Tag: blood pressure readings

Heart Arteries Aren’t the Only Ones That May Be Clogged

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a buildup of plaque within the peripheral arteries in the legs, arms, and brain. It may not sound as serious as coronary artery disease, since it doesn’t occur in or around the heart, but it can have serious consequences if it’s not diagnosed and treated. A

7 Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

7 Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

When it comes to hypertension symptoms, a low blood pressure diet can be your medicine. Generally speaking, increasing the amount of plant-based foods (especially fruits and vegetables) in your diet is a must for anyone suffering from high blood pressure. Furthermore, research is showing that certain plant foods are especially

Hypertension Cutoff Lowered

The number of people with high blood pressure has risen substantially since this time last year, but not for the usual reasons. This estimated 14 percent jump comes from a change in the definition of hypertension. After considering a wealth of clinical data, the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association

8. Expand Your Protein Options

Despite what you might hear from food companies, most Americans get plenty of protein. The picture may be somewhat different for older individuals, however. An emerging scientific consensus says some older adults could benefit from increasing their protein intake beyond the current dietary recommendations. Evidence also is mounting that the

2 Major Benefits of Tea: Improvements in Cognition and Blood Pressure

2 Major Benefits of Tea: Improvements in Cognition and Blood Pressure

The benefits of tea, as studies continually illustrate, include positive effects on your brain as well as your blood pressure. Consider it an effective “plant food”—its multiple benefits can reduce the incidence of major diseases.
Cognitive Benefits of Tea
Studies support cognitive benefits of tea, especially green tea. All tea comes from

What Causes a Stroke? Top 10 Risk Factors

What Causes a Stroke? Top 10 Risk Factors

90% of all strokes are associated with 10 risk factors. These 10 major causes of stroke range from smoking to lack of physical activity and increased waist circumference. But, having high blood pressure readings takes the prize.

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

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