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Drinking Wine & Taking Blood Pressure Medication

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a condition that afflicts a third of the American population and two-thirds of people ove...
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What Conditions Can Elevate the Systolic Blood Pressure?

When a doctor takes your blood pressure, he reads you a pair of numbers, such as 120 over 80. The first number, according to the A...
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How to Increase My Blood Pressure

A reading of 90 mm Hg or less systolic blood pressure or 60 mm Hg or less diastolic blood pressure is considered low. In many inst...
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The Effects of Barometric Pressure on Joints & Muscles

Whether you are riding in an airplane, a fast-moving elevator, or witnessing a thunderstorm, you have likely noticed a sense of ph...
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Can I Take L-Carnitine While on Blood Pressure Medicine?

Your body makes an amino acid called L-carnitine in the liver and kidneys and uses it to turn fat into energy. Normally your body ...
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Pediatric Blood Pressure Guidelines

Monitoring blood pressure is an important part of maintaining good health, especially cardiovascular health. According to Dr. Farp...
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Why Does Sodium Increase Blood Pressure?

Sodium is one of the most important minerals in the body. The kidneys use sodium to maintain the proper balance of water and elect...
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Resveratrol & Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, or hypertension, increases the risk of having a heart attack or stroke. To fully control high blood pressure,...
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Baking Soda & Blood Pressure

Often it is easy to ignore the effect natural or common compounds can have on your health. Baking soda has been used in everything...
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Benefits of Cacao

Native Americans have consumed beverages made from the Theobroma cacao tree for millennia. Ancient healers used the fruit of this ...
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