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High blood pressure: Include these foods in your diet to lower your reading

High blood pressure happens when the force of blood pushing against your artery walls is consistently too high and your heart has to work harder to pump blood around your body. If you have high blood pressure, your arteries lose their stretchiness and become stiff or narrow, and this narrowing makes it easier for fatty… Read More »

Thousands of strokes and heart attacks could be prevented by switching blood pressure pill

Thousands of strokes and heart attacks could be ­prevented if patients switched blood pressure pills. Health records for five million with high blood ­pressure revealed the most popular pills, ACE inhibitors, were less ­effective than an alternative and caused more side effects. The study in The Lancet ­estimates that changing to thiazide diuretics would prevent… Read More »

You might want to change the time of day you take your blood pressure medicine – CNN

The research found that people who take their anti-hypertensive medicine before bed had better-controlled blood pressure and consequently had a much lower risk of death or illness from heart problems when compared to people who took their medication in the morning. Compared to those who took their medicine in the morning, the people who took… Read More »