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What can I do to lower my blood pressure

If you only have a slight blood pressure increase, it is often enough to start by changing your lifestyle. It may not affect the pressure itself all that much, but it can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Blood pressure is affected by your weight, so it might help to try and lose some weight …

How do I know my blood pressure is high?

A question I often get from my hypertension patients is “How do I know when my blood pressure is high?”. Simple answer is, I don’t know, and you won’t either (without doing a reading). It is a common myth that elevated blood pressure causes nausea, headaches and nose bleeds. High blood pressure sometimes causes these …

Pomegranate – the tasty juice that lowers your blood pressure

The pomegranate originated in the middle east and has since spread to other parts of the world. Throughout the centuries it has been highly prized for its healing powers. Modern day research shows that drinking just 2 ounces (~50 ml/0.5 dl) daily of the juice from this powerful fruit can lower your blood pressure. It …

10 best songs to lower your blood pressure

Music – it can lift you up and chill you out. No matter where you are in the world, music is there in some form or other. Listening to music can actually lower your blood pressure too!Research has found that listening for 25 minutes to Mozart or Strauss reduces your blood pressure and stabilises your …

How and Why to Measure your Blood Pressure at home

When my wife got diagnosed with high blood pressure there were so many things to learn. One of those things is to measure your blood pressure at home. It really is a fundamental skill and habit that is so very important to pick up. Why is it so important to measure at home? A number …

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6 serious consequences of high blood pressure

High blood pressure is a condition that often has no visible symptoms. Because of this it is sometimes referred to as “the silent killer”. If your blood pressure is not brought under control it comes with some really serious consequences on your arteries, heart, brain, kidneys, eyes and sexuality. The world health organisation (WHO) reports …

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6 types of medicine for high blood pressure

So your doctor prescribed medication for your high blood pressure but what are the different types of medicines available and how do they work? Here’s a breakdown of the types of medicines for high blood pressure, a little about how they work and if there are any side effects. If a particular type of medication …

Systolic and Diastolic blood pressure

What is high blood pressure and what is systolic and diastolic?

So you got diagnosed with high blood pressure (aka hypertension), but what does it mean? Blood is carried from the heart to all parts of the body in blood vessels. Each time the heart beats, it pumps blood into the vessels. Hypertension, also known as high or raised blood pressure, is a condition in which …

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10 Great Foods for high blood pressure

There is just so much to learn when you get high blood pressure. What to eat is a big part of it. Here’s a list of foods that are really good for your blood pressure and also really tasty. As you try these, remember to measure your pressure – so you know if it works …

The beginning – this is our WHY

Hi there, my name is Anders and I’m the co-founder and initiator of aiten. When my wife (she’s in the picture) got diagnosed with high blood pressure and had little to no help in taking control of her situation I decided that I had to do something about it. I was horrified when I found …