Nervous System Regulation of Blood Pressure

Understanding How The Nervous System Regulates Blood Pressure

Our blood pressure is regulated from minute to minute by nerves. At specific locations in the walls of the large arteries, special sensors “measure” blood
pressure by responding to the amount of stretch in the walls of the arteries…

Hypertension Dangers

Dangers Of Hypertension

What’s so bad about high blood pressure? Oh there is plenty! Your heart, kidneys, and other organs, as well as your blood vessels, simply aren’t designed to handle constant pressure. They need to relax at lower pressure levels to stay healthy. Over time, hypertension…

Measuring Your Blood Pressure

Measuring Your Blood Pressure Without A Doctor’s Visit

Many people are ready and willing to have their blood pressure checked regularly, but they are uncertain about where to go to have it measured. If you visit your doctor a few times each year, you shouldn’t have any trouble monitoring your b…

Reading Your Blood Pressure

Reading Your Blood Pressure

If you are looking to measure your own blood pressure, but would prefer not to use electronic devices, then instead you may purchase the mechanical type, which requires a stethoscope to read the column of mercury. Once you become adept at using the stethoscope, your r…

Reasons to Reduce Sodium Intake

Benefits Of Limiting Sodium Intake

Approximately 40 percent of people with high blood pressure are sodium sensitive. In addition, people with diabetes tend to be more sensitive to high levels of sodium. Exactly what causes sodium sensitivity is not known. Genetics may play a role in some cases…

High Blood Pressure Diseases

3 Diseases Caused By High Blood Pressure

Coronary Heart Disease: The same plaque that blocks arteries to the brain can clog arteries that feed the heart. Remember that all cells need oxygen from the bloodstream to survive. So reducing the amount of blood to the heart muscle can drastically weak…

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…

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…

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…

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…