- The effect of salt on your blood pressure
Any time I eat foods containing salt my BP skyrockets and yet when I avoid salt I get leg cramps. What should I do?
Moderation is the key. I would avoid eating foods high in salt unless it was a very hot day and I had been digging ditches or participating is some other strenuous activity. The current recommendation for daily ...
- Magnesium may modestly lower blood pressure.
Magnesium, an essential element in the human body, may modestly lower blood pressure, according to research published in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.Magnesium is found in whole grains, beans, nuts and green leafy vegetables.
Researchers have long debated whether magnesium plays a role in regulating blood pressure with inconsistent and controversial evidence from studies in humans. This meta-analysis, however, ...
- Pressure point that lowers BP
I’ve heard about a pressure point on the body that when pressure is applied you can substantially lower your blood pressure immediately. Can you please comment on this.
Applying pressure to the area of the carotid artery in the neck will slow the heart and lower blood pressure. If too much pressure is applied, fainting will occur. Sometimes doctors use gentle ...
- Drivers Must Pass Blood Pressure Tests
Study aims to help drivers achieve hypertension control to keep their commercial drivers’ license.
The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations Rules and Regulations stipulate that “a person is physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle if that person has no current clinical diagnosis of high blood pressure likely to interfere with the ability to operate a commercial motor vehicle ...