Over-the-Counter Pain Meds and High Blood Pressure

Sometimes, managing your blood pressure can seem like a full-time job. There are so many dos and don'ts that it's hard to keep them straight.

Even something as ordinary as a backache can endanger you, if you take the wrong meds for it. And I'm not talking about prescription drugs here: simple over-the-counter remedies you've used for years can cause you BP problems.

Continue reading "Over-the-Counter Pain Meds and High Blood Pressure" »

High Blood Pressure and Menopause - What's the Connection?

For many years, the scientific community believed women were safe from high blood pressure, heart attacks, and heart disease in general. Doctors and researchers now realize this isn't true. After menopause, women are at risk for high blood pressure and heart disease. Learn why and what you can do about it.

Continue reading "High Blood Pressure and Menopause - What's the Connection?" »

High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy - What Are the Risks?

High blood pressure occurs anytime your blood pressure reading is consistently higher than 140/90. And while this condition is dangerous, it can be especially dangerous if you have high blood pressure during pregnancy. Learn the causes and dangers of gestational hypertension and what you can do to control it for a healthy pregnancy and baby.

Continue reading "High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy - What Are the Risks?" »

Fructose -- The Hidden Cause of High Blood Pressure?

Do you suffer from high blood pressure? If so, odds are you also eat a diet high in fructose. Scientists have discovered that people who eat a diet high in fructose increase their risk of having elevated blood pressure. Learn what foods put you at risk and are endangering your health.

What is fructose?

Fructose is a simple sugar found in honey, tree fruits, berries, melons and some vegetables. However, fructose in its natural state isn't the problem. The problem is from added sugar found in much of our food, beverages, and snacks in the form of high fructose corn syrup.

High blood pressure is a chronic condition in developed countries. With the hope of ending this dangerous health condition, scientists are studying the eating habits of people in these countries to determine the cause. According to scientists, one cause may very well be the high amount of fructose consumed each year.

Test results are in

In a study (1) conducted by the University of Colorado Denver Health Services Center, 4,528 participants, 18 years and older, answered questions about the foods and beverages they eat and drink. The scientist discovered that participants who drank 2 1/2 sugary soft drinks per day had a 26% to 77% higher risk of high blood pressure.

Scientists believe these test results suggest that eating and drinking foods high in fructose definitely links to high blood pressure.

Take action and lower your blood pressure

If these scientists are correct, lower your blood pressure simply by cutting back or eliminating high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) from your diet. To do this, you need to understand what foods contain HFCS. Unfortunately, virtually every processed and pre-packaged food contains HFCS. And according to the USDA high fructose corn syrup is the number one source of calories for Americans.

To lower your blood pressure by eating less HFCS, begin eating unprocessed foods. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables and eliminate soft drinks from your diet -- easier said than done. But it can be done.

Try using new recipes containing fresh fruits and vegetables. Cut back on eating out and eating fast food. Try simple recipes with fresh, wholesome ingredients and gradually cut back on the amount of soft drinks you drink. Not only will you see improvement and possibly have normal blood pressure once again, you'll also see an improvement in your overall health.


(1) Study performed by University of Colorado Denver Health Services Center

Is Your Morning Cup of Coffee Causing Your High Blood Pressure?

Do you have high blood pressure? Do you drink three or more cups of coffee per day? Researchers in Finland say this popular drink could be one of the causes of your high blood pressure.

Continue reading "Is Your Morning Cup of Coffee Causing Your High Blood Pressure?" »

Is Your Environment Affecting Your Blood Pressure?

The Correlation between Your Blood Pressure and Your Environment

Some scientific studies have attempted to evaluate the relationship between blood pressure and the environment. While there is definitely a genetic component to blood pressure, it's not yet clear how influential environmental factors are in contributing to high blood pressure.

Continue reading "Is Your Environment Affecting Your Blood Pressure?" »

Can Aspirin Really Help High Blood Pressure?

High Blood Pressure and Aspirin

Some doctors recommend daily aspirin for their patients who are affected by high blood pressure. A recent study indicates that exactly when a patient takes the aspirin is incredibly important for determining how effective it is. If you are currently taking aspirin to help with your blood pressure, the following information will be helpful.

Continue reading "Can Aspirin Really Help High Blood Pressure?" »

Smoking Isn't Good For Blood Pressure Either

Quit Smoking in Order to Lower Your Blood Pressure

High blood pressure affects millions of Americans, some of whom are smokers. With so much information available about how cigarette smoking is so unhealthy, you would be surprised that anyone is still smoking. There is no doubt that smoking has many serious effects on an individual’s health, and increased blood pressure can be one result of smoking.

Continue reading "Smoking Isn't Good For Blood Pressure Either" »

Is a Vitamin Deficiency Causing Your High Blood Pressure?

What You Need to Know About High Blood Pressure and Vitamin D

Vitamin D plays a role in the development of many illnesses, and unfortunately high blood pressure is no exception. It’s estimated that as many as 40% of Americans are deficient in vitamin D. If you suffer from high blood pressure, the following information will be very valuable.

Continue reading "Is a Vitamin Deficiency Causing Your High Blood Pressure?" »

Can Potassium Successfully Lower Blood Pressure?

Blood Pressure and Potassium

Most of us are well aware that we should avoid excessive consumption of certain nutrients (such as sodium) if we want to keep our blood pressure in check. However, many of us aren’t aware of the nutrients that can actually lower our blood pressure. Potassium is one example of a nutrient that can have a beneficial effect on blood pressure. To find out more about potassium and its affects on blood pressure, read on...

Continue reading "Can Potassium Successfully Lower Blood Pressure?" »

Does Stress Cause High Blood Pressure?

The Effects Stress Has On High Blood Pressure

Nearly every medical expert you ask will tell you that stress contributes to high blood pressure and high-risk patients are always advised to reduce their stress levels. But what is stress and how does it relate to high blood pressure? If you want to keep your blood pressure at a healthy level, you'd better read on...

Continue reading "Does Stress Cause High Blood Pressure?" »

New Product Offers Hope for Lowering Blood Pressure

Individuals with High Blood Pressure Can Benefit from Slower Breathing

What do blood pressure and breathing have in common? Apparently, researchers believe that the two are closely connected. A new product called RESPeRATE helps to address the connection between fast breathing and high blood pressure. RESPeRATE is a new medical device that is intended to slow an individual’s breathing down. This new device potentially would allow individuals who suffer from high blood pressure to achieve lower blood pressure without the use of medications.

Continue reading "New Product Offers Hope for Lowering Blood Pressure" »

Risk of High Blood Pressure Is Addressed during American Heart Month

The Relationship Between Heart Disease and High Blood Pressure

February is American Heart Month, and that distinction is important and closely related to the topic of high blood pressure. Many Americans suffer from high blood pressure; some estimates put the figure at over 60 million. Maintaining a healthy blood pressure is an incredibly important step to reducing your risk of heart disease, and fortunately American Heart Month helps to bring this serious issue into the spotlight.

Continue reading "Risk of High Blood Pressure Is Addressed during American Heart Month" »

Low Blood Pressure and Hypothyroidism

Certain Disorders are Associated with Low Blood Pressure

There is so much emphasis on eating right and exercising enough to keep your blood pressure in check that we tend to forget blood pressure problems can be associated with various different illnesses. Blood pressure problems can be related to all sorts of different disorders, and today we’ll take a look at low blood pressure and hypothyroidism.

Continue reading "Low Blood Pressure and Hypothyroidism" »

Recognizing Blood Pressure Symptoms

How Often Does High Blood Pressure Go Undetected?

It’s often said that high blood pressure doesn’t really show any symptoms in the millions of Americans who are affected by it but don’t yet realize it. However, it seems that for individuals who have been diagnosed with high blood pressure do recognize when their blood pressure goes high.

Continue reading "Recognizing Blood Pressure Symptoms" »

Low Blood Pressure and Depression

Can Low Blood Pressure Cause Depression?

A recent study about blood pressure from Norway made headlines this week. According to a study that evaluated health records from the last decade, there appears to be a connection between individuals who have low blood pressure and individuals who suffer from depression and anxiety.

Continue reading "Low Blood Pressure and Depression" »

What Everyone Who Suffers from High Blood Pressure Needs to Know

High Blood Pressure Medications and Diabetes

If you have high blood pressure and are concerned about the side effects of the medication you take, recent headlines will probably not calm your fears. New reports currently out have indicated that certain medications used to treat high blood pressure can actually increase the risk of diabetes.

Continue reading "What Everyone Who Suffers from High Blood Pressure Needs to Know" »

What Does Olive Oil Have To Do With Blood Pressure?

What You Put on Your Salad CAN Affect Your Blood Pressure!

What if you can lower your blood pressure by making a simple dietary substitution every day? A new study shows that might, in fact, be possible. A study done at the University of Barcelona shows that olive oil can lower blood pressure.

Continue reading "What Does Olive Oil Have To Do With Blood Pressure?" »

High Blood Pressure and Cold Weather

Do Cold Temperatures Pose a Health Risk for High Blood Pressure Sufferers?

It’s January and every high blood pressure sufferer should be aware of the fact that the cold weather can increase your risk of heart attack and strokes. Individuals who suffer from high blood pressure are at an increased risk during the summer months. I’m not relaying this information in order to worry or scare you, but it’s important to be as informed as possible when you suffer from high blood pressure.

Continue reading "High Blood Pressure and Cold Weather" »

Does Your Child's Pediatrician Check for High Blood Pressure?

Watching For High Blood Pressure in Children

High blood pressure is a problem that affects many Americans. Studies are now showing that high blood pressure may be linked to an abnormally large heart. Specifically, people with hypertension are more likely to having a higher left ventricular wall. Younger patients also need to be on the lookout for heart abnormalities.

Continue reading "Does Your Child's Pediatrician Check for High Blood Pressure?" »

The Benefits of a 24-Hour Blood Pressure Cuff

What is the Best Way to Take Blood Pressure?

There has been conflicting information about what is the best possible way to get your blood pressure taken. Some studies have suggested that a more accurate reading can only be obtained if blood pressure is taken when the patient is relaxed and seated. More recently some doctors are calling into question the practicality and necessity of those recommendations. Life is stressful, they claim, and getting a truer, realistic picture of a patient’s actual blood pressure does not take any special considerations.

Continue reading "The Benefits of a 24-Hour Blood Pressure Cuff" »

Home Blood Pressure Monitors Helpful for Those with High Blood Pressure

If You Have High Blood Pressure, Do Your Homework Before Buying a Monitor

If you have high blood pressure, your doctor might have recommended you monitor your blood pressure at home by checking it daily. There are many blood pressure monitors on the market, and before purchasing one, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the different types of monitors. If you are one of the 50 million Americans who suffer from high blood pressure, the following information will be very beneficial for you.

Continue reading "Home Blood Pressure Monitors Helpful for Those with High Blood Pressure" »

Tips for Traveling When You Have High Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure Requires Extra Planning When Traveling

If you have high blood pressure and rely on medication to control it, you should keep some of the following information in mind this holiday season -- especially if you plan on traveling far from home. Traveling during the holiday season will require extra planning if you take medication daily.

Continue reading "Tips for Traveling When You Have High Blood Pressure" »

Blood Pressure Can Reveal a Lot about Your Health

What Does a Ten Point Difference in Blood Pressure Indicate?

Blood pressure can reveal a lot about the condition of the human body. High blood pressure can indicate that one’s sodium intake is too high, and diet improvements should be made. Low blood pressure is often common in athletes and individuals who exercise regularly.

Continue reading "Blood Pressure Can Reveal a Lot about Your Health" »

New Information about High Blood Pressure from the National Institutes of Health

Reversing Early High Blood Pressure.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently released new information about high blood pressure. The information is certainly good news for anyone who was recently diagnosed with high blood pressure. Early high blood pressure can be reversed, says the NIH, by changing your diet and exercise.

Continue reading "New Information about High Blood Pressure from the National Institutes of Health" »

The Importance of Knowing Stroke Warnings Signs

What are Stroke Warning Signs?

Anyone who has ever suffered from high blood pressure should familiarize themselves with stroke warning signs. High blood pressure has many side effects. If you suffer from high blood pressure, getting your blood pressure under control should always be your top priority. One serious consequence of high blood pressure is a stroke, so it is important to know what the stroke warning signs are in order to react properly should they occur.

Continue reading "The Importance of Knowing Stroke Warnings Signs" »

What is White Coat Hypertension?

High Blood Pressure and White Coat Hypertension

Individuals who suffer from high blood pressure should, in conjunction with their physician’s assistance, take every step necessary to control it. With so many prescription medications available to treat high blood pressure and the growing amount of information being made available to the medical community, you would think the issue of high blood pressure treatment would be clear cut. Unfortunately, the reality is not really black and white. A form of high blood pressure called white coat hypertension falls somewhere in the gray area.

Continue reading "What is White Coat Hypertension?" »

How Having High Blood Pressure Can Affect Your Eyesight

You May Be Able to Blame Your High Blood Pressure for Your Bad Eyesight

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is widely known as a major contributing factor to heart disease. However, heart disease isn’t the only problem high blood pressure can cause. In fact, one of the most valuable senses you have at your disposal can be put at significant risk due to complications from high blood pressure.

Continue reading "How Having High Blood Pressure Can Affect Your Eyesight" »

How High Is High Blood Pressure?

Just What Is Considered Healthy or High Blood Pressure?

Many Americans suffer from hypertension or high blood pressure without even realizing it. In fact, many people don’t even know what a healthy or desirable blood pressure reading should look like. If you think you’ll notice the onset of high blood pressure from the symptoms you’ll feel or if you’re not sure what your blood pressure should even be, you need to read on…

Continue reading "How High Is High Blood Pressure?" »

Five Herbs for High Blood Pressure

Learn more about these ten herbs for high blood pressure.

There are numerous herbs for high blood pressure available on the market, but which ones are they? Figuring out which herbs for high blood pressure are best for you doesn’t have to be a chore.

Continue reading "Five Herbs for High Blood Pressure" »

Top Five Physical Symptoms of High Blood Pressure

A review of the top five physical symptoms of high blood pressure.

Hi. I’m Heart Healthy Henry and I’m going to go over the top physical symptoms of high blood pressure with you.

Because the physical symptoms of high blood pressure don’t manifest themselves all the time, high blood pressure is often referred to as the silent killer. It is a deadly condition and symptoms aren’t always associated with those suffering from high blood pressure.

Continue reading "Top Five Physical Symptoms of High Blood Pressure" »

Knowing High Blood Pressure Symptoms

An overview of high blood pressure symptoms

Knowing what to look for in regards to high blood pressure symptoms is paramount to catching the condition before damage is done.

I'm Heart Healthy Henry and I'm going to review high blood pressure symptoms with you.

Continue reading "Knowing High Blood Pressure Symptoms" »

Recent Posts

Capsaicin for Controlling Hypertension: Can Peppers Lower Your BP?

Lowering Your Blood Pressure with the DASH Diet

A New Surgery May Cure High Blood Pressure

Over-the-Counter Pain Meds and High Blood Pressure

Can Soy-Based Isoflavones Lower High Blood Pressure?

The Connection Between Smoking and High Blood Pressure

Fructose: an Unexpected High Blood Pressure Trigger

The Human Brain and High Blood Pressure

The Link Between Sodium Intake and Hypertension: Fact or Myth?

The Basic Types of Blood Pressure Medications

Subscribe to this site's feed
atom
rss

Copyright © LowerYourBloodPressureNow.com. All rights reserved.
All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.