High Blood Pressure

Relax to Prevent High Blood Pressure

Blood pressure readings are like the Dow Jones average; they go up and down, even in a five-minute interval. Remember, your heart is a pulsating, dynamic organ, so your blood pressure will vary, sometimes as much as 20 to 30 mm/Hg in successive readings. How can you prevent high blood pressure readings?…

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Risk of Heart Attack Is Greater in the Morning

…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 taking any conventional medicine. My question is what is the reason for such high blood pressure in the morning—and why would…

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The Health Benefits of Eating Garlic

…slippery blood when compared to matched controls. Specifically, garlic reduces fibrinogen (a blood clotting 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…

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5 Foods That Can Lower Your Blood Pressure

…certain types of foods to your diet can make a significant difference in lowering high blood pressure. The following blood-pressure lowering foods are a great addition to your heart-healthy diet plan. Blood-Pressure Lowering Foods 1. Fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy foods. According to the landmark…

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Controlling High Blood Pressure Levels

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 Pressure Numbers…

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High Salt + Low Potassium = High Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

…eating that can cause high blood pressure, although too much salt is bad news. It’s also the ratio of sodium to potassium in your diet that can lead to high blood pressure. Now, a new large-scale 15-year nationwide study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control shows that a high-salt, low potassium…

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Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally with Nattokinase

If you have high blood pressure, chances are your doctor prescribed an anti-hypertensive medication. While they do control blood pressure, some of them do so at a high cost when it comes to your health. So, I prefer to use them only when immediate action is needed or when lifestyle interventions have…

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How to Get Off Your Blood Pressure Medication

…I want to reduce the dosage, as my blood pressure is now stable (120/80 for last 9 months). Do I reduce the dosage daily or can it be taken every other day at same dosage? These blood pressure medications are supported by fish oil supplements, exercise, and a high plant and fruit diet. Dr. Sinatra’s…

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Could Your Home Be Giving You High Blood Pressure?

…got him back on his healing track, made us aware of his electro-hypersensitivity, and got him looking at other areas of exposure. If you have high blood pressure, or any chronic illness for that matter, I suggest that you look at your home and work environments for technology health hazards: * Do you have…

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Choosing the Best Form of Magnesium

…Supplements Are Good for A low blood magnesium level is also the most common nutrient deficiencies we see. The mineral is often “used up” and thus depleted in patients with: * Diabetes * Congestive heart failure * Atherosclerosis * Chest pain * High blood pressure levels * Cardiac arrhythmias * Heart…

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5 Top Heart Health Mistakes

…exercised while angry and then dropped dead of a heart attack. Not only can anger drive up your blood pressure, exercising while angry is like driving a car with the brakes on—it drives up your blood pressure even more. So, if you’re angry cool down before exercising. Heart Health Mistake #4: Stifling…

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Menopause and High Blood Pressure

…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 high blood pressure levels than a man? Menopause and High Blood Pressure As your natural…

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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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How Salt Causes High Blood Pressure

…tomatoes, pastes, and purees I was using were high in salt. Here I was, a cardiologist, and I 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…

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