Are You Checking Your Blood Pressure?

Flaxseed may reduce blood pressure

Prevalence of hypertension increases with age and along with diabetes contributes to kidney disease .Maintaining blood pressure in the normal range reduces the incidence of dementia and Alzheimers disease. Maintaining blood pressure in the normal range reduces the incidence of dementia and Alzheimers disease. File pic A high heart rate can aggravate angina and worsen heart failure. Since the heart is a pump, a high blood pressure and heart rate can increase the work of the heart and lead to heart failure. Recent research has shown that a lower resting heart rate prolongs longevity. Animals with the lowest heart rate like the elephant and the blue whale live the longest.
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One in five Americans with hypertension are unaware of the problem, according to new estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And even when they do, about half don’t get their levels under control. That should prompt you to get your blood pressure measured and, if it’s high, take steps to get it under control. The CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that about a third of men and women have hypertension, dubbed the “silent killer” because it often causes no noticeable symptoms. About 75 percent of people with high blood pressure were taking medication to control it, but only about a half were able to get their levels under control.
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Dietary spirulina intake manages blood pressure and cholesterol, may help prevent atherosclerosis

10 foods with hidden fat Eating a bit of flaxseed each day might help lower high blood pressure, a new study suggests. Researchers said it’s too early to swap out blood pressure medication for the fibre-filled seeds just yet. But if future studies confirm the new results, flax might be a cheap way to treat high blood pressure, they added. Flaxseed is well known as a plant source of omega-3 fatty acids, fibre and lignans, a type of anti-oxidants.
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High blood pressure often undiagnosed, uncontrolled, CDC says

Put plainly, each of these mechanistic actions help expand the size of blood vessels, which in turn helps lower blood pressure and improve blood flow. This is important for people with high cholesterol and high blood pressure, as any potential buildup in otherwise narrowed arteries can lead to artery hardening and even blood clots. But spirulina appears to naturally prevent all this by not only regulating artery size but also decreasing blood levels of harmful forms of cholesterol. “In humans, Spirulina maxima intake decreases blood pressure and plasma lipid concentrations, especially triacylglycerols and low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol, and indirectly modifies the total cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol values,” reads the study’s abstract, which you can view in full here: http://science.naturalnews.com . Prevent heart attacks, heart disease with spirulina Naturally, the benefits of improved vasodilation and reduced lipid levels also extend to the heart.
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