High Blood Pressure Risk Factors

High Blood Pressure Risk Factors

High blood pressure commonly affects millions of people worldwide. It can lead to several health complications. Over time, the pressure affects the artery walls that can eventually lead to other health problems such as heart disease. A number of risk factors can be associated with high blood pressure. Here are some of them. Excess Weight […]

Different Ways To Lower Your Blood Pressure

Different Ways To Lower Your Blood Pressure

High blood pressure has become a very common problem among people all over the world. It is the result of the modern diet and lifestyle that are main factors to the increase of the condition that can also lead to other serious health conditions if not addressed. It is possible to lower your high blood […]

Caffeine From Drinking Coffee Occasionally May Affect Blood Pressure Treatment

Caffeine From Drinking Coffee Occasionally May Affect Blood Pressure Treatment

  For people who need to manage their blood pressure levels, avoidance of certain foods and medicines may be necessary. Coffee may be one of those. It has been known for some time now that caffeine, a main ingredient found in coffee, can have an effect on blood pressure levels. A new study has indicated […]

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How To Lower Your Blood Pressure

Elevated blood pressure is a distinct sign on possible health conditions. Although some people may feel fine with high blood pressure, it can lead to very serious health consequences down the line if it is not managed well. There are ways you can lower your blood pressure to prevent and avoid other serious health conditions. […]

Foods That Can Lower Your Blood Pressure

Foods That Can Lower Your Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is an increasing health issue among adults. A combination of stress, unhealthy food and lack of exercise has contributed to this problem. Hypertension is a precursor to heart disease and may worsen if left unchecked. People need to seek treatment in order to help control high blood pressure. Healthy eating as well […]

Dark Chocolate May Lower Blood Pressure

Dark Chocolate May Lower Blood Pressure

People love to eat chocolate that it sometimes become a habitual indulgence. It can sometimes be too delicious that many people think it might not be that good on one’s health. But it seems that eating chocolate may also have its good benefits as well. Eating dark chocolate may help lower one’s blood pressure. According […]

Vitamin D and High Blood Pressure

Vitamin D and High Blood Pressure

New research indicates that women who do not have enough vitamin D before menopause may have an increased risk of developing high blood pressure later on. The study also found that if you have vitamin deficiency by age 45, the likelihood of developing hypertension in midlife increases threefold. The researchers examined data from a Michigan Bone Health and Metabolism Study that monitored 559 women in their 20s, 30s and early 40s for 15 years. They looked at the women’s vitamin D levels at upon e…

Understanding Transient Ischemic Attack

Understanding Transient Ischemic Attack

A transient ischemic attack is a condition that is caused by sudden changes in the blood supply going to a particular area of the body, typically the brain. Also more commonly known as TIA, a transient ischemic attack may cause a person to experience a brief neurological dysfunction that lasts for less than 24 hours. If the symptoms persist for more than a day, the condition is categorized as a stroke. Causes of transient ischemic attackThe main cause of a transient ischemic attack is a temporar…

Stinky Farts May Help Regulate Blood Pressure

Stinky Farts May Help Regulate Blood Pressure

Anyone with a functioning nose knows well how terribly annoying it is to smell the rotten-egg aroma of farts. Now researchers have discovered that this smelly gas regulates blood pressure in mice, and possibly humans, too.The role of hydrogen sulfideThe new research revealed that cells lining blood vessels of mice naturally produce hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and found that it relaxes the blood vessels. This in turn controls the rodents’ blood pressure. The researchers said that this gas is also prod…

Listening to Music May Help Lower Blood Pressure

Listening to Music May Help Lower Blood Pressure

A research conducted in Italy conclude that spending at least half an hour a day listening to music as well as slow breathing can lower blood pressure.How was the study conducted?Researchers at the University of Florence, lead by Pietro A. Modesti, MD, PhD, gathered 28 adults who take drugs to control their mild high blood pressure.  The patients were then strapped into a device that tracked their blood pressure for 24 hours.  After which, they were given a CD of classical, Celtic, or Indian mus…