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New, Non-Drug Alternative for Lowering Blood Pressure

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

Raenard Gonzalez was taking five different pills a day to treat his high blood pressure.  

The medications didn’t work very well. His blood pressure readings were often still high. Even worse, the pills made him feel terrible.  

“The drugs left me feeling completely exhausted all the time,” said the 49-year-old airport worker.i 

So, when he heard about a new, minimally invasive procedure to lower blood pressure, he was interested.Read More

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7 Common Blood Pressure Testing Mistakes

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

No one wants to take pills they don’t need to. 

But millions of patients are taking unnecessary hypertension medications because their doctors use incorrect procedures when taking blood pressure readings. This can result in falsely high numbers and unneeded prescriptions. 

At a major blood pressure symposium, healthcare professionals and clinicians from around the country were tested on how accurately they measured patients’ blood pressure.Read More

Two Types of Blood Pressure Drugs May Do More Harm Than Good

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

If you have high blood pressure and take medication for it, you should have two goals. 

One is, of course, to lower your blood pressure. 

The second is to do it consistently. 

If the drug you’re taking causes big swings in your pressure, it’ll do more harm than good. 

Research published in the British Medical Journal associated these swings with a 15% increase in all-cause mortality.Read More

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Your Doctor Takes Your Blood Pressure All Wrong

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

When was the last time your health care provider had you sit quietly for 12 minutes before taking your blood pressure?

Probably never.

And that means your readings may be falsely high.

Following the correct procedure when taking blood pressure readings is more important than ever. That’s because a few years ago new guidelines came out on when to treat hypertension.… Read More