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
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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
Although ACE inhibitors are used widely to lower blood pressure, they come with significant risks and can cause many adverse effects.
Research shows doing breathing exercises to lower blood pressure is remarkably effective. Why not give this treatment a try? It’s an easy, inexpensive and relaxing way to reduce cardiovascular risk – without side effects!
Is watermelon good for you or just a sweet, unhealthy indulgence? This summertime staple is as healthy as it is delicious.
Giving up the habit of smoking is an essential step for preventing and treating COPD, and can help you avoid COPD complications—but it isn’t easy. About 70 percent of adult smokers report that they want to stop completely, but very few succeed in permanently quitting on their first attempt. To
We’ve all heard and used the phrase “nervous breakdown,” but it’s not an actual medical term, so there is no clinical definition. So what is a nervous breakdown? Generally, the phrase refers to some type of mental health crisis that renders a person incapable of normal, effective functioning. The person
Up to 14 percent of American seniors are thought to suffer from anxiety according to the National Council on Aging. Many more have an undiagnosed anxiety disorder. “Older adults are at risk for anxiety because they face many challenges, including poor health, loss, and decreasing social support,” says Judith Neugroschl,
One popular method for handling stress, panic attacks, and anxiety attacks is cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). In CBT, a therapist helps you identify and change negative thoughts (i.e., cognitions) and behaviors that are contributing to your anxiety.
For instance, imagine that every time you go to work, you experience stress symptoms
Feeling anxious occasionally is normal—but constant worry is not. If you become very fearful, nervous, or anxious when you think about or are in certain situations, then you may have an anxiety disorder.
Anxiety disorders are a group of mental health conditions in which anxiety and worry arise in response to