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Controlling Hypertension

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Most hypertension is caused by chronic stress and an overactive sympathetic nervous system. Mainstream medicine uses drugs to suppress blood pressure numbers, but does not address the underlying causes except in a small minority of cases. This review of the causes and wide range of treatments is presented.      

Hypertension

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
Hypertension is caused most of the time by lifestyle habits that can be improved to make a major difference in your blood pressure. Mainstream medicine looks to the quick fix with an array of anti-hypertensive drugs that can work, but at the price of a multitude of known and unknown side effects that can be disabling or even lifethreatening. Most people with...

Hypertension Management

submitted by: admin on 10/08/2013
Simple approaches to diagnose and manage newly found hypertension are explored. White coat hypertension is discussed. The significance of systolic, diastolic and pulse pressure are discussed. Pre-hypertension is also reviewed.          

Hypertension Overview

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
Are you one of the millions of people who have hypertension?  Would you be surprised to find out that you may be a candidate for simple lifestyle changes that can get you off medication? This overview of hypertension defines what it is, how to diagnose it, its complications, causes, and treatment. Hypertension is often over-diagnosed when taken in the...

Hypertension: Basic Principles

submitted by: admin on 10/08/2013
You've just found out you have hypertension, what do you do now? What hypertension is, how you measure it and what the numbers mean, and how you make the diagnosis is reviewed. White coat syndrome is a very common cause of elevated blood pressure.        

Lower Blood Pressure Readings May Be Dangerous When Treating Hypertension

submitted by: admin on 07/10/2014
A medical study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center published an article in the journal, Internal Medicine, in June of 2014 that contradicts common medical belief that when treating hypertension, the lower the better. They studied 4,480 patients for 21 years and found that once blood pressure is below 140, there is no benefit in loweing the systolic...

Managing Isolated Systolic Hypertension

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
  Isolated systolic hypertension (ISH) is the result of stiffening of the arteries. ISH is different in its cause from humoral or diastolic hypertension in that humoral hypertension is the result of vasoconstriction of arteries from stress and other hormones; it is reversible to a point whereas ISH is the end result of advanced arteriosclerosis whereas...

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.

What is the Clinical Importance of Systolic and Diastolic Blood Pressure

submitted by: admin on 07/11/2014
A review of 1.25 million medical records of 30 year olds and older from a primary care practice for 5 years in England and looked at the different effects of systolic and diastolic blood pressure when it came to intracerebral bleeds, angina, abdominal aortic aneurysm, and renal disease. They published their results in the May issue of the journal The Lancet.  It...