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Potassium is no less important than sodium for controlling blood pressure

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

High sodium consumption is a crucial dietary factor for hypertension or high blood pressure. However, new research suggests potassium intake is just as important. Hypertension is referred by health experts across the world as a silent killer, because it has no obvious signs that indicate something’s amiss. Nearly one billion people in the world have […]

Yoga is Good for Blood Pressure

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

It is estimated about 30 percent of people in the U.S. have prehypertension. A recently-concluded study reveals that doing yoga for an hour daily lowers blood pressure. The study also claimed that regular yoga might also minimize the risk of developing hypertension in people with prehypertension. According to data available, no fewer than 75 million […]

Acupuncture Reduced Blood Pressure, A New Study Finds

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Can acupuncture be used for treating clinical hypertension? A new study says yes, it can. This is the first study to show the changes electroacupuncture produces at the molecular levels to reduce blood pressure in patients diagnosed with high blood pressure. The researchers found that electroacupuncture increases the activity of a specific opioid that regulates […]

High Blood Pressure in Middle Years Linked to Cognitive Decline

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Having high blood pressure or hypertension, particularly in middle age, puts you at a greater risk of cognitive deficit in later years, according to a new study. Hypertension is a common health problem in the US. It is estimated that no fewer than 75 million adults suffer from it. People with high blood pressure have […]

Preterm birth Increases the Risk of High Blood Pressure and Heart Disease Later in Life

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

Children born prematurely have high blood pressure and smaller than normal kidneys in adulthood, according to a recent research. The researchers found that although the classical risk factors for cardiovascular disease might be absent in adults who were born preterm, they have a greater risk of high blood pressure as well as insulin resistance. For […]

Coffee might complicate diagnosis and treatment of blood pressure

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Drinking a cup of coffee 48 hours before your blood pressure test is not a good idea, because caffeine can cause an increase in your blood pressure, which can last for many hours, according to a new study. The same study suggests that in occasional coffee drinkers, caffeine can decrease the efficacy of drugs that […]

Magnesium is Beneficial for High Blood Pressure Patients, A New Study Claims

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

High blood pressure is a huge health concern worldwide. In the US, almost one-third of adult population has high blood pressure. Making the matter worse is the fact that only half of the people having high blood pressure in the US have their condition under control. According to a new study, magnesium can help keep […]

Consuming Fresh Fruits Daily Might Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Death

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Fresh fruits are good for health. Time and again, studies have proven this. Latest research suggests that eating fresh fruit every day augurs well for heart health as well. Researchers have found that people who eat fresh fruits on a daily basis have a lower risk of stroke, heart attack, and death because of a […]

Tai Chi Is Good For Heart Health

Friday, March 4th, 2016

High blood cholesterol and high blood pressure are risk factors of many health conditions. New research shows that Tai Chi and other forms of Chinese exercise might help improve health of individuals with high blood pressure, heart disease, or stroke. Over the course of many years, different Chinese exercises have gained worldwide acceptability and popularity. […]

Too Much Salt Linked With Liver Damage

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Too much of salt is associated with greater risk to high blood pressure. A recent study reveals that it may be harmful to liver health in adults as well as in developing embryos. Salt helps the body in several important bodily functions. For instance, salt plays a vital role in nerve transmissions, hydration, keeping pH […]

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