Hydrochlorothiazide is a drug prescribed for blood pressure, diabetes, water retention and osteoporosis. Some of it's common names include HydroDIURIL, Microzide, Esidrix, Oretic, Amturnide, Tekturna HCT, Moduretic, Tribenzor, Exforge HCT, Lotensin HCT and Ziac.
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High blood pressure, otherwise known as hypertension, isn't uncommon. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts that the condition affects one in three Americans. But here's the thing: Many people who have high blood pressure don't even know it.
While the exact causes of high blood pressure are even puzzling to some doctors, one thing we do know is that several factors pl... ››› more
If you're one of those people who puts salt on everything you eat, you're probably wondering if eating a healthy diet counteracts the effects of eating too much salt on your blood pressure. A new study published in the journal Hypertension says no…
To arrive at this conclusion, researchers from several institutions, including Imperial College Lonon and Northwestern University, looked at the d... ››› more
One in every three adults suffer from high blood pressure. While there are a number of common drugs and medications that treat the condition, there's a simpler, safer way to do it - by adjusting your diet.
Many people with high blood pressure follow the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet to control their condition. The DASH diet emphasises low glycaemic carbs and nutrients like... ››› more
It's well-established that drinking soft drinks and other sugary beverages raises your risk of obesity and diabetes. As if you needed another reason to cut back on the sweet stuff, a new study suggests that sugary drinks can boost your blood pressure, too.
According to the study, even one sweetened drink per day can contribute to higher blood pressure. And the more sugary beverages you drink, t... ››› more
Forget blood pressure medications like beta-blockers, renin inhibitors, calcium channel blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers...
A new study led by Dr Mark Filipovic, a researcher at the University of Zurich and Cantonal Hospital of Baden in Switzerland, has found that a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids may also help young adults keep their bloo... ››› more
Research shows that a warm - but not too hot - bath with sea salt helps lower blood pressure, oxygenate every cell, calm the nervous system, reduces pain and improves circulation. It's no wonder that Hippocrates, the founder of medicine as a rational science and Cleopatra cherished mineral-rich salt baths so much!
One study even found that the high levels of magnesium in sea salt helps lower l... ››› more
According to a new study presented at the annual meeting of the Cardiological Society of India in Kochi, India, yoga can help lower blood pressure in people who are at risk for developing hypertension.
“Patients with pre-hypertension slightly elevated blood pressure are likely to develop hypertension high blood pressure unless they improve their lifestyle,” said Dr Ashutosh Angrish, a cardi... ››› more
Unhealthy heart, unhealthy brain?
It's something you'd never guess, but a new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore in the USA have found that heart disease is a risk factor for dementia.
According to the study, middle-aged men and women who are at risk for heart disease also face a higher chance of dementia later in life.
The researchers reported that risk fa... ››› more
Your eyes are always irritated and dry and you can't understand why. You've probably never considered that the little pill you pop every day - whether it's an antihistamine or an antidepressant - may be behind your dry eye, but there's a good chance it could be the culprit!
Certain categories of medicines, both over-the-counter and prescription, can starve your eyes of hydration, resulting in a... ››› more
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