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Low-Sodium Diet: Your Path to a Healthier Blood Pressure

Low-Sodium Diet: Your Path to a Healthier Blood Pressure

As the old adage goes, you are what you eat, and when it comes to hypertension, your diet is a major driver of your blood pressure. If salty foods have a familiar place on your dinner plate, chances are you’ll see your blood pressure numbers rise. Conversely, a low-sodium diet

Osteoporosis Guidelines – Low Salt Diet or Not?

Osteoporosis Guidelines – Low Salt Diet or Not?

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with low bone density or osteoporosis? If so, you’ve possibly been told by your doctor to follow a low-sodium diet. And, if you’ve tried to make your food choices by how much salt they contain…

Newsbriefs: DASH Diet; MS Symptoms; Type 2 Diabetes

DASH + Low-Salt Diet Best for Hypertension
Reducing sodium consumption while following the heart-healthy DASH diet substantially lowers systolic blood pressure (the top number in a blood pressure reading), according to a study published Nov. 12, 2017 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Study participants had either prehypertension

Natural Remedies for Kidney Stones

Natural Remedies for Kidney Stones

Kidney stones or renal calculi are a common and unpleasant condition in which small “stones” develop in the kidneys, causing severe pain as they travel through the ureters—tubes between the kidneys and the bladder. They affect around 1 in 11 adults in the United States. Most stones pass spontaneously but

Hydrate to Prevent Kidney Stones

Kidney stones have historically afflicted mostly men under the age of 60. That’s no longer the case. It’s now estimated that about 20 percent of men over age 65 form kidney stones. But it’s not just white men who are increasingly at risk. The incidence of kidney stones is also

The Lowdown on Salt and Your Brain

A recent large study has tied reduced salt consumption to a dramatic drop in deaths from heart disease and stroke.

Scientists analyzed medical data on thousands of participants in the Health Survey for England, following them from 2003 to 2011 to determine the effect of governmental efforts to reduce salt consumption.

Ask the Doctor: MCI; Hypertension; Hormone Therapy and Depression

Q: My doctor says my fading memory may indicate mild cognitive impairment. How can I lower my risk of developing dementia?

A: Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is usually defined as memory loss that is worse than normal age-related memory changes, but does not interfere with activities of daily living. Although many

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