Alvin Hopkinson

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

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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 ...

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...

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 ...

B-Complex Vitamins: How its Positive Effects Control Blood Pressure

People under emotional stress especially during physical injury are required to take vitamin B-complex to feel more relaxed. Experts often relate the B-complex vitamins as the stress relievers and doctors prescribed them particularly for patients who ...

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...

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...

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...

High Blood Pressure Unusual Symptoms: Could What You Feel be More Serious?

High blood pressure is commonly referred to as a ‘silent killer’ because many people overlook the warning signs and symptoms. It is important that you are aware of some of the less than common symptoms that should be recognised. High blood pressure u...

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 ...

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...