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Lower Blood Pressure Levels With Diuretics

…turkey, fish, and chicken. For people with heart failure, there are no alternatives to standard, conventional diuretics. For those with mild water retention, I would consider the following alternatives: * Drink ginger tea daily. * Take uva ursi extract, 100–200 mg daily. This herb is from the bearberry…

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How Salt Causes High Blood Pressure

…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 consumes…

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Proper Sodium-Potassium Balance Reduces Cardiovascular Risk

…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 pressure. But I've found that many people are unfamiliar with the need to consume extra potassium…

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In a Healthy Heart Diet Beware of Hidden Salt

…sodium. Here I was, a cardiologist as well as a holistic health practitioner, 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…

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