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Health Articles High blood pressure: what is it?
High blood pressure (or hypertension) is a condition in which the blood pressure in your arteries is higher than normal. High blood pressure doesn't usually present any symptoms until a vital organ is ...
Health Articles Hypertension and its causes
Blood pressure is the force of blood pressing against the inner walls of blood vessels. Just like air in a bike tire, the force of the blood inside a blood vessel determines the blood pressure.
Health Articles High blood pressure: silent risk
High blood pressure, which is also called hypertension, could be silently putting you at risk for heart disease and strokes. High blood pressure is often called the "silent killer" because people don't feel any different unless their blood pressure is really high, which is partly why most people who have been diagnosed with high blood pre ...
Health Articles Heart disease: risk factors
In order to function properly, your heart needs a large and continuous stream of oxygen-enriched blood, which is supplied directly to your heart muscle through your coronary arteries. If your coronary arteries become clogged, blocked, inflamed, infected, or injured, the blood flow to your heart will be reduced, which can cause injur ...
Health Articles Your blood pressure may be higher than you think
How long has it been that we've been taking blood pressure (BP) readings? About 200 years or so, I think, which is also, I believe, even longer than Regis has been on tv. So given that we've been at it for so long, you'd think that we would never err in taking BP ...
Health Articles Simple ways to decrease your salt intake
Looking for ways to eat healthier? Decreasing your salt intake is a start. Read more on easy tips to eat less salt.
Health Articles The ALLHAT results - are diuretics the best blood pressure medication after all?
If you are being treated for high blood pressure (hypertension) or know someone who is, you should be aware of a study showing that the diuretic chlothalidone was more effective than the angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor lisinopril and the calcium channel blocker (CCB) amlodipine in preventing certain blood pressure-related complicatio ...
Health Articles DASH high blood pressure
The DASH approach to eating is an effective way to lower your blood pressure and increase your overall health and well-being. DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. The DASH study has shown that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and low fat dairy products could substantially lower blood pressure which could reduce heart diseas ...
Health Articles Congestive heart failure: causes
Seventy percent of all cases of congestive heart failure are due to poor blood supply to the heart. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is also a factor. High blood pressure causes the heart muscle to become stiff so it cannot accept all the blood returning from the body and ...
Health Articles The DASH diet
A common diet that is often used to manage blood pressure and stop hypertension is the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet. This diet is rich in fiber and nutrients and contains much more potassium, calcium, and magnesium than the average diet.

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