Blood Pressure

Salt Kicks Hypertension Up a Notch

Jun 6 2005 - 7:49am

Salt hides in a range of foods, including soup, cereal, frozen dinners and canned vegetables, and the result can be higher blood pressure in people with hypertension (high blood pressure).High Blood Pressure and Salt

Salt hides in foods from cereal to soup, processed rice to canned vegetables, salad dressing to frozen dinners

Do you think you're doing enough to reduce sodium in your diet by not adding extra dashes from the salt shaker to your dinner plate?


'Calm Down' Study Tests Meditation as Aid in Controlling Blood Pressure

May 28 2005 - 9:18am

Low Blood Pressure and Meditation

A new study under way at Duke University Medical Center is looking at whether practicing meditation and relaxation techniques can lower blood pressure by reducing the effects of stress in our daily lives. James Lane, Ph.D., associate research professor of medical psychology in the department of psychiatry and behavioral medicine, heads the research project, known as the "Calm Down" study.