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
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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
If you are diagnosed with high blood pressure (hypertension), you will probably be given a prescription for medication. When determining the medication that is best for you, your physician will consider numerous factors, including your family and personal medical history, age, weight, lifestyle, and other health conditions you have.
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 your budget isn’t up to a tropical vacation this summer, you can at least take your tastebuds to the tropics with some nutrition-packed choices in the fruit section. Tropical fruits such as guava, kiwifruit, mango and papaya are low-calorie, nutrient-dense options for adding variety to your menus. Although most
Are you getting the minerals in your diet that you need to help reduce stroke risk? In a new look at data on more than 180,000 women in the Nurses’ Health Study, combined intake of magnesium, potassium and calcium was associated with lower stroke risk. Separately, participants with the highest
It might surprise you that blood pressure readings tend to fluctuate with the seasons. Cold weather, changes in lifestyle, and other high blood pressure causes that are more prevalent in the winter can all contribute to this pattern.
Your Diet Vs. Chronic Disease
It’s estimated that half of all U.S. adults—about 117 million people—suffer from preventable, diet-related chronic diseases. Shifting to healthier eating patterns that contain the nutrients your heart and brain require can help bring about lasting improvements in individual health, according to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for
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.
Emerging research suggests that when you eat may be just as important as what you eat. Nutrition experts have long suspected that skipping meals early in the day may result in increased hunger, which leads to overeating later in the day. In fact, several studies confirm that missing breakfast is