Hypertension

Lower Blood Pressure Levels With Diuretics

…small studies have indicated that their continuous use may be potentially harmful. I have the same concern about the conventional treatment of hypertension, in which diuretics are used to reduce the amount of fluid flowing through the blood vessels and, thus, the pressure against the arterial walls…

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Proper Sodium-Potassium Balance Reduces Cardiovascular Risk

…reinforces the importance of keeping minerals in the body properly balanced--especially if you are trying to control high blood pressure. If you have hypertension, you already know that it's important to limit your sodium intake. Sodium promotes water retention, and excess water in the body drives up blood…

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Drink Your Way to Healthier Blood Pressure

…safe range? 1. Drink the right amount of water. To stay healthy, you need to drink eight to ten 8-ounce glasses of water per day. If you have hypertension, your ultimate goal should be twelve 8-ounce glasses or 96 ounces of water per day. 2. Be careful not to overdo it. While I want you to drink a…

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Watch White Coat Hypertension

…the instruments in my office are off, or if my staff misread the result. The actual problem, however, is a common condition called white coat hypertension. It’s used to describe people who become anxious over a visit to a physician, holistic health practitioner, dentist, or other medical facility…

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Control High Blood Pressure

Uncontrolled high blood pressure levels (or hypertension) is a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Often, there are no symptoms, so you may not know you have it unless you have your blood pressure levels (BP) checked regularly. A person is considered to have high blood pressure levels…

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Beware of Salt and Elevated Blood Pressure Levels

…a patient I treated a few years ago who was living with chronic hypertension. One Easter Sunday, he ate his fill of canned ham (packed with salt) and found himself in the hospital emergency room the next day. He was in a hypertensive crisis and suffering with acute heart failure. His heart just couldn’t…

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Could Your Home Be Giving You High Blood Pressure?

…hosted by Citizens for Safe Technology really drives home the fact that this is an issue we can’t ignore. 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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Why Mornings Can Be Dangerous to Your Heart

…should get a baseline stress test by the time they are age 50, just to check and have something to compare to in the future. For healthy, non-hypertensive people, walking around can lower the diastolic blood pressure. For those with psychological stress, walking can also lower systolic blood pressure…

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Know Your Blood Pressure Levels

…. That’s because uncontrolled high blood pressure (or hypertension) is a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Often, there are no symptoms to alert you of the need to better control high blood pressure, which is why hypertension is called the “silent killer.” You may not know you have…

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5 Foods that Can Lower Your Blood Pressure

…blood pressure levels… 1. Fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy foods. According to the landmark 1997 study called Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH), eating more of these foods lowered systolic blood pressure by 11.4 points and diastolic pressure by 5.5 points—reductions on par with…

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Three Mind/Body Techniques to Lower Blood Pressure Levels

…populations at high risk for hypertension and related cardiovascular disease, such as African Americans. * Yoga. When practiced regularly and on a long-term basis, yoga can help lower blood pressure levels and also help avoid other heart risk factors. Studies of hypertensive adults with and without coronary…

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High Blood Pressure Levels at the Doctor’s Office

…the instruments in my office are off, or if my staff misread the result. White-Coat Hypertension Causes High Blood Pressure Levels The actual problem, however, is a common condition called white-coat hypertension (WCH). It’s used to describe people who become anxious over a visit to a physician,…

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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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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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Treat Heart Disease With a Heart Healthy Diet Plan

…Herbs and Supplements After years of applying nutritional solutions to the myriad faces of heart disease—high blood pressure levels; chronic hypertension; high triglycerides; elevated L(p)a; angina; and heart attack and stroke—Dr. Sinatra has finally answered his patients’ many requests for a…

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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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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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The Harmful Substance That's "Sweeter" Than Sugar

…arteries at risk; the more likely you are to put on weight; and the more prone you become to metabolic syndrome, a forerunner to diabetes, chronic hypertension, and heart disease. The inability to properly process high fructose corn syrup often leads to an increase in the level of uric acid in the body…

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Don't Be Casual About High Blood Pressure

…problems from becoming big, debilitating ones. That's why I want to talk with you today about the importance of maintaining healthy blood pressure. Hypertension--the clinical name for high blood pressure--is exceedingly common, and as cardiovascular problems go, you might say it's relatively "small." Now…

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