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High Salt + Low Potassium - A Dangerous Cause for High Blood Pressure

high blood pressure and sudden cardiac death. For years I’ve been saying that it’s not just the amount of salt you’re eating that can be a cause for high blood pressure, although too much salt is bad news. The ratio of sodium to potassium that you eat can also contribute to an unhealthy high blood

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Even Mildly High Blood Pressure Ups Stroke Risk, Significantly

…up, I encourage you to do so now. One important topic I’ll be covering in my webinar is the many health risks associated with high blood pressure. High blood pressure can lead to poor heart, kidney, and eye health and increase your chances of having a stroke. Plus, now research shows that even mildly…

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Menopause and High Blood Pressure

Discover the connection between menopause and high blood pressure, as well as how menopausal women can reduce high blood pressure. If 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…

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Causes for High Blood Pressure in the Morning

Discover why morning stress can be a cause for high blood pressure — and raise your risk of a heart attack. Recently, a reader wrote to say, “I’ve had high blood pressure for two years, but mostly in the morning when it is around 160/80, while at night it goes down to 100/50 sometimes. I am not…

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Could Your Home Be A Cause For High Blood Pressure?

Learn why I think cordless phones, cell phones, and other wireless devices could be causing your high blood pressure. I spend a lot of my time getting the word out about the dangers of wireless technology. Electropollution is all around us — but few people understand its risks, especially to heart…

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How Salt Causes High Blood Pressure

…the amount of salt you consume—and I’m no exception. That’s because salt promotes water retention, and excess water in the body causes high blood pressure levels. How much should you cut back? More than you probably think. The average adult consumes the equivalent of nearly two teaspoons of salt…

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Reducing High Blood Pressure Naturally With Asparagus

Learn how asparagus not only reduces high blood pressure, but also offers benefits for optimal heart health and overall well-being. Not only is asparagus delicious, it can help to reduce high blood pressure naturally. This vegetable is both healthful and easy to prepare. What surprises many people is…

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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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Folate Reduces Blood Pressure In Women

…heart health. Many people aren't aware that women have 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…

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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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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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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. There is also recent evidence showing that blood viscosity increases (thickens) with exposure to EMF technology, including cordless…

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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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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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9 Ways to Reduce Blood Pressure Naturally

…can be a cause for high blood pressure. Doctors, holistic health practitioners, and even most patients know that if you’re able to control the stress in your life, you have a better chance of reducing blood pressure levels. To help you keep your stress and high blood pressure levels under control…

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Signs and Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease

…(iron), which contributes to arterial toxicity and cholesterol oxidation. Emotional stress. Stress hormones promote arterial constriction, high blood pressure levels, increased heart rate and oxidation. These symptoms of coronary artery disease can also threaten good cholesterol levels and limit your…

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