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AKA high blood pressure — the silent killer.

Lower Your High Blood Pressure With The DASH Diet

You know that your diet can affect your tendency to develop high blood pressure, but how do you know what’s safe to eat and what you should avoid? Is there a simple, easy meal plan tailored especially for people worried about their blood pressure? YES — the DASH diet! With this diet, cutting out foods that contribute […]

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High Blood Pressure Treatment — Medications

If you’ve been diagnosed with hypertension, your doctor may want to prescribe medication to bring your blood pressure to a more manageable level. It’s important to know what each of these medications does to understand your treatment better.Prescription High Blood Pressure MedicationsThese medications require a prescription which must then be filled by a pharmacy. Your […]

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The Most Common High Blood Pressure Complications

Brief high blood pressure spikes aren’t usually of great concern but if your blood pressure remains high for a long time, you may experience some adverse side effects, even though you may feel fine. Certain issues due to ongoing elevated blood pressure can be easily managed. However, other life-threatening issues can also develop. Learn about the more […]

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Your Blood Pressure — An Important Update!

New Blood Pressure GuidelinesDid you know that new blood pressure guidelines were released 2 days ago? While you might not have been diagnosed with hypertension last week, this week may be a very different story.You May Now Have HypertensionIf your blood pressure is 130/80 you now have hypertension. That comes from the American Heart Association and […]

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Eat Your Berries — They’re Superfoods

We know how beneficial berries can be for our brains. What about the rest of our bodies? Our hearts, for example… Those same anthocyanins that combat oxidation and inflammation in your brain do the same elsewhere. Those two are demons that have a hand in many chronic diseases — heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, etc. In […]

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