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You will be surprise at how many of the food we normally eat are
high blood pressure natural remedies. They can be found in your kitchen! Bananas :
Studies have proven that banana can help to lower blood pressure. Three
to four servings of potassium-rich fruits and vegetables are needed
daily for an average person. It is believed that by increasing this
amount by two fold can benefit your high blood pressure condition.
Other fruits that work the same way is: winter squash, baked sweet
potatoes, cantaloupe, spinach, dried apricots, boiled potatoes with
skin, orange juice, raisins and currants Canola, mustard seed, or safflower oils : Cooking with polyunsaturated oils can both lower your cholesterol and blood pressure. Breads :
Homocysteine is found around your blood. This substance in great amount
is suppose too lower the stretching ability of your arteries. If you
have stiff arteries, this translate to extra work for your heart to
pump the blood around. Folate lowers the amount of homocyste...
A newly published study, The Role of Clinical Uncertainty in Treatment Decisions for Diabetic Patients with Uncontrolled Blood Pressure , points out that people with
diabetes and hypertension (AKA high blood pressure or HBP) often see their
physicians, have high BP readings, yet don't have their HBP treatment adjusted.
The authors give examples of
why physicians procrastinate, ranging from the obvious (the patient showed up at
the clinic for another problem that took priority) to the seemingly bizarre (if
more than one reading was obtained, which blood pressure value or which
combination of values would best represent a patient's true blood pressure).
Perhaps of some concern is
that the authors only investigated the behavior of primary care Veteran's
Administration physicians; whether the behaviors of private-practice
physicians, specialists, or Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants would
be different can only be speculated. It might well be worse in other settings,...
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...
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