High Blood Pressure in the Elderly Articles

  • Lowering My Blood Pressure without Pills

    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 my blood pressure in check.

  • Why I’m Ditching the Blood Pressure Pills I’ve Taken for 40 Years

    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.

  • 3 Ways Blood Pressure Meds Can Lower Your Dementia Risk

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

  • High Blood Pressure: Guidelines and Treatments for Seniors

    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.

  • What is Vascular Dementia?

    Vascular dementia is the second most common cause of dementia after Alzheimer’s. It is caused by brain damage from a cerebrovascular or cardiovascular event- usually stroke, and results in various symptoms dependent on the area of the brain affected.

  • How to Pick a Pet for a Senior Citizen

    Animals make wonderful companions for aging individuals. Use these pointers to ensure a senior is up for pet ownership in order to match them with the perfect new furry friend.

  • 10 Signs of Kidney Disease

    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.

  • Understanding Heart Failure in the Elderly

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

  • My Final Decision on 5-HTP and BP Medication

    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.

  • My History with Blood Pressure Medications

    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.

  • My 5-HTP Saga

    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.

  • Diabetes, Hypertension Raise Glaucoma Risk

    Those with diabetes had a 35% greater risk for developing glaucoma than those without the disease; hypertension upped the risk by 17%.

  • Hydration: A Miracle Cure for Dizziness and Incontinence

    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!

  • A Heart Healthy Diet

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

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