Daily Archives: August 27, 2008



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Recommended Reading

Further Reading The following books are related to high blood pressure and offer more information on this topic. Your Body’s Many Cries For Water – Dr. F. Batmanghelidj An amazing book which contradicts much of the common advise given to patients suffering from a wide range of illnesses. Dr. Batmanghelidj … Continue reading



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High Blood Pressure Symptoms

Unfortunately, there are often no symptoms of high blood pressure – which is why it is often called the “silent killer”. You will often find out you suffer from high blood pressure (hypertension) on a routine visit to the doctor, or when going to see the doctor about another complaint … Continue reading



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Hypertension – High Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is a measure of the outward force exerted by the blood on the arteries in your body. A healthy body has a blood pressure that is just enough to push the blood into all of the smaller blood vessels of your body, called capillaries. Blood pressure is created … Continue reading



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High Blood Pressure Diet

How to control high blood pressure with diet and exercise People who have high blood pressure need to watch what they eat. Closely linked to this is exercise, which is also beneficial. However, before changing diet or exercise routines, please consult your doctor to talk through your personal situation. Causes … Continue reading



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Blood Pressure Medication

Treating hypertension with medicine Everybody is different, so you should visit your doctor and get a professional diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Those people suffering from diabetes or kidney problems will have to be treated differently to others. While there are medications to lower blood pressure, it is a good idea … Continue reading



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Controlling High Blood Pressure Naturally

Hypertension (high blood pressure) is often called the silent killer, due to the fact that there are few, if any symptoms. People go about their daily lives unaware of the time-bomb ticking away inside them. It is vitally important that you keep checks on your blood pressure, and if high, … Continue reading



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Pre-eclampsia 1

Signs and symptoms of Pre-eclampsia during pregnancy High blood pressure is a problem for many people, but can be especially dangerous when a woman is pregnant, and can lead to life-threatening problems. High blood pressure affects all organs in the body, but when you are pregnant, you have an extra … Continue reading



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HELLP Syndrome

What is HELLP Syndrome? HELLP Syndrome is a rare, but serious complication that occurs in up to 12 percent of the women who have preeclampsia. The syndrome is named after the main characteristics of the disease, namely Hemolysis (break down of red blood cells), Elevated Liver enzymes, which can cause … Continue reading



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What is white coat syndrome? 4

Do you have high blood pressure at the doctors yet normal at home? You may suffer from white coat syndrome. A true story I went to my doctor and was told I suffered hypertension. My blood pressure was 140/90. I was told I needed a lot of medical checks – … Continue reading



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What is blood pressure?

Definition: Blood pressure is simply the pressure of your blood pushing out on your arteries as the blood circulates your body. The pressure of your blood depends on a number of factors including: the force created by your heart pumping blood into your arteries the volume of your blood the … Continue reading