A low salt diet known as the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet significantly lowers blood pressure in those with either high or normal blood pressure, according to a new report. ...
A small study of patients with hypertension has suggested that salt restriction may result in insulin resistance, impaired glucose tolerance or a worsening of type II (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes in certain patients.
While we tend to accept heart disease as an inevitable result of ageing, the overwhelming evidence is that heart disease is preventable through simple changes in lifestyle.
Q An elderly colleague, aged 82, is experiencing symptoms that he feels may be attributable to his medication for high blood pressure. His daily regime is levothyroxine (150 mcg), aspirin (150 mcg), nifedipine (30 mg), alfuzocin (400 mcg) and...
More than a headache, a migraine is a serious problem affecting millions of people worldwide - women three times more frequently than men. It is estimated that as much as 25-30 per cent of the female population has experienced migraines.
A surprising one in seven people have a hearing loss - that’s about 8.7 million in the UK alone. Age-related hearing loss usually begins at 50 and, according to the Royal National Institute for Deaf People,
The element chlorine itself is a poisonous gas that is soluble in water; in nature and in our body, it exists primarily as the chloride anion, the negatively charged ion that