blood pressure reduction

What Causes a Stroke? Top 10 Risk Factors

Hypertension—high blood pressure readings—is dangerous for your brain, especially in terms of stroke risk. (See "New Hypertension Guidelines: Re-evaluating Blood Pressure Standards.") In fact, of the top risk factors for what causes a stroke, Hypertension is the most powerful, according to results from the very large INTERSTROKE study published in … Read More

Pycnogenol Benefits Include Easing the Transition to Menopause

If you’ve started to experience symptoms of hot flashes, mood swings, and night sweats, don’t be discouraged; although these symptoms of perimenopause are all too common, it doesn’t mean that you have to suffer. There are a variety of natural options to treat unpleasant symptoms. Pycnogenol, an extract from the … Read More

How to De-Stress: 4 Proven Tactics

Looking for a way—or ways—to fight off stress? There's no way to completely avoid it, so your best bet is to learn how to de-stress. Fortunately, there are methods and activities you can try in your own home. Here, we guide you toward four proven ways to help you handle … Read More

Acupuncture: High Blood Pressure Treatment?

High blood pressure is a growing concern; it is highly prevalent and also highly dangerous. Having even moderately high blood pressure raises your risk for heart disease substantially. But high blood pressure medications come with their risks, too. So why not opt for natural solutions for managing your blood pressure … Read More

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