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...
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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