Tag: blood pressure reduction

1. Eating Wisely As You Age

How Diet Makes a Difference
We all know that eating a healthy diet is important for growing children, and the obesity epidemic and soaring rates of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other chronic diseases dramatically demonstrate the need to eat right from young adulthood into middle age. But does what you eat

2. Focus on Your Eating Pattern

A New Way of Thinking About Diet
For the first time, the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) emphasize the importance of choosing healthy dietary patterns—not just individual foods or specific vitamins and minerals—to prevent chronic disease.
“Over the course of any given day, week, or year, individuals consume foods and beverages

Ask the Doctor: Breast Cancer, Constipation, Blood Pressure

Q: Are alternative therapies effective for treating side effects of breast cancer treatment?

A: Alternative therapies that are worth considering include mind-body approaches that can help ease the stress of your illness and its treatment—for example, meditation, aromatherapy, and hypnotherapy. Acupuncture may also be helpful: Clinical evidence shows that it may

Study: Jaw Device and CPAP Lead to Similar BP Improvements

For a long time, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) has been the gold standard in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). But new research, published in JAMA, found that the use of CPAP and mandibular advancement devices (MADs) had similar effects on blood pressure reduction in patients with OSA.

Diet, Exercise May be More Effective than Meds for BP

Lifestyle approaches, such as reducing salt intake and saturated fat consumption, and increasing physical activity may be more effective than taking blood pressure-lowering medication, according to researchers from the University of Liverpool. Using a mathematical model to assess the role medication played in the large decline of deaths (34 percent)

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