14 Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

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

One in three American adults has high blood pressure. And millions of us take drugs for it.[1]

But blood pressure medications often don’t work well. And the side effects can be nasty. They include headaches, nausea, fatigue, and sexual problems in men.[2]

On top of that, they increase your risk for pancreatic and skin cancers.[3] [4]

You have other options.

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Simple, Natural Way to Lower Blood Pressure 15 Points

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

Heart disease kills more than 600,000 people in the U.S. every year. That’s more American deaths than our country suffered in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Gulf War combined.[1]

One of the biggest factors in this annual carnage is high blood pressure.

It is either the primary or contributing cause in 400,000 American deaths a year.

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If You Need a Blood Pressure Pill, Take This

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

When it comes to prescription drugs, newer is not better. 

An international panel of researchers conducted a study in which they looked at 946 new drugs approved after 2002. They concluded that 92% were less effective or worked about the same as older drugs.

Only 8% were an improvement on older drugs. Just two medications out of 946 were true breakthroughs.

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Blood Pressure Meds Tied to Suicide

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

If you walk into a doctor’s office with high blood pressure, the chances are good that you’ll walk out with a prescription for a hypertension drug. 

They are among the most-prescribed medications in the U.S. About one out of every four American adults takes a high blood pressure drug.[1] 

There are many different types of hypertension medications, but an alarming new study shows that one of the most common is linked to suicide. 

Researchers from several Toronto medical schools analyzed health databases.

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The Best Exercise to Stop Hardening of the Arteries

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

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) may be the most common serious disease you’ve never heard of. About 10% of Americans have it.[1] 

PAD causes artery blockages in the legs. This can lead to severe leg pain.

But even worse, having PAD means you have about a 50% chance of also having heart disease.

Doctors typically recommend that PAD patients walk every day.

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Low-Carb Benefits Go Beyond Weight Loss

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Diabetes, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

Low-carb diets are popular because they are more effective for weight loss than traditional low-calorie, low-fat diets. And people often find they are easier to stay on. 

But new research shows cutting carbs has other important benefits.

The study comes from Ohio State University. It looked at  obese people with metabolic syndrome.[1]

Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of conditions that, taken together, increase risk for heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.

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