High-Flavanol Diet Linked To Lower Blood Pressure

Eating lots of foods with flavanols - antioxidants found in certain fruits, veggies, tea, and cocoa - may be good for your blood pressure, according to a study published in October 2020 in Scientific Reports. The researchers examined blood pressure data and results from urine tests in order to identify biomarkers (a substance that determines how much flavanol is present in the diet) for over 25,000 people in the U.K. Systolic Blood Pressure - whic...

New Blood Pressure Guidelines

Fewer people should take medicine to control their high blood pressure, a new set of guidelines recommends. Adults aged 60 or older should only take blood pressure medication if their blood pressure exceeds 150/90, which sets a higher bar for treatment than the current guideline of 140/90, according to the report, published online Dec. 18 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Guidelines were also developed by an ...

Why you should Take your Blood Pressure at Home, and how to Do It

When it comes to keeping tabs on your health, your blood pressure is a vital sign of how you're doing. It could indicate a serious condition such as chronic kidney disease, stroke, or heart disease. Your doctor can check your blood pressure, but you also have the option to monitor it from home. Laura Distel MD, a family medicine specialist, shares her reasons for taking your blood pressure at-home and the b...

Diastolic Changes In BP

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Motivation Key To Blood Pressure Control

Individually, lifestyle factors such as weight loss, regular exercise, and limited sodium, alcohol, and dietary fat have all been shown to help lower blood pressure in patients with hypertension. However, the researchers found another important intervention when examining how all lifestyle factors could be combined to lower blood pressure. This was called persuasion. Researchers say encouraging words can help patients lose weigh...

Checking your Blood Pressure At Home

You don't always have to go to your doctor's office to have your blood pressure checked; you can monitor your own blood pressure at home. It is particularly important to monitor your blood pressure regularly if you are recommended by your doctor. How to Check Your Blood Pressure. There are a few factors that may temporarily cause your blood pressure rise. The following factors can cause blood pressure to...