blood pressure : Health news, advice and natural remedies

Can this essential mineral help your blood pressure?

potassium-linked-to-healthier-blood-pressureHigh blood pressure, or hypertension, is when the pressure of blood flow pushes against veins. High blood pressure can contribute to other major heart events and even stroke. High blood pressure can be symptomless and if not monitored will only …

If you want better blood pressure avoid these popular supplements

avoid St. John’s Wort for better blood pressureWhen it comes to treating ailments, many of us like to opt for natural remedies. Studies continue to come out on the effectiveness of supplements and natural remedies. But as the influx of going naturally grows, it’s important to …

Elevated blood pressure linked with risk of heart disease in later life

blood pressureJust about anyone can have high blood pressure. Although there are contributing factors which can elevate blood pressure, it can affect anyone. In fact, most people don’t even realize they have high blood pressure as it doesn’t pose many symptoms. …

Lower your blood pressure by going to the zoo?

lower-blood-pressureBlood pressure on the rise? Maybe you’ve already changed your diet, took salt out of the picture, and maybe you even began exercising a bit. Sure, these are notable means of lowering blood pressure, but they’re not all you can …

Easy way to lower your risk of falls and injury

tips-to-avoid-falls-and-injuryThe risk of bone fractures and injury as we age increases as we lose bone density and just aren’t as strong as we once were. Even medications we take can put us at risk of falls by causing dizziness and …

Common ingredient is worse than salt for blood pressure

Hidden food ingredient that is raising your blood pressureWhether you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure or told you’re at risk of developing the same, you’ve likely been advised to limit your sodium intake. But new research shows that sugar – particularly the kind found in processed foods …

Sitting like this is bad for your heart

heart, blood pressureYou eat fairly healthy, you exercise and you even get ample amount of sleep most nights. But chances are that you’ve got a daily habit that isn’t doing your body any favors – and you don’t even know it.

Are …

Why where you live could be destroying your heart

 blood pressure, preventionWe all have little pet peeves and annoyances that irritate us to no end. If you’re anything like me, you’re likely to notice the fast pace and noise of highways.

It can make an already-existent headache a lot worse. …

Mayo Clinic discovers missing link to blood pressure problems

blood pressure, weight

Are your pants getting a little tight these days? Extra weight can be cause for concern, I’m sure you realize, but…

Even five pounds can make a difference to your health.

Those small fluctuations in weight could be doing you …

Why the next few months are critical for your heart

blood pressure, heartI’ve started taking lukewarm showers in the morning, instead of my usual steamy 20 minutes of utter surrender and relaxation. You don’t need a lot of time, if you’re quick about it, to lather up and condition your hair.

A …

Disease-fighting power of this humble vegetable…

blood pressure, diabetesAlthough fall means the days will get cooler and shorter, those harvest vegetables are now in season – and they have so many health benefits to offer.

One vegetable, in particular, packs a punch when it comes to providing you …

Fix for your blood pressure could be in your fridge right now

blood pressure, probioticsHow is your digestion? Any gas or bloating? A popular fix to promote digestion and regularity is probiotics, the healthy bacteria found in some common foods and supplements that help to increase the good bacteria in your gut.

It turns …

The foods that give you high blood pressure

blood pressure, heart diseaseThe next time you have a hankering for a gooey cheese spread to go with your crackers, some Parmesan on top of that bowl of pasta, or even a supersized cola to wash it all down, you should really take …

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