High Blood Pressure – Are You At Risk?

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When your heart pumps blood, pressure is exerted against the walls of the arteries, prompting the term “blood pressure“. While your heart is actively pumping blood, your blood pressure is at its highest, referred to as systolic pressure. When your … Continue reading

Home Blood Pressure Monitoring – What You Should Know

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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) is defined as a reading of 140/90 and above. It is strongly recommended by healthcare professionals and organizations that people suffering with the disease should make monitoring their blood pressure at home a daily routine. Keeping … Continue reading

Complementary and Alternative Treatments for High Blood Pressure

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There are many different types of complementary and alternative treatments believed to be effective for treating high blood pressure (hypertension). Scientific evidence indicates that a diet that is low in saturated fat and salt and rich in complex carbohydrates (vegetables, … Continue reading

Side Effects of High Blood Pressure Medications

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Any medication can cause side effects, and high blood pressure (HBP) medications are no exception. However, many people do not have side effects from taking hypertension drugs, and often the side effects are mild. Still, it’s important to stay informed … Continue reading

Medications That Cause High Blood Pressure

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High Blood Pressure and Drug Safety To make sure your medication for high blood pressure is working effectively, avoid certain other drugs because: Some medicines can make blood pressure rise. If you have high blood pressure to begin with, it … Continue reading