Definition of Hypertension:

High blood pressure.  Hypertension increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and kidney failure because it adds to the workload of the heart, causing it to enlarge and, over time, to weaken; in addition, it may damage the walls of the arteries.

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(Prescription) Drug Side-Effects

...our question about Feeling cold for no reason
“Certain medications – such as those prescribed for hypertension, angina, or migraine – can cause feelings of being cold because beta blockers may reduce the circulation in the extremities while increasing blood circulation to the heart...”

Acute, Intermittent Porphyria

...the condition
“...Tachycardia and hypertension, and less frequently fever, sweating, restlessness, and tremor are also observed...”
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Alcohol Consumption

...as a treatment
“...and strokes (less than half, The American Heart Association has reported), moderate consumers of alcoholic beverages (beer, wine or distilled spirits or liquor) are generally less likely to suffer hypertension or high blood pressure, peripheral artery disease, Alzheimer's disease and even the common cold...”

Andropause/Male Menopause

...the condition
“...Some known contributors to this condition are excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, hypertension, prescription and non-prescription medications, poor diet, lack of exercise, poor circulation, and psychological problems...”

Aneurysm / Rupture

...the condition
“...Causes and Development: Causes of abdominal/aortic aneurysms include ... High blood pressure (hypertension) speeds up damage to blood vessel walls...”


...as a treatment
“...It has shown great promise for helping to reduce blood pressure in patients with mild hypertension, most likely by relaxing (dilating) blood vessels...”


...the condition
“...The SAAG value for ascites caused by portal hypertension (cirrhosis or congestive heart failure for example) is generally more than 1...”

Aspartame (Nutrasweet) Avoidance

...as a treatment
“...insomnia, irritability, panic attacks (common aspartame toxicity reaction), marked personality changes, phobias, rapid heart beat (tachycardia – another frequent reaction), asthma, chest pains, hypertension (high blood pressure), nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, swallowing pain, itching, hives / urticaria, other allergic reactions, blood sugar control problems (e.g. hypoglycemia...”


...as a treatment
“...Many small studies have concluded that low dose aspirin reduces the risks of pregnancy induced hypertension toxemia and severe low birth weight...”


...the condition
“...Risk factors include male gender, menopause in women, hypertension, elevated levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), decreased levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), quitting smoking, diabetes, obesity, having a personal or family history of heart...”


...related topic
“...which diet and therapies, such as herbal inhalation and massage, are dictated by individual's body type; 4,000 year-old traditional Indian system believed to be helpful to those suffering insomnia, hypertension and digestive problems...”


...as a treatment
“...Hypertension: Bananas are extremely high in potassium, yet low in salt...”

Bariatric Surgery Complications

...the condition
“...Blood clots (more common in those with pre-existing deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, hypertension, or clotting problems); Indigestion; Esophageal dilation (if a lap band surgery patient overeats); Hiatal hernia (lap band surgery only); Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD); Bowel...”


...as a treatment
“...Research published in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension on the 4th February 2008 showed that drinking 500ml of beetroot juice a day can help reduce blood pressure levels...”

Bell's Palsy

...the condition
“...During pregnancy or pregnancy-induced hypertension, the significant increase in vascular volume, particularly in the last trimester, triples the risk of facial neuropathy due to edema of the facial nerve and the resulting compression...”


...as a treatment
“...the intercellular "cement" in healthy condition; are essential for the proper absorption and use of vitamin C; prevent Vitamin C from being destroyed in the body by oxidation; are beneficial in hypertension; help hemorrhages and ruptures in the capillaries and connective tissues and build a protective barrier against infections...”

Borderline Personality Disorder

...the condition
“...Medications that are used to treat BPD and other mental disorders can lead to obesity, which in turn can lead to diabetes, hypertension, chronic back pain, arthritis and fibromyalgia...”

Broad Beans

...as a treatment
“...Broad beans are rich in L-dopa, a natriuretic agent which might help control hypertension...”

Budd-Chiari Syndrome

...the condition
“...Symptoms include ... Bleeding in the esophagus (portal hypertension can lead to varicose veins in the esophagus)...”


...as a treatment
“...Its deficiency is associated with hypertension and palpitations...”

Carbohydrate Intolerance

...the condition
“...Hypertension is another possible consequence of hyperinsulinemia...”

Cardiac Ischemia

...the condition
“...Hypertension (high blood pressure) can accelerate the atherosclerotic process...”


...as a treatment
“...Other uses include aiding memory and forgetfulness, insomnia, nervous system related pain, fatigue, hypertension and anxiety...”

Cholesterol Level Check

...as a treatment
“...screening beginning at age 20 for men and women with other risk factors for coronary heart disease, such as ... patients with multiple coronary heart disease risk factors such as tobacco use or hypertension...”

Chronic Renal Insufficiency

...the condition
“...Causative diseases include glomerulonephritis of any type (one of the most common causes), polycystic kidney disease, hypertension, Alport syndrome, reflux nephropathy, obstruction, kidney stones, infection, and analgesic toxicity...”
...our question about Duration of suboptimally controlled diabetes
“...In Singapore, statistics have shown that out of the 500 newly diagnosed kidney failure patients each year, 50% were caused by diabetes and 9% were caused by hypertension...”

Cigarette Smoke Damage

...relationship to Erectile Dysfunction (ED, Impotence)
“...Even former smokers with high blood pressure (hypertension) are 11 times more likely to be impotent than non smokers...”
...relationship to Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
“Malignant hypertension and renovascular hypertension are more common in people who smoke...”

Cirrhosis of the Liver

...the condition
“...Portal hypertension...”


...as a treatment
“...vegetable oils found in cookies, candies, baked goods, boxed to bake items, canned foods and most restaurant foods contribute to degenerative diseases including heart disease, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, stroke, depression, hypoglycemia, thyroid disorders and cancer...”


...as a treatment
“...Coffee is not recommended for people with ocular hypertension or glaucoma...”

Cold Applications (Cryotherapy)

...as a treatment
“...Counter-Indicators and Warnings: Cryotherapy is contraindicated when the following are conditions are present ... Hypertension (due to secondary vasoconstriction)...”

Congestive Heart Failure

...the condition
“...Conditions that can lead to CHF include coronary artery disease, hypertension, heart attacks, cardiomyopathy, heart valve disease and infections, congenital heart disease and pulmonary hypertension...”
...our question about Current alcohol consumption
“...People with liver disease or a history of alcohol abuse should not drink at all, while those with diabetes and hypertension may partake in light alcohol consumption...”

CoQ10 (Ubiquinone)

...as a treatment
“...There has been much research done on this fat-soluble molecule in recent years in areas such as cardiovascular, periodontal, breast cancer, hypertension, and overall energy...”

Coronary Disease / Heart Attack

...our question about Your ethnic background
“African-Americans have higher rates of diabetes, prostate cancer, hypertension and coronary heart disease than whites...”
...relationship to Low Male Testosterone Level
“...Low testosterone is linked to hypertension, obesity, atherosclerosis and increased waist-to-hip ratio – all of these being heart attack risk factors...”

Cushing's Syndrome / Hypercortisolism

...the condition
“...This rare syndrome of cortisol resistance is a genetic condition that causes hypertension and chronic androgen excess...”

Diabetes Type II

...the condition
“...Insulin resistance is also found in a variety of other common disease states including hypertension, atherosclerosis, obesity and polycystic ovarian syndrome...”
...our question about Air pollution exposure
“...A Swiss study found signs of significantly increased insulin resistance, hypertension, and waist-circumference in a sample of nearly 4,000 people living among dense pollution...”

Eclampsia / Preeclampsia

...the condition
“Preeclampsia (toxemia in pregnancy) is a disorder of pregnancy that is characterized by hypertension (high blood pressure) and proteinuria (excessive protein in the urine), often including edema (swelling) and occasionally involving thrombocytopenia (low platelets) or liver function...”

Enlarged Spleen

...the condition
“...Liver Diseases Cirrhosis (portal vein obstruction, portal hypertension); Sclerosing cholangitis; Wilson's disease; Biliary atresia; Cystic fibrosis; Hemolytic anemias Thalassemia; Hemoglobinopathies; Hemolytic anemia due to G6PD deficiency; Idiopathic...”

Fish Oils

...as a treatment
“...lower triglyceride levels, raise HDL ("good") cholesterol, "thin" the blood, reduce levels of homocysteine, slow down atherosclerosis, help prevent death from heart disease, and perhaps also treat hypertension...”

Fluoride Toxicity

...the condition
“...delayed tooth eruption, diabetes insipidus, diarrhea, Down syndrome, early onset of puberty, eosinophilia, eye/ear/nose disorders, fever, gastro-intestinal disturbances, gingivitis, heart disorders, hypertension, hypoplasia, hypothyroidism/thyroid cancer, kidney dysfunction, osteosarcoma, low birth weight, candidiasis, multiple sclerosis, oral squamous cell carcinoma, Parkinson's disease,...”

GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid)

...as a treatment
“...Used to treat epilepsy, hypertension, Attention Deficit Disorder and impotence...”


...recommendation Salt Intake Reduction
“If you have IgAN with hypertension or edema, you may be asked to reduce sodium intake...”

Gout / Hyperuricemia

...the condition
“...Women develop gout at an older age than men and have twice the prevalence of hypertension, renal insufficiency and exposure to diuretics...”
...relationship to Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
“Gout is strongly associated with obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes...”
...relationship to High Total Cholesterol
“Increased risk of gout is strongly associated with obesity, hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes...”
...relationship to Elevated Insulin Levels
“...obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes...”

Hawthorn Berry Extract

...as a treatment
“...It can normalize blood pressure and prevent palpitations and arrhythmias; it has also been used for support of cardiac failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), angina pectoris (heart/vascular pain), and tachycardia (rapid heart beat)...”

Heavy Metal Toxicity

...the condition
“...Lead Signs and Symptoms include combinations of gastrointestinal complaints, hypertension, fatigue, hemolytic anemia, abdominal pain, nausea, constipation, weight loss, peripheral neuropathy, cognitive dysfunction, arthralgias, headache, weakness, convulsions, irritability,...”

Hemochromatosis (Iron overload)

...the condition
“...Prognosis; Complications: The causes of death in untreated patients include cardiac failure (30%), liver failure or portal hypertension (25%), and hepatocellular carcinoma (30%)...”

Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

...the condition
“...The body's inability to rid itself of excess fluid and waste may in turn cause hypertension or swelling of the hands and feet or may cause generalized fluid accumulation (edema)...”

High/Increased Fiber Diet

...as a treatment
“...Soluble fiber may be beneficial in atherosclerosis, hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, dumping syndrome, and gallstones...”


...as a treatment
“...Constitutional Hydrotherapy is recommended for ... Hypertension...”

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

...the condition
“...When the first number is the only one elevated the condition is called Isolated Systolic Hypertension (ISH); when the lower number is elevated it is called Diastolic Hypertension...”
...our question about your age
“Prevalence of isolated systolic hypertension increases with age until at least age 80...”
...relationship to Cardiomyopathy
“Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is usually a hereditary disorder, although incidence of this form of cardiomyopathy may also be higher in people with hypertension...”
...relationship to Senile Dementia
Hypertension is a risk factor for reduced circulation in the brain, sometimes called ischemic vascular dementia (IVD)...”
...relationship to EFA (Essential Fatty Acid) Type 3 Requirement
“One study found that high dose fish oil can produce a small but significant reduction in blood pressure in men with essential hypertension...”
...relationship to Glomerulonephritis
“...It is very important to treat hypertension by whatever means are necessary, because hypertension itself greatly increases the risk of progressing to end-stage renal disease...”
...relationship to Salt Sensitivity
“...16, 2001 supplemental issue of Hypertension]...”
...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“A 1999 study found that in systolic and diastolic hypertension as well as elevated pulse rate, blood plasma vitamin C levels were reduced...”
...recommendation Lecithin / Choline
“Choline deficiency is associated with cardiac symptoms and hypertension...”
...recommendation Caffeine/Coffee Avoidance
“...An increased risk of developing hypertension was associated with drinking five or more cups of coffee per day in a large study of white, male, former medical students followed for an average of 33 years...”
...recommendation Plant-Based Nutrition
“The prevalence of hypertension among vegetarians is about one-third to one-half that of non-vegetarians [1-3]...”
...recommendation Aerobic Exercise
“One study of 6,000 healthy adults found a 52% increased risk for hypertension in sedentary individuals compared to those who were fit, while another study found a 35% increase...”
...recommendation against GHB (Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate)
“GHB should be avoided in cases of severe hypertension...”
...recommendation against Bromelain
“While bromelain is considered to have very low toxicity, caution is advised when treating individuals with hypertension...”
...recommendation Green Tea
“Regular and substantial consumption of green tea may provide protective effect against hypertension...”
...recommendation Magnesium
“Magnesium has a mild effect on lowering blood pressure and so is used to treat and prevent hypertension and its effects...”
...recommendation Massage
“Researchers at the University of Miami School of Medicine found that massage is helpful in decreasing blood pressure in those with hypertension...”
...recommendation Potassium
“...If a person already has hypertension, low potassium will raise their blood pressure even further...”
...recommendation Salt Intake Reduction
“...Salt restriction is recommended for those individuals with hypertension who are "salt-sensitive" or are prone to retaining sodium, gaining weight, and developing a rise in blood pressure as a result of a high-salt diet...”
...recommendation Weight Loss
“At least a half dozen controlled studies of patients with hypertension concluded that short-term weight loss is usually associated with a reduction of blood pressure...”
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Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure)

...the condition
“...Postural hypotension occurs most frequently in people who are taking drugs to control high blood pressure (hypertension)...”
...recommendation Scotch Broom
“...Thus it is strongly contra-indicated for hypERtension...”

Increased Fruit/Vegetable Consumption

...as a treatment
“...Fruit and vegetables also play a preventive role in birth defects, cataract formation, hypertension, asthma, diverticulosis, obesity and diabetes...”


...the condition
“...Many common medical problems (and some of the drugs that treat them) can cause insomnia, including allergies, arthritis, heart disease, hypertension, asthma, arthritic conditions, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, hyperthyroidism, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)...”


...related topic
“Isolated Systolic Hypertension...”

Kidney Cancer

...the condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: The primary symptoms of RCC include the following ... High blood pressure (hypertension)...”

Kidney Disease

...the condition
“...Hypertension, edema, and/or hyperkalemia may develop in renal disease...”

Korean Ginseng

...as a treatment
“...Panax ginseng can cause insomnia, hypertension and muscle tightness if taken in excess...”

Lavender Oil

...as a treatment
“...Other unproven uses of lavender oil include: Insomnia, depression, menstrual pain, migraine headaches, nausea, vomiting, colic, constipation, toothache, ear infections, acne, eczema, hypertension, head lice, loss of appetite...”

Lecithin / Choline

...as a treatment
“...Lecithin helps to regulate fat and cholesterol metabolism and is beneficial in atherosclerosis, hypertension and diabetes...”

Low Adrenal Function / Adrenal Insufficiency

...our question about Prednisone use
“Long-term use of prednisone can lead to adrenal suppression, possibly resulting in depression, euphoria, hypertension, nausea, anorexia, high blood sugar levels, or increased susceptibility to infection...”


...as a treatment
“...It is useful to people who suffer from atherosclerosis, heart disorders, edema, hypertension, and hypoglycemia...”

Macular Degeneration

...the condition
“...Hypertension tends to make some forms of macular degeneration worse, particularly in the "wet" form where the retinal tissues are invaded by new blood vessels...”

Magnesium Requirement

...the condition
“...The DASH study (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) suggested that high blood pressure could be significantly lowered by a diet high in magnesium, potassium, and calcium, and low in sodium and fat...”

Manganese Requirement

...the condition
“...deficiency had been linked to infertility, bone malformation, weakness, seizures, atherosclerosis, confusion, convulsions, eye problems, hearing problems, heart disorders, high cholesterol levels, hypertension, irritability, memory loss, muscle contractions, pancreatic damage, profuse perspiration, rapid pulse, tooth-grinding, tremors, fatigue, and osteoporosis...”


...the condition
“...It is often caused by diseases such as syphilis, goiter, endocarditis or hypertension...”


...as a treatment
“...For example, some people chew neem leaves in the morning for 24 days to protect the body from diseases like hypertension and diabetes...”

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

...relationship to Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Hypertension is prevalent in patients with OSA, and it has been shown that treating OSA can modestly lower blood pressure...”
...relationship to Stroke
“Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) significantly increases the risk of stroke or death from any cause, and the increase is independent of other risk factors, including hypertension...”

Peripheral Vascular Disease

...the condition
“...Risk factors for peripheral vascular disease are similar to those for atherosclerosis and include ... Hypertension...”

Plant-Based Nutrition

...as a treatment
“..... "Scientific data suggest positive relationships between a vegetarian diet and reduced risk for several chronic degenerative diseases and conditions, including obesity, coronary artery disease, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and some types of cancer...”

Poor Cerebral Circulation

...the condition
“...Chronic hypertension may result in vascular sclerotic lesions and lead to headache, dizziness, digestive symptoms, and even seizures...”

Potassium Need

...the condition
“...Maintaining a dietary sodium-to-potassium ratio of at least 1:4 can protect against hypertension, crippling strokes and premature death...”

Pregnancy-Related Issues

...recommendation Calcium
“...281-5] Taking calcium may also decrease a woman's chance of developing pre-eclampsia, pregnancy-related hypertension...”

Problems Associated With A Sedentary Lifestyle

...relationship to Coronary Disease / Heart Attack
“...The risk appears to be irrespective of factors such as smoking, hypertension, BMI, social class, and even exercise...”

Problems Associated With Lack Of Exercise

...relationship to Coronary Disease / Heart Attack
“Because it increases the risk for coronary artery disease by almost two times, a lack of exercise is nearly as dangerous to the heart as smoking, abnormal cholesterol levels, or hypertension...”

Problems Caused By Being Overweight

...the condition
“...Physical signs and risks of being overweight Hypertension, coronary heart disease, predisposition to diabetes, hyperlipidemia (increased cholesterol level), metabolic abnormalities, increased risk for gallbladder disease, gout, some types of...”
...our question about Air pollution exposure
“...A Swiss study found signs of significantly increased insulin resistance, hypertension, and waist-circumference in a sample of nearly 4,000 people living among dense pollution...”
...relationship to Syndrome X / Metabolic Syndrome
“...29 mmol/L) in females, or specific treatment for this lipid abnormality; Raised blood pressure: systolic BP > 130 or diastolic BP > 85, or treatment of previously diagnosed hypertension; Raised Fasting Plasma Glucose (FPG): previously diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes, or FPG > 100 mg/dL (5...”
...relationship to Gout / Hyperuricemia
“Gout is strongly associated with obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes...”

Progesterone Low or Estrogen Dominance

...the condition
“...The effect of this is hypertension...”

Prostate Cancer

...our question about Your ethnic background
“African-Americans have higher rates of diabetes, prostate cancer, hypertension and coronary heart disease than whites...”


...as a treatment
“...In 15 trials investigating bed rest as a primary treatment, no outcomes improved significantly and nine worsened significantly for some conditions (acute low back pain, labor, proteinuric hypertension during pregnancy, myocardial infarction, and acute infectious hepatitis)...”

Restless Leg Syndrome

...recommendation Folic Acid
“If there is a circulatory problem (as evidenced by other circulatory problems such as atherosclerosis, hypertension, etc...”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

...recommendation Lei Gong Teng
“...Three patients withdrew during the first 16 weeks of dose escalation, including one patient who developed diastolic hypertension at a dose of 180mg per day...”

Salt Sensitivity

...the condition
“...16, 2001 supplemental issue of Hypertension, a journal of the American Heart Association...”
...relationship to Coronary Disease / Heart Attack
“...[Hypertension (supp), Feb...”


...as a treatment
“...Since it was first introduced to the West, sarsaparilla has been used to treat gout, gonorrhea, open wounds, rheumatoid arthritis, cough, fever, hypertension, pain, lack of libido, psoriasis, indigestion, and even leprosy and certain types of cancer...”

Senile Dementia

...our question about Duration of suboptimally controlled diabetes
Hypertension, diabetes and heart disease are risk factors for reduced circulation in the brain, sometimes called ischemic vascular dementia (IVD)...”

Shortness Of Breath

...the condition
“...Causes of acute shortness of breath include ... Pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the blood vessels of the lungs)...”

Siberian Ginseng

...as a treatment
“...Siberian Ginseng also boosts overall immune function and may play a role in the treatment of hypertension, blood sugar irregularities and depression...”

Spicy Foods Avoidance

...as a treatment
“...Those suffering from the following medical conditions should avoid spicy foods: Hypertension and cardiovascular or cerebrovascular disease...”


...the condition
“...Selye identified 'diseases of adaptation' which include, amongst others, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, peptic ulcer, hyperthyroidism and asthma...”
...relationship to Atherosclerosis
“...are careful not to say that stress causes atherosclerosis, the evidence clearly points to cardiovascular reactivity to stress as an atherosclerotic risk factor of the same magnitude as smoking, hypertension, insulin resistance, and elevated cholesterol levels...”


...the condition
“...The stroke risk associated with stopping hypertension medication appears to be even higher – almost eight times higher in patients under the age of 55 years than in older patients...”

Syndrome X / Metabolic Syndrome

...the condition
“...If you are in any doubt, you should see a doctor who can carry out a proper evaluation of your health ... High blood pressure or hypertension...”
...relationship to Elevated Insulin Levels
“Syndrome X (Metabolic Syndrome) is the variable combination of obesity (usually central in distribution), insulin resistance with elevated insulin levels, high blood cholesterol and hypertension...”

Tendency To Nosebleeds

...the condition
“...Recurrent nosebleeds are a sometimes a sign of an underlying disorder, such as hypertension, a bleeding disorder, or a tumor of the nose or sinuses...”

Test Serum Uric Acid Levels

...as a treatment
“...However, it was shown in a prospective follow-up study that high serum uric acid is associated with higher risk of type 2 diabetes independent of obesity, dyslipidemia, and hypertension...”

Therapeutic Fasting

...as a treatment
“...Conditions responding to fasting include: Headaches, hypoglycemia, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, acne and eczema, tinnitus, vertigo, fibromyalgia, glaucoma, cervical dysplasia, chronic neck and back pain, polymyalgia rheumatica, and many others...”


...the condition
“...It can be made worse if there is also hypertension...”

Turner's Syndrome

...the condition
“...Occasional Abnormalities: Dysplastic hips; Scoliosis; Tendency to form keloids; Cataracts; Tendency to obesity; Idiopathic hypertension; Diabetes mellitus; Abnormal glucose tolerance; Crohn's disease; Thyroid disorders; Ulcerative colitis;...”


...as a treatment
“...The conditions which may lead to a telescoped sediment are: 1) lupus nephritis 2) malignant hypertension 3) diabetic glomerulosclerosis, and 4) rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis...”


...as a treatment
“...It should be administered with caution in cases of hypertension, epilepsy, and arteriosclerosis...”

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)

...as a treatment
“...Its deficiency is associated with hypertension and tachycardia (rapid heart beat)...”

Vitamin B6 Requirement

...the condition
“...Hydralazine is a medication that is used to treat hypertension and has been linked to a few cases of peripheral neuritis which is associated with pyridoxine deficiency; Phenelzine is a drug used to treat depression and some people taking it have been...”

Vitamin CoQ10 Need

...the condition
“...Hypertension is reduced when diastolic function improves...”

Vitamin D Requirement

...relationship to Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
“An Alabama researcher found that lack of enough sunshine exposure may increase risk of hypertension in blacks and other dark-skinned people...”

Weight Loss

...as a treatment
“...A physician's supervision is recommended, however, to prevent adverse side-effects, such as excessive loss of lean body mass, particularly in individuals with chronic health problems such as hypertension...”

Weight Loss Surgery

...as a treatment
“...either those who are severely obese (BMI over 40), or those who are moderately obese (BMI 35-40) and suffer from obesity-related medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes, coronary artery disease, hypertension, arthritis, or sleep apnea...”

White Peony Root

...as a treatment
“...For hyperactivity of the liver-yang marked by headache and vertigo, it is often used along with dried rehmannia root, achyranthes root and red ochre, as in Sweeping Down Decoction for Hypertension(Jian Ling Tang)...”
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