- Does Cuff Size Matter When Checking Your Blood Pressure?
This week’s question is from Scott H. In my training as a registered nurse, we were always instructed to ensure that we used the right cuff size for the patient. For example, you would not use a medium size cuff on a gentleman who needed a large cuff. Nor would ...
- Hypertension Meds May Prevent Alzheimer’s
High blood pressure meds, especially blockers, may protect against dementia.
A new study by the Pacific Health Research and Education Institute in Honolulu has found that men and women who take high blood pressure medication, especially beta-blockers, may be protected against Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.
The report was presented ...
- Tuna Steaks with Sweet and Sour Celery
Celery is a crunchy green vegetable that contains a useful compound known as 3-n-butyl phthalate which relaxes the smooth muscle lining in blood vessels – reducing blood pressure.
- Lavender. It's Not Just For Aromatherapy Anymore.
Lavender, a plant indigenous to France, is a plant often used in aromatherapy as oils, or the leaves ground and used as a tea. It is known for its ability to treat anxiety, depression, and insomnia. I use to put a little lavender oil in a small dish next to my ...