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Managing High Blood Pressure: Watch What You Consume

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Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) is on the rise and shows no sign of abating in the near future. For persons suffering with this ailment it’s an ongoing battle to manage and stave off the more serious effects if left untreated. There are a number of medications available and a vast amount of research being conducted to control and if possible eliminate this impending epidemic. This document is meant to provide some additional tips to assist in this fight. For the most part the information presented focuses on lifestyle changes which play a significant role in keeping your blood pressure level...

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High Blood Pressure. Eliminating The Sodium Threat

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High Blood Pressure. Eliminating The Sodium Threat

High blood pressure (hypertension) is a chronic illness in which your blood pressure readings are constantly 140/90 and above. If your pressure rises and remains high for an extended period it can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, arterial aneurysm or kidney failure.  One of the major threats against maintaining a normal blood pressure is very prominent in our kitchen cupboards and most of the foods we eat – salt (sodium chloride).

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High Blood Pressure and Exercise. How Safe is it?

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High Blood Pressure and Exercise. How Safe is it?

Oftentimes we are concerned with the feasibility of exercising when suffering from an ailment. For patients of high blood pressure this is of even greater concern. In fact if you’re suffering from high blood pressure, moderate to medium exercise can be one of the most effective ways of controlling it.

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