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Change Your Eating Habits for Better Health

3 Healthy Ways To Change Your Eating Habits

Changing the way you eat isn’t always easy. After all, you’ve been eating this way for years and years. But if you really want to lower your blood pressure, or keep it from getting high in the first place, you’re going to have to face the food issue…

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What Is High Blood Pressure

What Is High Blood Pressure?

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is not the same thing as heart disease, but it can make heart disease worse. By damaging its arteries and making the heart work too hard, hypertension can help trigger (or be a risk factor for) heart attacks.

Both heart diseas…

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Four Types Of Useful Diuretics

The Four Groups Of Useful Diuretics

Of the entire drug classes, the only one that has consistently reduced the illness and death associated with high blood pressure when it’s the first treatment is the diuretic class and specifically the thiazide diuretics.

Diuretics, also known as “water p…

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Does Smoking Cause Blood Pressure

Smoking & High Blood Pressure: Play With Fire & You Will Get Burned!

When you play with fire, you get burned. When you smoke, you run the risk of getting burned inside and out. Whether tobacco is smoked, chewed, or taken in by any other means, the nicotine in the tobacco raises the blood pressu…

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Dangers of High Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure Dangers

Everyone wants a strong heart. But sometimes it can grow too strong for its own good. When your blood pressure rises, your heart must work extra hard to pump blood. The heart reacts by growing bigger – just as your biceps would if you started lifting weights. Unfor…

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Using Food to Lower Blood Pressure

7 Ways To Cut Blood Pressure With Food

Having healthy eating habits as a lifestyle is not only good for looking and feeling your best, it also is the best way at keeping your blood pressure under control. Below are 7 ways in which a few basic food changes can help control blood pressure:

1. S…

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Importance Of A CheckUp Before an Exercise Program

The Importance Of A Check Up Before An Exercise Program

Before you begin a new exercise program to help decrease your high blood pressure (or any other disease), have your doctor measure your blood cholesterol and, if possible, blood triglycerides. In addition, you really should get a stress tes…

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Side Effects of Blood Pressure Medications

Are High Blood Pressure Medications Healthy For You?

Besides lowering blood pressure, all antihypertensive drugs can produce undesirable side effects. This is not surprising, since they alter basic body functions not only in the blood vessels but in the nervous system and kidneys as well. Since…

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Balancing Saturated and Unsaturated Fats

Balancing Your Saturated Fats & Unsaturated Fats

What do a stick of butter and a bottle of olive oil have in common? They’re both fat and provide 9 calories per gram or 252 calories per ounce – about 85 calories per tablespoon. But olive oil is much better for you than butter.

Most animal f…