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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

9. Conclusion

For most of your life, you’ve probably been unaware of the blood flowing through your arteries, veins, and capillaries. You don’t notice the pressure of blood flowing against your vessels.
Then, one day, your doctor tells you two numbers, followed by an abbreviation of mmHg and a discussion about medications. All

5. Blood Pressure Diagnosis and Monitoring

As you’ve read in the previous chapters, high blood pressure can have devastating effects on your heart, brain, kidneys, and any place in your body where arteries transport blood. What’s especially worrisome is that, since hypertension usually produces no warning signs, you’ll probably have no idea what’s going until the

3. High Blood Pressure Risk Factors

“What can I do to reduce my risk?” That’s one of the most common questions physicians receive from patients when discussing their likelihood of developing a chronic medical condition. Like these patients, you want to be proactive about your health. You want to do everything in your power to prevent

2. Multiple Forms of Hypertension

The burden of high blood pressure in the United States is striking. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), 78,862 deaths in the United States in 2015 were due primarily to high blood pressure, and the number of deaths attributable to hypertension rose 37.5 percent from 2005 to 2015. Furthermore,

5. Diseases and Disorders of the Liver

Located in the upper-right side of the abdomen, the liver is your body’s largest organ, and a true workhorse. It converts nutrients to products the body can use, stores these nutrients, and delivers them where needed. It also stores iron, manufactures choles-terol, makes bile to digest fats, removes toxins from

Do You Have High Blood Pressure Symptoms?

Do You Have High Blood Pressure Symptoms?

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 other

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…

Spice is Nice

Without spice, some would say a bowl of chili is just beans with squashed tomatoes, and soup is little more than watered-down vegetables. Just a few dashes of hot sauce can transform scrambled eggs from meh to oh yeah. While spices range from earthy cumin to warming cinnamon, it’s often

News Briefs: Stroke Risk Factors; Shingles Vaccine Recommendations; DASH Diet

Risk Factors for Stroke on the Rise
Researchers have found a significant increase in the percentage of people with stroke who have high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, and other risk factors for stroke. According to study author Fadar Oliver Otite, MD, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, an estimated 80

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