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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 what does it reveal … Read More
Every year in the United States, 1.5 million people are diagnosed with diabetes, and it's the seventh-leading cause of death, according to the American Diabetes Association. Can diabetes be cured? Let's first consider the two main types:
Type 1 (or juvenile) diabetesaccounts for … Read More
Change is inevitable, especially in medicine. As new evidence emerges, clinicians often must respond in kind by adjusting their recommendations for treatment and altering the advice they give to patients. Sometimes these shifts in direction are slight, while other times they mark a sea change. And so it goes for … Read More
When it comes to high blood pressure, symptoms tend to show up only when the condition is serious. You’ve heard the phrase "silent killer"? It was coined for hypertension (high blood pressure) because it can linger for a long time without you knowing before it causes a stroke or … Read More
Olive Leaf Benefits: Use Olive Leaf Extract for Blood Pressure Treatment, Cholesterol Control, and More
The leaves of the olive tree may not be as legendary as its Superfruit, the olive, but even the ancient Egyptians used olive leaf extract for medicinal purposes. Today, researchers are confirming that olive leaf benefits health in many ways, including its usefulness as an effective high … Read More
What says "summer" more than freshly cut watermelon? A classic addition to any picnic or barbecue, watermelon is a summertime favorite. But is watermelon good for you?
In terms of health benefits, it has a lot going for it. It’s sweet and tastes like a treat, but it’s also low in … Read More
A person with white coat syndrome experiences elevated blood pressure readings when he or she is in a medical setting. The blood pressure returns to normal when the person leaves the medical office.
Here’s a clue you might have white coat syndrome and not even realize it: If the nurse or … Read More