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e-Counseling on lifestyle is a dynamic way to help control blood pressure

2017-03-20 20:54

Researchers say that lifestyle intervention leads to a 10 point decrease in systolic blood pressure. Electronic counseling, or e-Counseling, offers a very good approach for this intervention.

In many instances a healthy lifestyle can help to significantly lower your blood pressure naturally without drugs.

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High blood pressure diet foods you must eat

2017-01-04 15:00

If you are struggling to figure out which high blood pressure diet foods are safe to eat and which ones will improve your health, then you may want to pay attention to the following tips.

High blood pressure affects an estimated 75 million adults in the United States, and the World Health Organization points out that 1 billion people around the globe have it.

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How Hot Tubs and Prayer Protect Your Heart This Christmas

2016-12-13 23:34

Holidays are a time of merry celebrations – which means more eating. Researchers found that taking a bath in the hot tub actually protects you from your holiday feasts. Here are more ways you can keep your heart healthy this December.

People tend to overeat over the holidays, which doctors say can lead to heart problems especially if you have a heart condition and do vigorous sports with the family

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Education can help you beat dementia

2016-11-23 06:18

There has been a trend towards less dementia in elderly people, particularly among the well educated.

As people age a big concern is possibly being hit with dementia. One good way to avoid dementia is to get a good education according to researchers.

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High Blood Pressure Deemed Worst Possible Condition for Brain

2016-10-12 15:55

Hypertension (high blood pressure) can have devastating health consequences if not treated, including increasing your chances of developing dementia.

The American Heart Association has made a bold statement about the hazards of uncontrolled high blood pressure, calling it “the worst possible thing for the brain,” as noted by Weill Cornell Medica

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Acupuncture for High Blood Pressure

2015-12-28 11:04

For the first time, researchers have scientifically shown that acupuncture (specifically, electroacupuncture) can reduce blood pressure among individuals with hypertension. For anyone looking for a drug-free way to manage this common health challenge, acupuncture for high blood pressure may be an option to consider.

The study involved the use of electroacupuncture, a form of acupuncture in which individuals receive low-intensity electrical pulses through ultra-thin needles that are inserted at specific sites t

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8 Classes of Blood Pressure Drugs and Why Are They 3rd on the 10 Most Dangerous Drugs List

2015-10-19 12:05

When you go to the doctor and you’re told you have high blood pressure, you probably aren’t told to go home and change your diet but indeed, that should be the first thing you do as well as addressing other aspects of lifestyle. Here are 8 classes of blood pressure drugs.

Medications that lower blood pressure do come with a price and side effects.

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This Diet Plan is as Effective as a Blood Pressure Pill Says Weight Loss Panel Expert

2015-10-14 01:22

If you are overweight AND have high blood pressure, here is a diet plan recommendation by one weight loss panel expert who helped pick the best diet plans for 2015 earlier this year.

According to a recent news report by NBC affiliate station K5 in Western Washington, choosing a diet plan is not easy.

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Energy drinks raise blood pressure in caffeine naive

2015-03-14 13:04

Individuals who do not regularly consume caffeine experience a significant rise in resting blood pressure after consuming energy drinks, according to researchers from the Mayo Clinic.

Researchers recorded blood pressure and heart rate before giving either a can of a commercially available energy drink or a placebo drink to 25 healthy adults between the ages of 19 and 40.

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Should You Take Garlic to Fight High Blood Pressure?

2015-01-15 10:14

I have been a lifelong fan of garlic for several reasons, including its reported ability to lower blood pressure and boost the immune system. Although I don’t have hypertension, I know many people who do and so I’m interested in whether one should take garlic to lower blood pressure.

A new meta-analysis published in the Journal of Clinical Hypertension tackles this question.

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Lower Your Blood Pressure by Trying These Simple Science-Backed Tricks

2014-08-05 17:11

According to the July/August issue of Eating Well, 2 out of every 3 Americans over the age of 60 are clinically hypertensive. The cut-off value for a diagnosis of high blood pressure is when your blood pressure reading is greater than 140/90. Does this mean that you too are statistically likely to have high blood pressure and be at an increased risk of heart disease or stroke?

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Feeding kids veggies early and often is best: 4 patterns

2014-06-09 23:43

Eating a lot of vegetables has been shown to really be beneficial for the healthy growth and development of kids. Yet, it is often difficult to get kids to develop a taste for vegetables. It appears from research that starting kids off on vegetables early in life and feeding them vegetables often is the best approach to helping to avoid problems with a desire to eat vegetables as they are growing up.

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Good News: Health care professionals are smoking less

2014-01-10 16:45

Smoking remains a major killer. Even with the flood of research to confirm how dangerous smoking really is, far too many people continue to smoke. Clearly, it helps to have health care professionals set a good example by not smoking themselves. Recent research shows there may be some progress in this area as less health care professionals smoke.

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Grape Seed Extract and Blood Pressure, Latest Findings

2013-10-22 07:03

In previous studies, grape seed extract in capsules was shown to be an effective natural alternative for lowering blood pressure. Now new research results are adding to that war chest, but how well did grape seed extract perform? Well enough to make you consider using it?

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How To Use Your Mind to Lower Blood Pressure

2013-10-20 09:21

Seventy percent of people with high blood pressure in the United States treat this disease with medication. If you are among the millions of people with hypertension, would you like to know how to use your mind to lower your blood pressure and avoid the side effects and expense of the drugs?

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Common blood pressure drug may boost brain power, slow dementia decline

2013-07-30 15:08

ACE inhibitors, a class of drug used to lower blood pressure, slows the rate of cognitive decline in dementia and even boosts brain power, according to a study published by BMJ Open.

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