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Although medication has been the most popular form of treatment to combat high blood pressure, studies have introduced effective home remedies as an alternative solution. Reducing your blood pressure is essential as it may lead to heart attack, kidney disease or stroke; the three major health diseases resulting from hypertension. Therefore, it would be beneficial to use herbs and vitamins for HBP in order to slow down the constricting of the arteries process.
Herbs and vitamins are often considered natural home remedies because they have successfully relieved the effects of this life-threatening condition. These natural remedies treat hypertension in conjunction with good eating habits and a healthy lifestyle.
Along with reducing elevated blood pressure, the natural supplements can lower cholesterol levels and fight arteriosclerosis . This is significant in that both of these conditions work together to hardened the arteries, thereby monopolizing the effects o...
My doctor didn't give me one of the new drugs that are good for my blood pressure. Is this because she is not up to date? Recently the New York Times ran an editorial and several pieces on the "Op Ed" page about lecturers having conflicts of interest when giving such lectures. I am currently on a plane preparing to give grand rounds to doctors at a community hospital on the subject of hypertension control. At this particular hospital, and others at which I have lectured, they were quite careful to make sure that I disclose any such conflicts. As do many other physicians, I receive indirect support for some of my research from drug companies. It is indirect because the research that I do has to do with adjudication (or judging) of adverse events, reporting of side effects, and what is called "investigator initiated research" (not related to the use of the drug or device, directed at finding out why the disease does what it does). As such, the type of...
Hypertension is blood pressure that is often higher than 140/90 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).
HBP; Blood pressure - high
Blood pressure can vary throughout the day and change with activity. A blood pressure measurement has two numbers:
The top (systolic) number is the blood pressure during the heartbeat.
The bottom (diastolic) number is the blood pressure between beats.
According to the American Heart Association, adults should normally have a blood pressure less than 120/80 mm Hg.
Pre-hypertension is when the top number is 120-139 mm Hg and the bottom number is over 80-89 mm Hg on most measurements. If you have pre-hypertension, you are likely to develop high blood pressure at some time in your life, unless you make lifestyle changes.
High blood pressure can affect all types of people. You have a higher risk of high blood pressure if you have a family history of the disease. High blood pr...
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