Tag: blood pressure control

Diabetic Neuropathy: What It Means, How to Treat It

Diabetic Neuropathy: What It Means, How to Treat It

Diabetic neuropathy is a relatively common complication of diabetes. Some 60 to 70 percent of all people with diabetes experience some form of neuropathy in their lifetime.
While the reason this happens isn’t fully understood, researchers think that blood glucose affects how nerves transmit signals in the body and also damages

Q&A: Kidney Stones; Cognitive Decline; Energy

Q. I’m a woman in my mid-60s. What can I do to help prevent kidney stone formation?
A. The clearest link between women and kidney stones is overweight/obesity, smoking, and being sedentary. But a larger question is how kidney stones affect the health of other organs in your body. Kidney stones

Side Effects of Blood Pressure Meds

Life-saving antihypertensive drugs are widely used to lower blood pressure linked with damage to the brain, eyes, heart, arteries and bodily organs. They also prevent injury or death from stroke or heart attack. However, antihypertensive medications can cause mental and physical side effects, some of which may seriously affect vulnerable

Fill Your Nutrient Shortfall

When scientists observe that lots of people within our population don’t meet their needs for particular nutrients, they are dubbed “shortfall nutrients.” Here are four essential nutrients most likely to be insufficient in your diet, based on the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, and simple strategies on how to

A Potassium-rich Diet May Help Protect Your Heart and Kidneys

Learn the key food sources that will supply generous amounts of this important nutrient, and why potassium is so key to heart health.
Maintaining healthy levels of potassium in your body is beneficial, regardless of any health concerns. But if you have type 2 diabetes, higher levels of urinary potassium

A Little Celery Every Day May Help Lower Your Blood Pressure

A recent study suggests that a phytochemical in celery helps relax the walls of the arteries to reduce pressure and improve blood flow.

Celery may not be the most exciting vegetable in the produce section, but it may just help you get your blood pressure down. A study published earlier this

Understand and Prevent Health Complications from Hypertension

Getting your high blood pressure under control can do much more than ease the strain on your heart and blood vessels. By not managing hypertension, you run the risk of heart failure, heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, as well as problems related to vision and brain function.
Unfortunately, many people with

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