Energy Drinks Spike Blood Pressure

Energy Drinks Spike Blood Pressure

You may know that coffee contains caffeine, which is a stimulant. You may also know that over time, people who consume coffee drinks and energy drinks tend to have higher blood pressure than those who don’t. Caffeine is the main reason why energy drinks are so popular...
Ultrasound Lowers Blood Pressure

Ultrasound Lowers Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is one of the most difficult medical conditions to control. Although it’s very common — 1 in 3 Americans have it — one-third of those who do have it cannot control their pressure with less than four medications. A team of Japanese researchers may...
Vitamin C Lowers Blood Pressure

Vitamin C Lowers Blood Pressure

I’ve long been a believer in the heart-healthy benefits of vitamin C, which helps lower the type of chronic inflammation that leads to heart disease. It is also a powerful antioxidant that helps the heart function better. But there is now evidence that vitamin C can...
CoQ10 Lowers Blood Pressure

CoQ10 Lowers Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a major risk factor for both heart attacks and strokes, and so managing it is of critical importance. People with high blood pressure tend to have lower levels of CoQ10. For an article published in the Journal of Hypertension, experts from the...
How You Can Stop Taking Blood Pressure Meds

How You Can Stop Taking Blood Pressure Meds

While blood pressure medications are necessary in some cases, you can beat high blood pressure in the same way you beat heart disease — by changing the way you eat, move (or don’t move!), and handle stress. First, get your diet under control. When it comes to fighting...