In November 2013, the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology released new guidelines on management of cardiovascular risks that herald a new approach, with less emphasis on cholesterol numbers and more emphasis on the constellation of factors that determine a person’s risk of heart disease, heart attack and
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The Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC8) guidelines on the management of adult hypertension (high blood pressure) contain some significant changes from previous guidelines, which were released a decade ago in 2003 by the JNC7. One change is the recommendation that adults age 60 and older aim for a blood pressure
You’ve probably had a blood pressure reading dozens or maybe hundreds of times in your life. Unless you get a result that gives a nurse or doctor pause, you may not think much about those numbers. Or maybe you’ve wondered, “What is high blood pressure?”—and wondered what it really means
Around 750,000 people have a stroke every year, and of these, 5 to 14 percent will have a second stroke within 12 months. Many of the risk factors for stroke can be mitigated with simple lifestyle changes—according to the American Stroke Association, 80 percent of strokes are preventable. However, research
Truly valuable high blood pressure remedies will heal the blood vessels themselves as well as lower blood pressure readings. Learn how to test the condition of your blood vessels using two innovative “biomarker” tests.
Numbers. Your life’s full of them, and they all have significance—from your Social Security and telephone numbers to your bank account balances or even a winning lottery ticket.
When it comes to your heart and kidney health, the numbers 140/90 are of paramount importance. They mark the threshold of hypertension,
For the elderly, the risk of falls and hip fractures almost doubles after starting blood pressure medication. The good news is it’s never too late to include natural remedies for osteoporosis and blood pressure without the risky side effects!