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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.      

Grape Seed Extract for Hypertension

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
  In small clinical trial this supplement worked as well as conventional medications, but without side effects. The importance of white coat hypertension and side effects were also discussed.              

How to Assess Your Blood Pressure

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
The best way to assess your blood pressure is to take multiple home readings. This is more accurate than taking blood pressures in the doctor's office because of the "white coat syndrome." Many people are treated for high blood pressure and don't have it a all! Overtreatment leads to complications from medications as well as hypotension (low...

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: 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.        

Hypertension: Do You Have It?

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
  Hypertension is often over-diagnosed when taken in the doctor's office; home blood pressures are far more reliable. Pre-hypertension is defined and possible solutions for mild hypertension are offered. It is not usually a lifelong disease and much can be done to get you off medication after you've learned to live a healthy lifestyle.          

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.

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.