Too Low Blood Pressure

6 Surprising Blood Pressure Facts Everyone Should Know

…a normal blood pressure level should be and the importance of checking blood pressure regularly. But beyond that, there are many things about blood pressure that people don’t know, or are afraid to ask. So, I wanted to share six of those surprising blood pressure facts with you. 1. Too little salt…

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The 10 Most Common Heart Health Fallacies

…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 and reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes. So when it comes to weight loss, keep in mind that a little means a lot. 5. No pain, no gain…

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In a Healthy Heart Diet, Beware of Hidden Salt

…and I hadn’t made the connection. Excess salt contributes to water retention, and that was my problem. Of course, too much salt also makes it difficult to control high blood pressure and contributes toward a myriad of other heart risk factors. I quickly changed my ways and my spaghetti sauce recipe…

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Preventing Stroke With Vitamin C

…But vitamin C is critical to heart health—preventing coronary artery disease and strengthening the blood vessel walls. Plus, now a new study suggests that having a vitamin C level that’s too low may increase your risk factors for stroke—or, more specifically, a hemorrhagic stroke. The primary French…

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5 Surprising Heart Disease Risk Factors

…dysfunction and the cardiovascular system. They cited “degeneration and weakening of the heart muscle, fatty degeneration of the heart, low blood pressure, high blood pressure, enlargement of the heart, dilation of the aorta, and arteriosclerosis.” If you have an irritable bowel, it's important to exercise…

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Metabolic Syndrome Tests: How to Determine If You’re At Risk

…metabolic syndrome can be tricky. Most signs of metabolic syndrome are “silent,” including abnormalities in insulin, blood pressure, and cholesterol. But there is one telltale sign which too many people ignore at their own peril. Use a Tape Measure to Do This Simple Metabolic Syndrome Test Your waist size…

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5 Common Cardiovascular Myths

…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 and reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes. * Saturated fat is something to be feared. Patients often avoid foods containing saturated fats…

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When a Healthy Cholesterol Level Can Go Wrong

…proteins: LDL, or low-density lipoprotein, and HDL, or high-density lipoprotein. LDL carries ready-to-use cholesterol molecules that can be absorbed by cells that need it, and HDL picks up excess cholesterol and carries it back to the liver for recycling and excretion. In the blood, LDL cholesterol is…

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Vitamin B Benefits for Your Heart

low, too. So, it’s critical to get these nutrients in supplement form in order to get the full vitamin B benefits. Now it's your turn: Have you found that vitamin B benefits your homocysteine levels? You May Also Be Interested In: * The Magic of Garlic * Good News for Women: Folate Lowers Blood Pressure

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