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

Expert Advice on Exercising With High BP

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How to move, for how long, and what workouts to avoid Keeping your blood pressure in check isn’t just about cutting back on salt. It’s also about moving more and committing to a more active life. If you’re new to … Continue reading

Do You Have Stroke Risk Factors?

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Stroke: Causes and Risk Factors A stroke, sometimes called a “brain attack,” happens when an artery to the brain becomes blocked or ruptures. As a result, blood flow is cut off to a part of the brain, depriving cells of … Continue reading