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High Blood Pressure

Hypertension; A measure of the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in the arteries. The more blood your heart pumps, and the narrower your arteries, the higher your blood pressure. Consistently high blood pressure can lead to heart attack, stroke, and other serious medical conditions. Recommended blood pressure levels vary by age.
  • Hypertension is nicknamed the silent killer. Caregivers should take a proactive role in helping seniors monitor their blood pressure to ensure hypertension is treated and controlled.
  • It was a struggle with my doctors AND family, but I finally stopped taking 5-HTP and pills for hypertension. That journey was a long, strange trip.
  • Doctors told me for years that I needed blood pressure medication, but then I began to challenge their recommendations. What I decided to do might not be right for everyone, but it was right for me.
  • The over-the-counter supplement 5-HTP has been a friend to me for years until I started running into trouble with it. This is part of my long history with 5-HTP and blood pressure issues.
  • My blood pressure has been a challenge these past few years... sometimes too low, sometimes too high. I'm trying to take fewer meds and supplements, so here are a few "natural" things I'm doing to keep the pressure in check.
  • Glaucoma is a painless, symptom-free disease until its later stages, when it can cause blindness. A new study finds that those with diabetes and hypertension have a greater risk of developing glaucoma.
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