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Ways to Replace Salt In Your Diet

Ways to Replace Salt In Your Diet

You may not notice it, but Americans are consuming too much sodium, which can result in health problems such as hypertension, heart disease and stroke. There are many natural ways to add flavor to your food using spices and herbs that offers a more complex and satisfying taste than the good old salt. Spices, herbs...

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High Blood Pressure: What Are The Symptoms?

High Blood Pressure: What Are The Symptoms?

Hypertension can be asymptomatic that’s why it is called the “silent killer” Usual symptoms of having high blood pressure include blurred vision, chest pains, headaches and nosebleeds — though these can also be symptoms of an underlying medical condition. Having regular blood pressure readings can help you manage hypertension. High blood pressure is when the...

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A Helpful Guide to Understanding Blood Pressure Readings [Video]

A Helpful Guide to Understanding Blood Pressure Readings [Video]

Your blood pressure reading measures the pressure in your arteries when it is beating and when ith it resting between beats.  Normal blood pressure ranges at 120/80 mm Hg and below. A blood pressure that consistently exceeds 180/120 mm Hg is considered a hypertensive crisis and needs emergency medical attention.  Everyone aims for a healthy...

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Hypertension and Its Effects on The Different Systems of the Body

Hypertension and Its Effects on The Different Systems of the Body

High blood pressure or hypertension damages your blood vessels which lead to blockages in your heart, brain, lungs, kidneys, and other organs. The artery walls tear up and this is where the bad cholesterol attaches and blocks proper blood flow. It is important to have regular blood pressure readings and take note of your numbers...

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New Study May Change The Time You Take Your Blood Pressure Pills

New Study May Change The Time You Take Your Blood Pressure Pills

 Hypertension pills are either taken at bedtime or when you wake up but a new study shows that taking it at bedtime can significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular illness or death. The study found out that taking blood pressure medication at night greatly reduced the risk of heart failure, heart attack, stroke, coronary revascularization...

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Do You Have Hypertension?  These 10 Herbs Might Help Lower Your Blood Pressure

Do You Have Hypertension? These 10 Herbs Might Help Lower Your Blood Pressure

Some are commonly found and some may not, but be on the lookout for herbs like cardamom, cat’s claw, ginger, hawthorn, basil and cinnamon. Incorporating certain herbs into your food can help lower your blood pressure. Consult your doctor for proper management of high blood pressure and what amounts to take for these herbs to...

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Things to note for a healthy blood pressure [Video]

Things to note for a healthy blood pressure [Video]

Around 67 million Americans, a third of the country’s population, have high blood pressure. It’s a risk factor for heart attack and stroke, but 20% of Americans aren’t even aware that they have high blood pressure. Little things can help keep your BP in check, and there are some discrepancies when it comes to BP...

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DASH Diet: Lowers Blood Pressure and Other Health Benefits [Video]

DASH Diet: Lowers Blood Pressure and Other Health Benefits [Video]

When you are hypertensive, you need to follow a low-salt diet to manage your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension or DASH is a kind of diet intended for hypertensive patients. Aside from lowering blood pressure, the DASH diet has other additional health benefits. If you have high blood pressure...

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Persistent hypertension may lead to these complications [Video]

Persistent hypertension may lead to these complications [Video]

Hypertension or high blood pressure is a condition in which the force of blood pushing against the walls of your blood vessels is elevated. Persistent hypertension may cause many health complications and if not controlled properly often results in malignant hypertension. Among hypertension’s complications include problems with the heart and blood vessels, stroke and brain...

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Emergency signs that indicate ‘severe’ high blood pressure

Emergency signs that indicate ‘severe’ high blood pressure

People should watch out for the three signs that may occur when high blood pressure becomes serious. The Mayo Clinic recommends blood pressure reading at least every two years starting at the age of 18. A healthy diet and regular exercise can prevent and lessen the risks of high blood pressure. Symptoms of early-stage high...

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