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Acupuncture for High Blood Pressure

2015-12-28 11:04
acupuncture for high blood pressure

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
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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
DASH diet for hypertension

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
Energy drinks increase resting blood pressure

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
garlic for high blood pressure

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
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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
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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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