Search Library for "hypertension"

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z *

Sodas Linked to Stroke

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
The April of 2012 publication of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported that a greater consumption of sugar-sweetened and low calorie sodas is linked to a higher risk for stroke. Soft drinks have been associated with weight gain, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, gout and coronary artery disease. Those people consuming the most...

Sodas Deposit Fat in Liver, Muscle, and Abdomen

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Drinking a liter of soda a day for 6 months increases the amount of fat that will accumulate in the liver, muscles, and abdomen by 25% according to a December 2011 article published in the AJCN. This has been linked to the metabolic syndrome, the precursor of type 2 diabetes, and all of its complications that include hypertension, heart attack, stroke, and obesity....

Sleep is Critical for Wellness

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
  We don't get enough sleep even though it is a critical lifestyle factor for wellness. Getting less than four hours of sleep is the most predictive lifestyle factor predicting morbidity and mortality. Missing just four hours of sleep for one night reduces immunity by 30%. Sleep deprivation in the long term is a potent risk factor for cancer, heart...

Salt, Exercise, and Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
There is a lot of confusion about what salt does for the risk of hypertension, heart attacks, strokes, peripheral vascular disease, stroke, congestive heart failure, and mortality. Recent studies have shown that for people without heart disease or stroke, that salt does not increase mortality. There is no question that salt is a bad idea for someone with congestive...

Reduce Stress to Treat Hypertension

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Stress and anxiety are the most common causes for high blood pressure and is treatable. We tend to rely on medication to treat high blood pressure and the underlying stress. Americans are over-stressed. Relaxants lower blood pressure as well or better than antihypertensive drugs.        

Qigong for Hypertension with Michael Mayer, PhD

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Working with the breath it is possible to "sink the chi" and change from sympathetic to parasympathetic breathing. This in combination with imagery using the "river of life" meditation is very powerful to lower BP.          

Physically Fit Students Perform Better Academically

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
  According to a study in the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fittness in December of 2012, middle school students who are more physically active score better on tests. Most schools are cutting physical activity back and kids are becoming more overweight and at risk for diseases such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, arteriosclerosis...

Who Should Take Your Blood Pressure?

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
The best way to take your blood pressure is yourself at home, not in the doctor's office. White coat hypertension is very common and leads to false elevations that are often treated with medications that are not needed. Automatic blood pressure machines are the best.

Only Drugs Can Treat Hypertension

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
A study comparing drugs to other therapies is presented. The pros and cons of using drugs or non-drug approaches are reviewed and discussed.

One Session of the Relaxation Response Alters Gene Expression

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
  According to an article published in the May 2013 issue of PLoS ONE, a single session of the relaxation response produced immediate changes in gene expression of immunity, energy metabolism, and insulin secretion. Investigators from Harvard analyzed the expression of more than 22,000 genes and found that the relaxation response alleviates symptoms...

Obesity and Cognitive Function in Teens

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
  A study by NYU Med School researchers and published in the August 2012 issue of Pediatrics showed that the metabolic syndrome in adolescents is associated with cognitive and brain impairments. These students had lower scores in math, reading, spelling, attention span, and mental flexibility. The impairments were generally more severe than in adults...

Middle Aged Running Speed Predicts Heart Attacks

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
  How fast you can run a mile at age 55 is predictive of your risk for a heart attack. If you can run a mile in 15 minutes your lifetime risk of a heart attack is 30%. If you can run a mile in 8 minutes, your risk is under 10%. Exercise benefits our risk for hypertension, type 2 diabetes, being overweight, depression, anxiety, insomnia, and fitness....

Masked Hypertension

submitted by: admin on 10/10/2013
The definition of high blood pressure and what it is, is reviewed. Being "tense" leads to tense arteries and dealing with stress is critical. Complications are discussed. White coat hypertension is common and home blood pressures are more reliable.

Is Self Management of Drugs Safe and Effective?

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Competent patients manage their medications better than routine care, but those who are not competent get into big trouble, especially when coming out of the hospital. Diabetics regulate their own insulin. Various combinations of teamwork is most effective. Hypertension is also a good example where patient titration of medication can work well.      

Is Salt Good or Bad?

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  It is difficult to determine from the medical literature whether salt is good for you or bad because it is conflicting. A recent study claimed that there are 2.3 million deaths from heart attacks, strokes, and other heart related illnesses worldwide caused by taking in too much salt. On the flip side there are many articles showing that salt is...

Is Coca-Cola another Phillip Morris?

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  Coca-Cola is intensifying its ads portraying the company as trying to lessen the epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes by producing better tasting artificial sweeteners and introducing smaller cans. This seems like full blown damage control to preserve the market for a product that is causing the the problem. In our opinion they are pretending they're...

Is a Lack of Exercise a Medical Condition?

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
A sedentary lifestyle increases the risk for many diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, hypertension and much more. Should lack of exercise be considered a medical condition. A researcher from the Mayo Clinic published an article in the August 2012 issue of the Journal of Physiology stating that a lack of exercise should be considered...

Insomnia and Hypertension

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Insomnia causes a variety of diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity and inflammation. Pain, anxiety, depression, and sleep apnea are the most common root causes. Antidepressants, anti-anxiety and sleeping pills are not a good solution. Patterns of insomnia are discussed.              

Hypertension: What is it with Russ Jaffe, MD

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Hypertension is a physical adaptation to resistance to flow. When our blood vessels are too narrow for a variety of reasons the pressure we need to sustain perfusion is high. Some of these mechanisms such as stress, kidney hormonal factors that are out of balance, blood that is too thick, mineral imbalances, oxidative stress, and idiopathic. There's a balance...

Hypertension: Using Imagery with Michael Mayer, PhD

submitted by: admin on 10/08/2013
In western medicine we rely more on drugs, but it is a good idea to look at the meaning of hypertension before relying on drugs. He describes imagery with the "river of life" method that sinks chi as a tool to lower blood pressure.