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UHN Blog: What’s the Right Blood Pressure for You? It Depends

UHN Blog: What’s the Right Blood Pressure for You? It Depends

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

The Multiple Forms of Hypertension

The Multiple Forms of Hypertension

When you consider blood pressure, it’s important to keep in mind that not all hypertension is the same. Medical experts recognize several types of high blood pressure, each with different etiologies.
Essential Hypertension
Accounting for about 90 percent of all high blood pressure, essential, or primary, hypertension has no single identifiable cause.

Ask the Expert: Nightshade Vegetables; Kidney Stones

Q: I think I might be allergic to nightshade vegetables. What are the symptoms?

A: It’s rare but not impossible to have an allergy to edible nightshades. It’s more common to have an intolerance to them.

Nightshade vegetables—which include bell peppers, cayenne or chili peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, white potatoes, and goji berries—gained their

Are Your Medications Making You Forgetful? Causing Fuzzy Thinking?

The onset of memory lapses and cognition problems are often chalked up as inevitable aspects of aging. But for many people, it’s their medications that are causing some memory and thinking issues. The side effects of drugs ranging from cold medicines to anti-anxiety medications often list complications like memory lapses,

Personalized Nutrition

There is evidence that people respond differently to foods or nutrients depending on genetics and other factors, such as the make-up of their gut microbiome. While dietary guidance, such as the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, is designed as a public health tool to impact the health of the population as

2. What Causes Fatigue?

The key to resolving any chronic health condition is to discover the root causes and then supply the body with the needed raw materials to correct any deficiencies or to bring the body back into balance. Therefore, you will need to become somewhat of a detective, patiently investigating each known

The Myth of Non-Drowsy Allergy Medication

The Myth of Non-Drowsy Allergy Medication

Do allergies hit you every fall and spring? If so, you perhaps have faced a no-win situation with traditional antihistamines, often described as “non-drowsy” allergy medications: Either you sneeze and itch your way through seasonal allergies, or you take antihistamines and live in a fog for a few days.

Antihistamines stop

10+ Asthma Triggers to Avoid

10+ Asthma Triggers to Avoid

People with asthma may suffer an asthma attack if they are exposed to certain triggers, which tend to vary from person to person. The following are the most common culprits.
Pollen and Mold
Outdoor allergens include pollen and mold. Allergy season, when pollen counts are highest, varies depending on where you live.

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