A new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society has found that thiazide diuretics’ side effects are more common than previously thought and urges doctors to use greater caution when prescribing.
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As the summers continue to grow longer and hotter, it is becoming more important for people, particularly older adults, to understand the symptoms of heat-related illnesses. The human body works hard to maintain a normal temperature, but excessive heat forces the body to work harder than normal. In essence, the
Because kidney pain location is frequently focused in the upper back, it’s easy to mistake kidney pain for pinched nerve that can trigger spinal stenosis symptoms. Kidney pain also tends to feel different—deeper, with kidney pain location under the ribs rather than centered on the spinal column (although kidneys pain
Many patients who have heart failure also have other medical conditions, for which they may take numerous prescription medications daily. However, many commonly used medications can cause or worsen heart failure, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).
The AHA’s list of more than 70 medications that may cause or worsen
Why does the label on my blood pressure medication say I should avoid sun exposure while taking it?
Several types of medications, including some blood pressure drugs, antidepressants, antibiotics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and diuretics, can cause “chemical photosensitivi-ty,” which is an enhanced reaction to ultraviolet (UV) light that makes skin extra-sensitive
Could just drinking a tasty fruit juice to lower blood pressure really work? Research shows as little as 2 ounces a day of this ancient drink is enough to help lower blood pressure and experience the heart-healthy benefits.
Caution! Skipping Cardiovascular Meds Boosts Stroke Risk
People who skip their lipid-lowering or antihypertensive medications or lower their dosages on their own may be putting their brains—and their lives—greatly at risk, according to a recent study. Researchers found that individuals who fail to follow recommended drug regimens designed to lower cholesterol
Q. I keep seeing advertisements for a supplement called Prevagen, which is supposed to boost memory. Is it worth it for me to buy some?
A. The manufacturer of Prevagen claims that the product enhances memory by replacing proteins that are lost as we age with a protein called apoaequorin, which
Fish oil supplements, those golden capsules loaded with heart-healthy omega-3s, may not have quite the punch they’re touted to have. Ten percent of all Americans—31.9 million people—take the capsules, which are the third most widely used dietary supplement after multivitamins and calcium. But recent studies, published in a variety of
Medications that lower high blood pressure (hypertension) are essential in the battle to prevent heart attack and brain-damaging stroke. But finding the right antihypertensive drug for an individual patient from among the many available medications is not necessarily a straightforward process. Many factors must be considered in selecting a patient’s