Tag: blood pressure

Blood pressure drug could raise skin cancer risk

Many blood pressure have been shown to cause serious side effects that range from irregular heartbeat to problems in the bedroom.

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Fluctuating blood pressure linked to dementia

Not only is having high blood pressure a risk factor for dementia, but according to a new study, that's not the whole story - because having a blood pressure that frequently fluctuates could [...]

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Dark chocolate reduces the risk of atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation saddles you with irregular heartbeat and increased stroke risk. But a new study shows there's something that reduces the risk of a-fib by up to 23 per cent – and you’re going [...]

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Shoveling increases heart attack risk

If you live in a colder climate, winter weather can be brutal. But in dealing with the snow, seniors in particular face an increased risk of having a heart attack.

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High heart rate linked to mental illness

Most people don’t think much about their heart rate or blood pressure… until there’s a problem. Unfortunately, it may not feel like anything is wrong until something more serious is already [...]

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Dizzy spells linked to dementia

Research finds link between dizzy spells – a sign of a sudden blood pressure drop after standing – and dementia. Here’s how to level out your BP and keep the blood – and oxygen – flowing to your [...]

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Lemonade can be a healthy alternative to water

Water is the king of hydration, but when you’re looking for something else to drink – with a bit more flavor – don’t reach for a bottle off the grocery store shelf. Here are some ways to get the [...]

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Flaxseed helps in the fight against metabolic syndrome

New study shows that just 30 g a day of flaxseed all but eliminated metabolic syndrome in four out of every five patients.

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Magnesium could help with blood pressure control

Study shows that supplementing with just over 300 mg of magnesium daily lowered both systolic and diastolic blood pressure readings by a few points.

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Watermelon is packed disease-fighting lycopene

The disease-fighting antioxidant lycopene, though typically found in tomatoes, is actually also available in high quantities in a favourite summer treat: a slice of watermelon!

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