Top 10 Chronic Medical Problems in Older People

As we age, it becomes more difficult to stay healthy. According to the National Committee on Aging, 80% of seniors have at least one chronic medical condition; 68% have more than one. What issues are seniors likely to have? Here are the top 10 chronic medical problems in seniors, as determined by Medicare records: 1.…

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The Facts about High Blood Pressure

Facts about High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, known medically as hypertension, is known as “the silent killer” for good reason. Silent, because it has no symptoms, even as it ravages the arteries, the heart, the brain, the kidneys, and even the eyes. A killer, because approximately half of adults with untreated hypertension will die of heart disease; approximately one-third…

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High Salt Consumption Hypertension Not Reversed With Healthy Diet

High salt consumption can lead to high blood pressure even when countered with a healthy diet of  fruits and vegetables. In a recent study, researchers found that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables did not prevent high blood pressure caused by  eating too much salt. Dr. Jeremiah Stamler and colleagues recently reported their results in the journal Hypertension.…

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