Hypertension

Four Natural Remedies for High Blood Pressure

…monitor, learn how to use it correctly, and periodically take your blood pressure at home. Do not, I repeat, do not simply accept a diagnosis of hypertension and allow your doctor to put you on the drug merry-go-round. Check and re-check your numbers, and try reducing your blood pressure through healthy…

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Boost Nitric Oxide Levels to Improve Health

…vicious cycle. Diseased arteries can’t generate enough protective nitric oxide, and low nitric oxide levels set the stage for further damage, hypertension, and increased risk of cardiac events. This explains why nitroglycerin is such an effective therapy for angina. It triggers nitric oxide production…

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6 Effective, Natural Home Remedies

…clinic is Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, but any type of vinegar will do. * V8 for Hypertension: A high intake of potassium from fruits and vegetables is an excellent natural home remedy for hypertension. However, few people get even the minimum recommendation of five servings per day. That’s…

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Get Pumped with EECP Therapy

…patients with vascular dementia and memory loss, erectile dysfunction, Parkinson’s disease, neuropathy, peripheral artery disease, stubborn hypertension, some types of kidney disease and vision problems, and a handful of other conditions. The Whitaker Wellness Institute was one of the first clinics…

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Four Medical Tests That Can Save Your Life

…monitoring a specific condition. 2. Regular Blood Pressure Readings: According to the American Heart Association, as many as 76 million Americans have hypertension, 28 percent of them are unaware of it, and a large percentage of those who have been diagnosed have poor blood pressure control. This is why I recommend…

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Surprising Connection Between Insulin and Hypertension

…treated with either oral drugs or insulin, and what they discovered may shock you. They found that patients using insulin had a higher prevalence of hypertension (61.3 versus 53.9 percent), and the longer they used it, the greater their risk. This is not surprising when you consider insulin’s activities…

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7 Baking Soda Health Benefits

…in the body that buffers acids and helps keep pH in check. In people who have chronic kidney disease, which is most often caused by diabetes or hypertension, poorly functioning kidneys have a hard time removing acid from the body. This often results in a condition known as metabolic acidosis. In one…

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Lose Weight, Lose Diabetes

…get out of the office,’ and those meals were usually ‘supersized’ so I could get as much food as possible for my money. “I already had hypertension and high cholesterol when a routine physical found a fasting blood sugar of 160, and I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Fortunately for me, my…

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Vitamin B, Vitamin C, and Diabetes

…diabetes complications. Finally, vitamin C is an excellent therapy for another condition that often co-exists in individuals living with diabetes: hypertension. Irish researchers found that just 500 mg of vitamin C a day lowered blood pressure and arterial stiffness in patients with type 2 diabetes. I recommend…

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4 Secrets for Eating Your Way to Better Heart Health

…tract and cause sharp spikes in blood sugar. High-glycemic index foods contribute to insulin resistance, which is a common underlying cause of hypertension and abnormalities in cholesterol and triglycerides. 4. Eat healthy fats in moderation. These include omega-3 fatty acids found in flaxseed and cold…

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How to Beat Metabolic Syndrome

Tens of millions of Americans are suffering with metabolic syndrome—the precursor to type 2 diabetes—and if you have abdominal fat, hypertension, abnormal lipids, and/or borderline high blood sugar, you’re likely one of them. Fortunately, you can beat metabolic syndrome by addressing its underlying…

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Heal Your Body With Thermotherapy

…dilates the arteries and protects the vascular endothelium—the thin layer of cells lining the blood vessel walls, which plays a key role in hypertension, atherosclerosis, and other cardiovascular conditions. Japanese researchers tested the benefits of thermotherapy in patients with high blood pressure…

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Adjunctive Treatments for Congestive Heart Failure

…failure, and it contributes to 300,000 deaths annually. Congestive heart failure occurs when the heart muscle—damaged by a heart attack, chronic hypertension or coronary artery disease, infection, drugs or toxins—is unable to pump enough nutrient- and oxygen-rich blood to meet the body’s requirements…

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The Many Benefits of Magnesium Treatment

…pressure. Magnesium treatment relaxes the smooth muscle tissues that dilate the arteries and reduce blood pressure. In one study, participants with hypertension who took 300 mg of magnesium daily for three months had marked reductions in blood pressure compared to those who took a placebo pill. 3. Magnesium…

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The Best Foods for Health

…and tasty way to increase your intake of DHA is to eat DHA-enriched eggs. * Drinking a little alcohol lowers risk of heart attack in men with hypertension. * Flavonoid-rich foods for health (apples, pears, strawberries, dark chocolate, and red wine) lower risk of heart disease and death in postmenopausal…

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Two Diabetes Risk Factors You May Not Know About

…and antipsychotic drugs (such as Seroquel and Risperdal, used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder). Drugs prescribed for patients with hypertension, such as thiazide diuretics (also used to treat heart failure), and beta blockers raise risk of diabetes as well. Researchers recently discovered…

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New Vitamin D Recommendations Are Misguided

…National Institutes of Health database on vitamin D. They show that vitamin D supplementation is protective against: * Cancer * Heart disease * Hypertension * Peripheral artery disease * Type 2 diabetes * Multiple sclerosis * Rheumatoid arthritis * Asthma * Depression * Dementia * Autism * Falls and…

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