Hypertension

5 Foods That Can Lower Your Blood Pressure

…-Pressure Lowering Foods 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 blood-pressure lowering foods lowered systolic blood pressure by 11.4 points and diastolic pressure by 5.5 points—reductions…

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Menopause and High Blood Pressure

…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 heart concerns, were “men’s issues” but did you know that women, particularly women in menopause, are at even greater risk for…

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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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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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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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The Health Benefits of Resveratrol

…Australian study of overweight hypertensive men and post-menopausal women, researchers monitored resveratrol’s effect on the brachial artery, the major artery of the upper arm. Impaired blood flow in this vessel is linked to risk factors such as obesity and hypertension. After consuming of a highly bioactive…

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Folate Lowers Blood Pressure In Women

…intake and reducing the risk for hypertension, we do know that the benefits of folate include a reduction in homocysteine levels, which are toxic to blood vessels in the brain and heart. We also know that high homocysteine levels are definitely a threat to hypertensive women. If you are woman with high…

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In a Healthy Heart Diet Beware of Hidden Salt

…soups, and dill pickles. I’ll never forget a patient of mine who had chronic hypertension and ate his fill of canned ham (packed with salt) on Easter Sunday. The next day he was in the emergency room with a hypertensive crisis and acute heart failure. His heart just couldn’t handle the large amount…

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Stroke 101: Risk Factors for Stroke

…patients and their families. There Are Many Risk Factors for Stroke * Family history * Advancing age * Race (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…

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Recognizing a Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia

…factor for sudden cardiac death that is independent of all the other usual American Heart Association heart risk factors, such as age, chronic hypertension, diabetes, smoking and so on. Electropollution and Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia A lot of people have poor respiratory sinus arrhythmia. Medications…

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Beyond Heart Health—Surprising Benefits of CoQ10

…people knew about it. Following in his footsteps, I’ve used CoQ10 with most, if not all, of my cardiovascular patients—including those with hypertension, heart failure, and cardiomyopathy, with excellent results. But while many people know about CoQ10 for heart health, few patients and doctors know…

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Preventing Stroke With Vitamin C

…Vannier also suggests that based on these early findings vitamin C deficiency may be as much of a risk factor for hemorrhagic stroke as obesity, hypertension and alcohol consumption. So, how much vitamin C should you take? I recommend taking 1,000 mg of vitamin C in the morning for preventing stroke,…

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