Alvin Hopkinson, Patient Expert

Alvin wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for High Blood Pressure.

Pulmonary Hypertension - What You Need to Know

A person suffering from a heart or lung disorder is liable to experience high blood pressure. The walls of the blood vessels and arteries located in the lung area tend to constrict due to a primary disorder, hence the patient becomes doubly afflicted ...
Alvin Hopkinson

Celery and High Blood Pressure: Can It Really be Effective?

A vegetarian’s diet usually has plenty of vitamins A and C, magnesium, calcium, fiber polyunsaturated fat, complex carbohydrates and potassium. The presence of all of these may be the key why vegetarians have lower incidence of hypertension and cardi...
Alvin Hopkinson

Ginseng an Alternative Natural Supplement for High Blood Pressure

No amount of medicines can cure high blood pressure but it can get rid of the symptoms as well as restore the normal blood pressure level. This is the same with herbs when taken as a medication especially when treating high blood pressure. One of the ...
Alvin Hopkinson

Take Vitamin B-complex, C and E for High Blood Pressure

When you take a multivitamin and mineral supplement, your are already supplying your body with nineteen vitamins and minerals. However, living in a stressful condition and environment will require additional vitamin intakes such as B-complex, C and E...
Alvin Hopkinson

Managing Stress to Control Blood Pressure

One of the common causes of high blood pressure not at all related to diet, is the stress factor. Understanding stress and how it affects us is a way of controlling high blood pressure. While other people resort to tranquilizers, smoking, and excessi...
Alvin Hopkinson

How to Enjoy Dining Out with High Blood Pressure

When high blood pressure has afflicted us, we carry it along like a cross wherever we go, including the restaurants. Dining out with high blood pressure is a test us of our will power to avoid sumptuous meals laden with sodium and potassium rich food...
Alvin Hopkinson

What Types of Hypertension Medicine Will Your Doctor Prescribe?

More than likely if you are diagnosed with having hypertension your doctor will prescribe you with a medication that will help you keep your blood pressure under control. It is also common for the doctor to suggest lifestyle changes and hypertension ...
Alvin Hopkinson

The 7 Most Common Causes for Low Blood Pressure

Understanding what causes low blood pressure is important knowledge that all adults should have. There are several different causes for low blood pressure and throughout this article we will get into more detail with the top seven causes. Understandi...
Alvin Hopkinson