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Exercise to Lower Blood Pressure

Being physically active is one of the best ways to decrease blood pressure when it is elevated. In fact, it is the third most effective way to naturally lower blood pressure surpassed only by weight loss and the DASH diet. Combining exercise with diet and weight loss...

What Medication Would You Be?

I was working with a pharmacy student one day and I was asked this question. “If you were a medication, what would you be and why?” This caught me off guard. I took a couple of minutes to think about it and this is my answer. If I were a medication I would...

Potassium and Blood Pressure

Sodium and Blood Pressure A cornerstone of high blood pressure management is lifestyle changes. This includes eating healthy, decreasing processed foods, regular exercise, weight control and limiting alcohol intake. One of the common recommendations is to limit sodium...

Foods High in Potassium

High Potassium Foods The average American adult consumes only about half the recommended 4700mg of potassium every day. An increased potassium intake to this level would result in significant reductions in blood pressure. This is enough to lower your risk of dying...