May is National High Blood Pressure Month and we want to raise awareness about high blood pressure prevention and control activities. We at Bel Marra recognize the many complications that high blood pressure can cause. We hope our articles on resistant hypertension, high blood pressure and ED (erectile difficulty), and how to lower blood pressure help you.
High blood pressure and erectile dysfunction (ED): How it affects your sex life
High blood pressure and erectile dysfunction (ED) often go hand in hand. While having high blood pressure (hypertension) itself may not initially cause any symptoms, it will damage your arteries over time. This can lead them to become less flexible and progressively more narrow. This not only increases the risk of heart attacks and stroke but also has the potential to compromise blood flow to many organs in the body, including the penis, if left untreated. Continue reading…
High blood pressure lowered by drinking cherry juice: Study
High blood pressure may be lowered by drinking cherry juice. The study found a seven percent reduction in blood pressure after participants consumed tart Montmorency cherry concentrate in comparison to drinking a fruit-flavored beverage.
A growing problem worldwide, high blood pressure is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. It’s also associated with various complications including kidney damage and dementia. Ideal blood pressure is 120/80 mm Hg, which often can be achieved through healthy lifestyle interventions.
For the study, the researchers looked at 15 participants with blood pressure readings of at least 130/90 mm Hg, which is an indicator of a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. The participants consumed either tart Montmorency cherry concentrate or a fruit-flavored beverage. Continue reading…
Resistant hypertension: Causes and strategy to manage and treat resistant high blood pressure
Resistant hypertension (high blood pressure) is diagnosed when a person has made the appropriate lifestyle changes in order to reduce their blood pressure or have taken at least two different types of blood pressure-lowering medications, and yet their blood pressure has not improved. Essentially, resistant hypertension refers to blood pressure that is difficult to treat and that may result from an underlying cause.
Possible causes for resistant hypertension include abnormalities in hormones controlling blood pressure, accumulation of artery-clogging plaque in the vessels that provide nutrients to the kidneys, sleep problems like sleep apnea, obesity, or high alcohol consumption. Continue reading…
What causes high blood pressure?
Ninety to ninety-five percent of high blood pressure cases have no clear cause, though a new study from the Institute of Cytology and Genetics in Russia has found that hypertension may be linked to changes in brain activity and blood flow that occur in early life. High blood pressure is a risk factor for issues concerning the brain, kidneys, heart, eyes, and various other parts of the body. While there is extensive knowledge on the regulation of blood pressure, little is known about the potential causes of high blood pressure. Continue reading…
Lower blood pressure with these natural home remedies
Think of a balloon filled with so much water that it is firm, tense, and almost at the breaking point. Now, what happens if you add a little more water? The water exerts more pressure on the balloon wall, it bursts at its weakest point, and all the water gushes out.
It’s the same with your body. The arteries and veins are the balloons and the blood is the water. In a normal adult, there are 4.7 liters to 5.0 liters of blood in the arteries and veins. This volume is constantly maintained. When we consume water, it goes into our arteries. But it goes out equally through various body processes like perspiration (sweating), urination, and even breathing (water vapor). Continue reading…