Tag: blood pressure

Are the new blood pressure guidelines making your pressure high?

Are the new blood pressure guidelines making your pressure high? Is your blood pressure high?  According to the new guidelines, it may be high now. For most of us, visiting the doctor includes their documentation of what we weigh and what our blood pressure is.   If you pressure is too high it can increase the risk of a stroke or other vascular event.  If it is too low, it may mean we are having a different type of problem that may require medical attention. Recently, as reported in the Washington Post, The American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology Read More »

Here is a healthy way to lower blood pressure without using medication

Here is a healthy way to lower blood pressure without using medication Do you have high blood pressure? Do you wish there was a healthy way to lower that number without having to take prescription medications? A new study shows that there is a natural food that can significantly lower your blood pressure and it can be purchased in your local grocer. Beets are a wonderful food, that comes out of the ground. Beets are very sweet and a component in beet root has been shown to lower blood pressure. Maybe it is time to purchase a vegetable juicer. Check Read More »

We can hack computers; why can’t we hack into the nervous system to help those with nerve damage?

We can hack computers; why can’t we hack into the nervous system to help those with nerve damage? My friend Allen was in a horrible accident a decade ago that left him with serious nervous system impairments that affected his life immeasurably. He has learned to live with this disability after his neck was broken in a car accident that flipped his SUV over multiple times while coming back from family vacation in Florida. Christopher Reeve set up a foundation to help fund research to help people who had serious injury to their spines that affected their quality of life. Read More »

Blood pressure, new parameters allow older patients to have a slightly higher pressure to be considered normal

  Blood pressure, new parameters allow older patients to have a slightly higher pressure to be considered normal Blood pressure tends to rise in older folks, and the business of healthcare has made a practice of having many older folks take blood pressure medications. Now, it appears that a higher number for blood pressure may in fact be normal. Hypertension Guidelines Can Be Eased, Panel Says By GINA KOLATA New guidelines suggest that people over 60 can have a higher blood pressure than previously recommended before starting treatment to lower it. The advice, criticized by some physicians, changes treatment goals Read More »