Articles Archive for June 2011
A new study highlights the importance of multiple blood pressure readings in diagnosing high blood pressure and accounting for “white coat” syndrome.
According to an article released by the U.S. Army, hypertension is taking a toll on our soldiers.
Recent studies have raised questions about angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), a common medication used to lower blood pressure, and increased cancer risk. However, according to an analysis done by the FDA there is no increased cancer risk.
The DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) was developed by the National Institutes of Health as a way to lower blood pressure naturally. This highly effective diet for blood pressure was recently ranked #1 in a US News & World Report Study as the Best Overall Diet out of 20 well known diets based on parameters such as short- and long-term weight loss, ease of compliance, safety, and nutrition.
Adequate sleep has been shown as crucial to keeping healthy blood pressure naturally, but with our hectic lives getting a solid 8 hours a night can be difficult. The good news it there is promising research into the field of natural ways to help ensure we get our sleep.