[2017-07-28] What do blood pressure readings mean (Blood Pressure Readings Chart)
Blood pressure readings can vary in a single person throughout the day depending on the situation. Factors such as stress, anxiety, foods eaten (caffeine or salt intake), smoking, or exercise can cause pressure to rise. The American Heart Associatio
[2017-07-14] What dietary strategies can help lower high blood pressure
Dietary changes are often the first line of treatment recommended by your doctor. You may be advised to: Limit caffeine intake Reduce salt intake Limit fatty foods Avoid alcohol Manage cholesterol Add potassium-rich foods to your diet (unless y
[2017-06-30] What causes high blood pressure
The causes of hypertension are multifactorial, meaning there are several factors whose combined effects produce hypertension. High salt intake or salt sensitivity: This occurs in certain populations such as the elderly, African Americans, people who
[2017-06-12] What are the signs and symptoms of high blood pressure
High blood pressure may not have any symptoms and so hypertension has been labeled the silent killer. Longstanding high blood pressure can lead to multiple complications including heart attack, kidney disease, or stroke. Some people experience sympt
[2017-06-07] What is the treatment for high blood pressure
Blood pressure is caused by many different factors, so there are many different treatments. The goal of treating high blood pressure is to keep the blood pressure below 140/90. Treatments for high blood pressure include: Lifestyle modifications: Q
[2017-05-29] What are the potential risks and complications of untreated high blood pressure
Complications of hypertension are often referred to as end-organ damage because damage to the organs is the end result of chronic (long duration) high blood pressure. High blood pressure increases the risk of developing: Heart disease: Increased wo
[2017-05-15] How is blood pressure measured
Blood pressure is measured by a blood pressure cuff (sphygmomanometer). The blood pressure cuff consists of an air pump, a pressure gauge, and a rubber cuff. The instrument measures the blood pressure in units called millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).
[2017-05-02] How does exercise help lower high blood pressure
Exercise helps lower blood pressure by helping you lose weight and keeping your heart and blood vessels in good condition. Weight loss achieved through diet and exercise helps control factors such as blood sugar, and other complications of obesity.
[2017-04-18] When should someone seek medical care for bursitis
Because bursitis can be infectious and needs to be treated with antibiotics, it is best to see a doctor the first time you recognize symptoms. If the pain is not getting better with home care, your doctor may be able to offer some alternatives such
[2017-04-03] What is the medical treatment for bursitis?
If your bursitis is not infectious, the doctor may inject the bursa with a corticosteroid to reduce inflammation. If your bursitis is infectious, the bursa will be drained with a needle. The doctor will prescribe antibiotics to be taken in pill form