You eat healthy, exercise regularly, and try to take good care of your health. But for some seemingly unexplainable reason, you have high blood pressure. In some cases, hypertension can be caused by an underlying health condition that you might not even know you have, like hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. Your
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Is watermelon good for you or just a sweet, unhealthy indulgence? This summertime staple is as healthy as it is delicious.
When it comes to hypertension symptoms, a low blood pressure diet can be your medicine. While generally increasing plant foods (especially fruits and vegetables) is a must for anyone suffering from high blood pressure, research shows that certain plant foods are especially good at treating hypertension. With that in mind,
Could the simple act of resolving a relationship conflict with a close friend or relative actually lower your blood pressure numbers? Research is now saying it absolutely can. Not too many years ago, many doctors and even some medical associations were unconvinced that stress reduction techniques could effectively lower elevated blood
Don’t Overlook Calories Added to Coffee and Tea
You may not give much thought to adding a splash of cream and a spoonful of sugar to your coffee or tea, but these add-ins can add up in calories. A study published in Public Health aimed to figure out just how much.
Measuring your blood pressure at home has been proven to be the best way to diagnose and monitor hypertension, as long as you do it correctly. Here’s how to get accurate blood pressure readings in the privacy of your home.
About one in three American adults, some 67 million people, have high blood pressure, one of the most dangerous risk factors for stroke. If you’re age 65 years or older, the odds are even greater that you have hypertension: 64% of men and 69% of women ages 65 and up
If you’re worried about high blood pressure, a new systematic review of scientific evidence has good news: Changing your diet really can make a difference. Not surprisingly, the most effective diet for reducing hypertension was one designed specifically for that purpose—the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) plan. But other
Aside from the occasional aches, pains, and sleeping troubles, my 82-year-old mother is in very good health for her age. But like many other older adults, she takes a medication to help control high blood pressure symptoms. And like plenty of older individuals, she relies on her doctor to let
Scale Back on Sugar
On average, added sugars (those not naturally found in foods) account for more than 13 percent of Americans’ daily calories—that’s almost 270 calories, or about 17 teaspoons of sugar, for someone consuming 2,000 calories a day. The 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans advise limiting added sugars to