High blood pressure increases dementia risk

The small arteries of the brain are sensitive to elevations in blood pressure, and long-term hypertension carries the risk of injury to these small vessels, impairing blood flow and resulting in damage to or atrophy of brain tissue. As such, high blood pressure is hazardous to the brain, contributing to the development of vascular dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, and … Read more

8 Natural Remedies to Lower High Blood Pressure in No Time

Anyone with high blood pressure, of course, should consult with a physician before starting to use alternative remedies. Happily, though, most people with readings from 130/85 (high normal blood pressure) to 159/99 (the upper range of mild high blood pressure) can safely be treated with alternative methods, says Chris Meletis, dean of the National College … Read more

How extreme stress affects your health

Stress doesn’t come the same way twice: It’s that fluttering anxiety in your stomach before you enter a dinner party you really didn’t want to go to. It’s that heaviness in your chest as you await the results of a medical test. It’s that bubbling up in your throat as your to-do list gets longer … Read more