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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.

My Parkinson's disease and prostate surgery have left me with several issues, including incontinence and occasional dizziness. Eureka! I stumbled upon an easy, cheap, effective remedy!

Medical authorities now say blood pressure for seniors without cardiac issues can go safely up to 150/90. For that and other reasons, I'm quitting the pills. Here's why.

Taking medication to manage high blood pressure may provide protection against Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

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.

What types of foods should a person with heart disease eat...and what should they avoid?

The early symptoms of kidney disease often go unnoticed, but delays in medical treatment could result in organ failure. Learn to recognize the initial signs to ensure you seek treatment in a timely manner.

Learn what factors contribute to the development of heart failure and how certain lifestyle changes can help prevent its onset and slow its progression.

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.