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How to Get an Accurate Blood Pressure Reading at Home

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular by INH Research0 Comments

Do you know which health condition is the number one risk factor death and disability?

You might guess obesity, since so many people have it and it leads to so many different ailments. But you’d be wrong.

Or you might think it’s high cholesterol, since heart disease kills more Americans than any other illness. But you’d be wrong again.

Another good guess would be diabetes.

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The Secret Weapon Against High Blood Pressure

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular by INH Research0 Comments

When it comes to high blood pressure, sodium seems to get all the attention. Cutting out salt is likely the first advice your doctor will offer if your numbers are high.

Sodium raises your blood pressure by pulling water into your blood vessels. This raises your total blood volume which, in turn, increases your blood pressure. Reduce your sodium and you lower your blood pressure.

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The Natural Solution to Chronic Dizziness

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Featured Article, Health Warning by Garry Messick0 Comments

Chronic dizziness is a common condition that doesn’t get the attention it deserves.

Dizziness, or vertigo, strikes up to 56% of Americans at some time in their lives. And it makes normal living impossible.[1]

Victims may find it difficult to keep their balance, making it dangerous to drive or even walk. Patients often can’t work.

Recent research found that dizziness that occurs right after a person stands, increases the chances of dementia.

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Common Blood Pressure Drug May Do More Harm Than Good

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Blood Pressure, Featured Article, Health Warning, Heart Attacks by Garry Messick0 Comments

The most widely used type of blood pressure drug may do more harm than good for your heart, according to a major new study.

A research team led by Pennsylvania State University looked at L-type calcium channel blockers (LCCBs). These include verapamil (Calan, Isoptin) and diltiazen (Cardizem).[1]

LCCBs work by keeping excessive calcium from entering blood vessel cells. Too much calcium causes the vessels to become thick and stiff, which raises blood pressure.

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Meditation Linked to 51% Reduction in Heart Disease

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular, Mental Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

For centuries, meditation has been used to treat mental conditions. It has been shown to reduce stress, slow brain aging, and even restore memory loss.

Now a new study shows that the ancient technique has powerful effects not only on your brain, but your body as well. Specifically, meditation is linked to a dramatic reduction in heart disease and the factors that contribute to it.

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Before You Take a Blood Pressure Drug, Do This

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular by Ambar Jones0 Comments

Since many health professionals spend their days checking patients’ blood pressure, you’d think they’d be really good at it. 

They’re not. 

Busy doctor’s offices routinely rush through the tests. This often ends up with patients getting falsely high readings. They are then put on drugs.

The American College of Cardiology has issued guidelines that are supposed to ensure accurate measurements. The problem is that doctors, nurses, and physician assistants are notoriously bad at following them.

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