Exactly What You Want to Know About Blood Pressure

If you're interested in blood pressure and how it relates to you -- but you're not sure how to maintain healthy blood pressure or where to start looking to research the topic -- then you've come to the right place!

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My name is "Heart Healthy" Henry and I'm going to show you the ins and the outs of blood pressure, both low and high. If you want to know about heart attack symptoms -- I'll teach you. If you want to know what to do to lower your blood pressure naturally -- you'll find it here.

I'll also be sharing information about your cardiovascular system, why diet and exercise are so important and what you need to look for when you think you may be having heart problems. If it's related to blood pressure, you'll find it at this site. I look forward to helping you lower your blood pressure...

Capsaicin for Controlling Hypertension: Can Peppers Lower Your BP?

If you're a fan of red hot chili peppers (the vegetables, not the band), then it may cheer you to learn that some researchers now believe we can use something called capsaicin for controlling hypertension -- adding to a growing list of natural medicines that may help offset high blood pressure and its effects.

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Lowering Your Blood Pressure with the DASH Diet

Along with exercise and reducing salt intake, diet is one of the cornerstone practices of naturally controlling high blood pressure -- and something called the "DASH Diet" may be your best all-around healthy eating option.

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A New Surgery May Cure High Blood Pressure

Wouldn't it be nice if you could cure high blood pressure by taking a pill or by means of a simple surgical procedure? Well, the medical community has tried the former, with mixed results so far; certainly, they haven't found a magic pill that permanently drops your BP to a safer level.

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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.

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Can Soy-Based Isoflavones Lower High Blood Pressure?

Did you know that only a third of Americans who suffer from high blood pressure have their BP under control? That's a scary statistic, amounting to tens of millions of people. Needless to say, that lack of control can cause billions of dollars of increased medical costs per year.

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The Connection Between Smoking and High Blood Pressure

Let's get this out of the way right up front: combining smoking and high blood pressure is a terrible idea. How could it be otherwise? Smoking is basically long-term Russian Roulette; we all know that, even if we don't care to admit it. And piling a second stressor on top of hypertension is an accident waiting to happen.

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Fructose: an Unexpected High Blood Pressure Trigger

When you've got high blood pressure, maintaining good health can be like negotiating a minefield. Watching your diet, exercising, and taking your meds are foundational to keeping your blood pressure at reasonable levels...but there are plenty of "nos" to worry over, and unfortunately, that list keeps on growing.

The best you can do is stay on your toes, and take note of new dangers as they come to the attention of medical science. Today, we'll look at a high blood pressure trigger that's recently come to the fore: fructose.

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Capsaicin for Controlling Hypertension: Can Peppers Lower Your BP?

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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

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