The Red Reishi Mushroom. Have you considered using this potent herb to treat hypertension? It has been shown to significantly, lower blood pressure in patients who did not respond to anti-hypertension drugs, help lessen arrhythmia, lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels, and reduce the stickiness of platelets, thought to be due to the ganoderic acids action in reishi.

On your first glimpse of it, one would imagine it to be poisonous. The red, glazed appearance doesn’t look appealing and nature often displays poisonous plants and animals in bright red, yellow, blue and black colors. But this therapeutic reishi mushroom is far from poisonous. To be correct, it has no known toxicity.

Polysaccharides are said to be the most active ingredient in the red reishi mushroom, helping to reduce blood pressure, but adding to that, the mushroom also contains a natural ACE inhibitor, triterpenes. They work by inhibiting angiotensin converting enzymes. These enzymes are responsible for converting the chemical angiotensin 1 into angiotensin 11 which causes the surrounding muscles of the blood vessel to contract pushing the blood pressure up. So the action of this natural inhibitor results in the blood vessels …

Reaching the ideal breathing rate of less than 10 breaths per minute for 15 minutes, 3 or 4 times a week using breathing exercises, has been proven to lower blood pressure. That works out at roughly breathing in and exhaling once every 6 seconds.

It sounds easy enough, but controlled breathing while relaxed proves otherwise, and does it really work?

A device called ResPerate has the backing of the FDA and can now be sold without a prescription.

Some doctors as well as the manufacturer recommend staying on medication and using the device in a combination of therapies for high blood pressure, while others say it only works for some and not others.

If you suffer from stress and anxiety in particular, then this device may be the answer you are looking for. You can use it in the office, or when you return home after a stressful days work. Sit down for 10-15 minutes and enjoy breathing to the theme tune that is programed especially for you. The voice that accompanies the musical breathing pulses, soothingly guides you along on what to do next.

This machine is easy to …

The normal blood pressure range of persons aged 20 – 40 years is 120mm Hg systolic pressure and 80mm Hg diastolic pressure.= 120/80mmHg. Anyone registering above this range is classed as having high blood pressure. See the charts below refined averages.

The Systolic pressure is when the heart`s ventricles contract and push the blood through the veins. It is called the systole, the pressure during heartbeat action. The Diastolic pressure is the lower pressure that results when air is released out of the cuff and no more sound is heard. This is called the diastole; the artery resting pressure.

To learn how to use an arm cuff, monitor, stethoscope and graph, see my chart page. Or if you prefer, you can use a Digital Monitor instead, but the stethoscope is much more fun.

The normal blood pressure range can vary depending on what age you are.

It increases with age. For example, men normally have higher blood pressure readings than women but it depends on how healthy an individual is.When reading blood pressure, a relatively healthy person should first add 100 to their age to get rough guide of their …

The relationship between coenzyme q10 and heart health can be summed up in one sentence – Every muscle in the body, particularly the heart, the muscle that has most demand for coenzyme q10, cannot function without this vitamin, which is vital for life itself.

Though it be an important cofactor in the smooth running of cardiovascular function, it is not stressed enough in the opinion of many conscientious doctors, who have seen a coenzyme q10 deficiency in their patients when treating serious heart conditions.

To explain the importance of coenzyme q10 in the control of high blood pressure and the health of the heart, you need to start by knowing what it is and how it works.

The next step is to understand what happens when it is depleted, what factors can cause this, how statins and coq10 depletion are connected, and lastly, how supplementing has been proven to help restore the energy and efficiency of the heart. I will try and explain coenzyme q10 and heart health as simple as possible using the drawing of the cell below. You can refer to it with each section to get a …

A few factors can cause problems with your blood circulation and high blood pressure seems to be one of them. In turn, poor blood circulation is often a cause of high blood pressure.

I have friends and colleagues who suffer from bad circulation in the legs and it`s not just a plague of our elderly. I know middle aged and young alike who suffer from this problem. It can cause blockages in your veins that can lead to stroke or heart attack, so it`s not something you can take lightly.

Symptoms

Poor circulation and high blood pressure can both lead to horrible symptoms. If you are trying your best to walk a little for exercise, and to help your condition, pain in the calf muscles can cause you much stress and discouragement. The most obvious of symptoms are:

  • Pain in the legs
  • Numbness in limbs
  • Water Retention
  • Coldness in limbs
  • Leg Skin Discoloration
  • Ulcers

Causes

Circulation and high blood pressure have several factors linking them. The commonest are:

The underlying Health Problems:

  •  High Blood Pressure
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Diabetes
  • Anaemia
  • Blood Vessel Disorders
  • Varicose Veins
  • DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis)
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Heart Disorders

The normal blood pressure range of persons aged 20 – 40 years is 120mm Hg systolic pressure and 80mm Hg diastolic pressure.= 120/80mmHg. By using the term “normal”, we really mean the ideal figure. Anyone registering above this range is classed as being pre-hypertensive, and if not addressed can develop into high blood pressure. See the charts below refined averages.

The Systolic pressure is when the heart`s ventricles contract and push the blood through the veins. It is called the systole, the pressure during heartbeat action. The Diastolic pressure is the lower pressure that results when air is released out of the cuff and no more sound is heard. This is called the diastole; the artery resting pressure.

Taking Blood Pressure

To learn how to use an arm cuff, monitor, stethoscope and graph, see my chart page. But if you prefer, you can use a Digital Monitor instead, because the stethoscope quite difficult to use and understand, plus it can cause a lot of fun and laughter, not the right condition for measuring blood pressure.

The normal blood pressure range can vary depending on what age you are according to …

The ideal normal blood pressure for women is the same as for men, which is 120/80. That is the systolic pressure (the top,largest sized number on a digital monitor) reads 120 mmHg, and the diastolic pressure (the bottom smaller sized number) reads 80 mmHg.

But the word “normal” is relevant to natural conditions, such as menopause, the menstrual cycle, or preeclampsia (misspelled preclampsia) in pregnancy.

Age and hypertension are also linked as the body`s blood vessels loose elasticity, and become weaker.

Normal Blood Pressure for Women After Menopause

Studies have identified that post-menopausal women are more likely to have increased blood pressure by as much as 5mmHg relevant to a natural decrease of estrogen and progesterone levels. Whereas pre-menopausal women tend to maintain a lower blood pressure than men, because these hormones help protect them against lifestyle stresses.Menopause and high blood pressure have also been linked to salt sensitivity. (See are other reasons for hypertension in Women not discussed on this page.)

Normal Blood Pressure for Women Can Change During PregnancyThis could be caused by a condition called preeclampsia, which can occur usually in women who are carrying their …