magnesium: Take 400–800…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition for Kids

…full until lunch. Plus, while you’re at it why not make one for yourself? The same omega-3s, antioxidants, and fiber also help to control high blood pressure levels and maintain good cholesterol levels. Heart Smart Smoothie * 1 Tbsp. flaxseeds, ground * ½ cup fresh fruit—blueberries, a peach, kiwi…

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Are You a Candidate for EECP Therapy?

…Ventricular aneurysm * Uncontrolled arrhythmias, particularly atrial fibrillation or multiple premature ventricular ectopic beats * Uncontrolled high blood pressure levels * Coumadin or other anticoagulation therapy * Aortic valve regurgitation * Thrombophlebitis or bloods clots * Peripheral vascular disease…

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Chiropractic Treatments & Healthy Blood Pressure

If you’re 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…

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How to Prevent a Stroke–5 Lifestyle Factors that Can Halve Your Risk

…surprising since ischemic strokes, which are the most common type of stroke, are heavily influenced by lifestyle. Risk factors can include diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity. In fact, lifestyle issues are one of the reasons strokes are on the rise among young people. What’s the takeaway for you? While…

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The Truth About the Benefits of Vitamins

…formulating supplements is because they’re some of the best weapons we have to treat cardiac conditions like angina, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure and cardiac arrhythmias. In fact, I’ve seen the lab work for thousands of people documenting their nutrient deficiencies. As those deficiencies…

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Healthy Blood Pressure: How to Help Our Kids

Years ago, high blood pressure was something adults developed as they got older. 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…

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Is Your Heart, or Smoking, Affecting Your Memory?

…you may be able to blame it at least partly on your heart. Researchers at the King’s College London just released new findings showing that high blood pressure, severe stroke risk factors, and smoking can impede cognitive function and memory. For their study, the researchers analyzed results from the…

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Choosing the Best Form of Magnesium

…Atherosclerosis * Chest pain * High blood pressure levels * Cardiac arrhythmias * Heart muscle disease * Hheart attack * Sudden cardiac death In fact, intravenous magnesium treatment has long been a mainstay for many cardiac emergency situations, from runaway arrhythmias and high blood pressure levels to acute heart…

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The Health Benefits of Onions

…to stave off heart disease. Plus, onions contain a very powerful antioxidant called quercetin, which has been shown to significantly reduce high blood pressure in hypertensive patients. In one study, participants took 730 mg of quercetin daily for one month, and the group averaged a solid drop of seven…

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Thanksgiving Leftovers Made Over

…recipes are not only delicious, they are also heart-healthy. In the meatloaf recipe, the low-sodium V-8 juice is a great option for those with high blood pressure levels, while the oatmeal is a critical part of any cholesterol-lowering diet. In the soup recipe, the garlic is a great natural blood thinner…

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Stroke Risk Factors—Why Younger People Are Having Strokes

…strokes (85%) are ischemic and people are developing risk factors for ischemic strokes at younger ages. These risk factors include obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes. The other problem is that in young people stroke symptoms are often missed, delaying critical treatment. With a Stroke, Time Is…

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3 Hidden Cardiovascular Health Risks

When it comes to cardiovascular health, there are many known risk factors that we’re all aware of—like high blood pressure and obesity. But there are also many “hidden risk factors” that are lurking in our daily lives, impacting our hearts without our knowledge. Here are three that everyone should…

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When a Healthy Cholesterol Level Can Go Wrong

…cardiovascular problems and it’s influenced by other factors. It is not an absolute and independent heart risk factor in the same way that high blood pressure is. For more information about high LDL cholesterol levels and other cardiovascular problems, visit www.drsinatra.com.

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7 Reasons Why Exercise Is More Powerful than a Drug

…metabolic rate, allowing you to burn more calories even after you hit the lounge chair following your workout. 4. Prevent, and even reduce, high blood pressure. That’s because physical activity helps to lower the levels of stress hormones circulating in your blood (stress tends to constrict arteries…

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Alzheimer's Disease Prevention: Know Your Risk Factors

…then can you individualize your own approach to address as many modifiable risk factors as possible. What Are the Alzheimer's Risk Factors? * High blood pressure * Diabetes * High LDL cholesterol levels * Age * History of stroke * Head trauma Our age and genetics are factors that are not within your control…

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The Health Perks of Yoga & An Invite to Kripalu 2013

…stress hormones that can make us sick. Over the years I’ve seen yoga help numerous patients with their cardiovascular health, arrhythmias, high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, lower back problems, arthritis, and even digestion. Yoga also connects with your body’s energy systems. Its focus on…

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The Health Benefits of Saunas

…but it has taken me time to get to that temperature and duration. (In fact, my sauna even has a CD player for my “Zen” music.) Those with high blood pressure and congestive heart failure can experience the health benefits of saunas, but should do at lower temperatures and for very short time periods…

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What are ACE Inhibitor Drugs?

…vessel constrictor known to science. ACE is pathologically overactive in people with arterial disease. Used for more than 25 years to treat high blood pressure levels, ACE inhibitor drugs relax blood vessel walls, reduce energy consumption in the heart, and lower blood pressure levels. They also help…

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5 Surprising Heart Disease Risk Factors

…the cardiovascular system. They cited “degeneration and weakening of the heart muscle, fatty degeneration of the heart, low blood pressure, high blood pressure, enlargement of the heart, dilation of the aorta, and arteriosclerosis.” If you have an irritable bowel, it's important to exercise, drink…

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On the Road with Dr. Sinatra: The A4M Conference

…could do to prevent folks from all the relapsing and suffering he sees—something more preventative. Just like cardiovascular problems such as high blood pressure levels, diabetes, and other conditions, many lung disorders can be chronic and debilitating. And just like heart disease, there are so many adjunctive…

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A Lack of Sleep Can Lead to Heart Attack and Stroke

…sleeping too little also heightens your sympathetic tone, raising your levels of stress hormones that contribute to heart attack, stroke, and high blood pressure. Here's How to Get a Sound Night's Sleep 1. Go to bed at about the same time each night, preferably by 10:00 p.m. Going to bed earlier in the…

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I'm a Hoosier at Heart

…learn to recognize the triggers of your stress and defuse them, you will be less prone to angina, irregular heartbeat, heart attack and stroke, high blood pressure, and other cardiovascular problems. That’s where your favorite movie comes in. Movies allow you to feel fear, get outraged, belly laugh, or…

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You May Need To Evaluate Your Use of Painkillers

Research has found a connection between high blood pressure levels and non-aspirin painkillers. A report from the Harvard School of Medicine’s ongoing Nurses Health Study concluded that women are at increased risk for high blood pressure levels if they take daily doses of painkillers such as acetaminophen…

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