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Surprising causes of high blood pressure, simple strategies to manage hypertension By: Bel Marra

How healthy is your blood pressure? And exactly what causes high blood pressure, anyway? It rises with each and every heartbeat and then falls as your heart relaxes between beats. It can change from minute to minute with exercise, stress, sleep, even your posture. The important thing is you want to keep it in the healthy range: Less than 120/80 mm Hg – less than 120 systolic and less than 80 diastolic – for adults age 20 and over. Most Americans, though, are reading closer to 140/90 or higher, which puts them in the high blood pressure range. That news is grim. The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that the proportion of Americans reporting they have high blood pressure rose nearly 10 percent from 2005 to 2009. High blood pressure, or hypertension, affects nearly one-third of Americans. And nearly half of those cases are out of control, health officials say. Furthermore, nearly one in three Americans has prehypertension – a condition which shows elevated blood…

Home remedies for low blood pressure (hypotension) By: Emily Lunardo |

We often talk about high blood pressure (hypertension) as it is a common ailment as we get older. Of course, rising blood pressure is a real health concern as it can contribute to many health complications. But low blood pressure, while discussed far less often, is also an important health issue that can have an impact on your well-being. Symptoms of low blood pressure include fatigue, lightheadedness, dizziness, nausea, clammy skin, loss of consciousness, and blurry vision. With low blood pressure (hypotension), not enough blood is reaching the heart, brain, and other important organs. Many of us may feel a sudden drop in blood pressure as we move from lying or sitting to an upright position—known as postural hypotension—but if you experience symptoms of low blood pressure without changing positions, then your doctor may diagnose you with hypotension. The good news is, home remedies for low blood pressure can help you manage the condition. Home remedies for low blood pressureEat smal…

How to Get Rid of Bags Under Your Eyes By Smriti Agarwal

When the normal fat that helps support the eyes moves into the lower eyelids, it causes the lids to appear puffy. Additionally, fluid can accumulate in the area below your eyes which can cause them to swell up. In most cases, puffy and droopy eyes could be a sign of tiredness or lack of sleep. Unless it is a medical condition, you can help yourself get rid of bags under your eyes. From eliminating certain bad habits to incorporating natural home remedies, here are few things that can help.
1. Take it easy on salt
Salt is not only linked to high blood pressure, but it can also cause fluid retention which can lead to puffiness around the eyes. If you use salt, it is better to opt for pure Himalayan pink salt or sea salt in minimum quantities. Avoid salty processed foods. You can even opt for fresh vegetables, in particular celery, which can help curb your desire for salt. 
2. Exercise
Exercising is a solution for almost all problems from weight loss to getting rid of the eye bags. It is a n…