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Drug Store Pain Pills Can Increase High Blood Pressure

Debra Murray

  For the most part, medications available for purchase at stores are safe for most people to use moderately when necessary. However, it appears that taking over-the-counter pain relievers can raise blood pressure. Even persons who have normal blood pressure levels can experience an increase when using non-prescription pain remedies, but the effect can be dangerous for those who are already diagnosed with high blood pressure issues.    Over-the-counter pain relievers are the most commonly used medications that can be purchased at nearly any store. They are taken for a variety of reasons, including fever reduction and for relief of minor to moderate...

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Breaking Health News on Essential Fatty Acids

Debra Murray

  Numerous studies have shown that most of us do not get enough essential omega fatty acids in our daily diets, yet these fatty acids are key to healthy living. The body needs omega fatty acids in order to keep it functioning properly and to help fight the occurrence of disease and illness.    It is essential that we feed our bodies with foods or supplements rich in fatty acids because the body cannot make the fatty acids on its own. The lack of omega fatty acids in humans is linked to a number of problems, including memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, heart disease, stroke, lupus, eczema,...

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Simple Tips for Healthy Blood Pressure

Debra Murray

Maintaining healthy blood pressure can be a concern, but there are things you can do to make it happen. Here are some tips for keeping those blood pressure numbers down.    Reduce sodium   Sodium makes the body retain water, and that raises blood pressure. A good way to reduce sodium is to eat fewer processed foods. Another good way is to buy low-sodium food alternatives. Avoid soda, including diet soda, and add less salt to your food. You should take in less than 1500 mg. of sodium per day.    Drink lots of water   Your body will flush out the...

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Health Warning: Pain Medications Can Increase Blood Pressure

Debra Murray

New warnings about the dangers of prescription and over the counter medications for pain are serious enough to make anyone pause before reaching in their medicine cabinet. Common medications, including ibuprofen and other NSAID pain relievers, are linked to an increased risk for developing high blood pressure, also known as hypertension.    If you need to take medications to control the pain and inflammation of a chronic disease such as arthritis, adding a natural supplement to support a healthy blood pressure is one step toward preventing serious side effects of your regular medications.    Switching to a Natural Cure  Natural...

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What Happens to Your Body When You are Sleep Deprived

Debra Murray

It is easy to stay up way past bedtime when you have a lot on your plate, but cutting back on getting a good night's rest each night is detrimental to your health. Read on to find out more about what happens to your body when you become sleep deprived. Higher Risk for Heart Disease  When a person gets far less than eight hours of sleep at night, it has an impact on their heart and arteries, which can lead to an increase in blood pressure and heart rate that lasts well into the next day. If the sleep deprivation goes on for too...

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