Healing herbs: Alternative herbal remedies for hypertension

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and the University of Copenhagen have identified a bioactive trait common among many herbs. This trait, researchers say, is responsible for the antihypertensive properties demonstrated by these herbs. Their finding, detailed in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, offers a promising alternative strategy for treating hypertension, a condition in which blood pressure … Continue reading Healing herbs: Alternative herbal remedies for hypertension

Natural antioxidants in cheese can protect your blood vessels from damage caused by high-salt diets

A study published in the Journal of Nutrition found that incorporating dairy cheese into a high-sodium diet helps preserve blood vessel function. Researchers from Pennsylvania State University and Ohio State University found that the natural antioxidants in cheese play a protective role against oxidative stress, which can damage the blood vessels. While small doses of sodium are essential to the body, eating too much dietary sodium is associated with cardiovascular … Continue reading Natural antioxidants in cheese can protect your blood vessels from damage caused by high-salt diets

Here are 6 reasons to consider whey protein

Whey protein is a popular dietary supplement. Widely used for its muscle-building benefits, whey protein can be beneficial beyond increased muscle strength. Here are some other notable health benefits of whey protein consumption: 1. Helps reduce high blood pressure Millions of Americans suffer from high blood pressure or hypertension. Studies have found that whey protein can help lower high … Continue reading Here are 6 reasons to consider whey protein

Popular hypertension drug found to contain high levels of a CANCER-CAUSING ingredient

Blood pressure medication is meant to keep your blood pressure down, but the news that several popular hypertension drugs contain cancer-causing ingredients is enough to send anyone’s blood pressure through the roof – no matter what type of medication they take. Torrent Pharmaceuticals withdrew the popular hypertension drug losartan last year after finding that the medication contained … Continue reading Popular hypertension drug found to contain high levels of a CANCER-CAUSING ingredient

High blood pressure and depression are tied to your gut health, research says

A recent study found that gut health is linked to high blood pressure and depression after identifying key differences in gut bacterial patterns among individuals with the conditions and healthy individuals. The preliminary study presented at the American Heart Association‘s Hypertension Scientific Sessions also found that high blood pressure might take different forms – one that is accompanied by depression and one … Continue reading High blood pressure and depression are tied to your gut health, research says

Increasing blood pressure meds for elderly patients increases risk of readmission due to falls and kidney injury

Blood pressure medications might reduce the risk of cardiometabolic conditions, but researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) found that healthcare professionals might be doing more harm than good in prescribing more intense medications. Published in JAMA Internal Medicine, their results demonstrated that patients admitted for non-cardiac conditions but had high blood pressure had a greater risk of readmission, falls, fainting … Continue reading Increasing blood pressure meds for elderly patients increases risk of readmission due to falls and kidney injury

The sweet and the sour: Health benefits of honey and apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar starts life as an apple juice. It is then fermented twice with yeast. It is most notable for its strong, sour flavor, which is due to its main ingredient acetic acid. In turn, this substance is said to be responsible for the health benefits of apple cider vinegar. Meanwhile, honey is a sweet and viscous substance … Continue reading The sweet and the sour: Health benefits of honey and apple cider vinegar

Consume superfoods rich in magnesium to lower your blood pressure naturally

Maintaining a healthy blood pressure is essential for avoiding life-threatening cardiovascular problems like heart attack, stroke and heart disease. While anti-hypertensive medicines are often the go-to treatments for high blood pressure, more and more people are looking for natural remedies to avoid the many side effects of prescription medications, which include lightheadedness, anxiety and even sexual … Continue reading Consume superfoods rich in magnesium to lower your blood pressure naturally

Can heart enlargement predict coronavirus deaths?

The disease caused by the Wuhan coronavirus (COVD-19) isn’t just a respiratory disease. It also affects other parts of the body and, in some cases, even the heart. Looking at how the virus affects certain parts of the heart can help doctors gauge the severity of COVID-19, says a new study. Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York reported … Continue reading Can heart enlargement predict coronavirus deaths?

High blood pressure and diabetes could be raising your coronavirus risk

With coronavirus continuing to take thousands of lives across the planet, most of us are looking to reduce our risk as much as possible. Perhaps you’re already making sure you get plenty of vitamins C and D and zinc, but could something else in your medicine cabinet actually be working against you? If you have a … Continue reading High blood pressure and diabetes could be raising your coronavirus risk