10 health problems your eyes could be showing signs of

10 health problems your eyes could be showing signs of

The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends everyone get a baseline eye exam by age 40, if not before (if everything looks good, your doctor can decide how often you should follow-up) High blood pressure Early signs of damage from high blood pressure can be detected in routine eye exam so potentially life-saving  treatment can be […]

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Exercise can be as effective as medicine in lowering blood pressure

For people with high blood pressure, starting an exercise regimen may lower blood pressure by as much as taking medication would, a large analysis suggests. Researchers combined data from nearly 400 randomized trials that assessed the effects of blood pressure drugs or of exercise on blood pressure. They found that overall, each lowered blood pressure […]

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8 health benefits of custard apple

The cherimoya is a green, cone-shaped edible fruit-bearing species with scaly skin and creamy, sweet flesh. Generally thought to be native to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, it’s now grown in tropical areas, usually in high altitudes. High in antioxidants Custard apple is filled with antioxidants that help fight free radicals present in your body, […]

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Debunked: 5 misconceptions related to high blood pressure

Increased blood pressure can damage blood vessels, the heart and kidneys, among other organs. However, the risk of having hypertension remains unknown for many people despite a wide range of studies and medical warnings. In some cases, people tend to ignore their condition due to misinformation. To date, some myths are still widely thought to […]

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6 natural remedies to help reduce blood pressure

Unfortunately, it’s often cast aside, and some people don’t even take their medication seriously. This puts a lot of people in greater risk of developing a heart problem down the line. But fret not, suffering from blood pressure doesn’t automatically mean that you’ll be stuck with meds all your life. In fact, with proper discipline, […]

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Learn how to accurately take your blood pressure at home

High blood pressure or hypertension is known as the “silent killer.” It can happen without any symptoms and eventually lead to serious complications, such as heart attack and stroke. People experience hypertension when the force against blood vessel walls significantly increases. Those who are inactive, overweight and with an unhealthy diet have high risk of […]

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Taller people have a higher chance of developing atrial fibrillation

The research, which reveals a strong link between the genetic variants associated with height and one’s risk for AFib, is the among the first to demonstrate that height may be a causal, not correlated, a risk factor for AFib. Researchers found that the risk for AFib climbed as one’s height increased, with every one-inch increase […]

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Women with preeclampsia may be at greater risk for heart conditions later in life

The study looked at an average of seven years of follow-up data on more than 220,000 women who were recruited between 2006 and 2010 by the UK Biobank, a large research cohort in the United Kingdom. The study made three significant findings. “Research over the past decade has shown there are sex-specific risk factors for […]

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