Relax Your Way To Lower Blood Pressure

Should You Get Screened for an Aneurysm?

…aneurysm. If your physician detects an aneurysm, you have options. If an aneurysm is small enough, you will need regular follow up and possible medical and surgical intervention if your aneurysm grows dangerously large . You may also need to take medication to relax your blood vessels and lower the risk…

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Salt: A Common Cause for High Blood Pressure

…is a cause for 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 a day—practically two times the upper limit for good health. To Reduce Your Blood Pressure, Lower Your Salt Intake Here are…

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5 Ways to Help Prevent a Cardiac Event

…heart-healing power of yoga. The stretching and breath work of yoga, when practiced regularly, helps to relax the arterial walls, improve heart rate variability, lower blood pressure, and slows your heart rate. 3. Start juicing. Juicing fruits and vegetables like carrots, apples, kale and spinach gives…

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When and How to Find a Natural Heart Doctor

…toward healing foods. For instance, potassium rich foods can relax the arterial walls, which helps to lower blood pressure and prevent heart attacks and strokes. You also want a doctor that doesn't focus on driving your cholesterol lower, but understands that inflammation is the real cause of heart…

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5 Heart-Healthy Foods That Boost Your Immune System, Too

…Together, they boost your immune system throughout the cold and flu season. Garlic is also one of my dad’s top heart-healthy superfoods, and with good reason. It’s an excellent natural blood thinner, helps to lower cholesterol and high blood pressure, and may protect the blood vessels from developing…

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EECP for Cardiovascular Health

…patients to control bleeding and raise blood pressure after shock-trauma situations. EECP Sort of Combines the Two Also a noninvasive procedure, EECP involves a pair of inflatable pants that surround your lower extremities and are covered in rigid steel cylinders. When the heart is relaxing in the phase…

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Are You a Victim of Holiday Heart Syndrome?

…coined back in 1978 to describe the increase in incidents of heart attacks, arrhythmias, and high blood pressure that go hand in hand with increased alcohol intake over the holidays. Alcohol also exerts a depressant effect that can cause a slowing of brain activity, which lowers your serotonin levels.…

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What are ACE Inhibitor Drugs?

…potent blood 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.…

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Olive Oil is Heart-Healthy: But Only If It's Not a Fake

I’ve always loved olive oil—the way it smells and tastes, and the way it adds texture and depth to just about any dish. It’s also incredibly heart-healthy, helping to prevent heart disease, lowering blood pressure, and reducing inflammation. Yet, that’s only if the olive oil you buy is real olive…

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5 Food Label Traps and How to Avoid Them

…doctors are focused on lowering sodium for healthy blood pressure. But just as important as lowering your sodium consumption is increasing your potassium intake. Potassium relaxes your arterial walls, which helps to bring blood pressure back into the healthy range. Always strive to consume more potassium…

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The 10 Most Common Heart Health Fallacies

…order to make a real difference in their health, they had to lose a lot of weight. But by losing even a few pounds you reduce abdominal fat, which is a major source of potentially-damaging inflammatory chemicals. Lowering your body weight by just 10 percent can bring down your blood pressure numbers…

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