Tag Archives: Conditions and Diseases

Onion compound linked to lower blood pressure

A new study, published in the Journal of Nutrition (November 2007, Volume 137, Pages 2405-2411) titled “Quercetin Reduces Blood Pressure in Hypertensive Subjects”, is said to be the first to report the blood pressure-lowering activity of this flavonol. The study … Continue reading

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How physiotherapy helps stroke victims

A stroke can have a serious impact on movement, sensation, balance and co-ordination and the aim of physiotherapy is to help regain as many of these abilities as possible. The severity of the stroke will dictate how much recovery is possible, … Continue reading

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HOW HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE CAUSES HEART DISEASE

High blood pressure and Heart Damage Chronic, uncontrolled high blood pressure damages both the heart muscle and blood vessels, making it one of the most important causes of heart disease. Blood pressure readings measure the force of the blood as … Continue reading

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DOES HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS?

One of the most dangerous aspects of high blood pressure (hypertension) is that you may not know that you have it. In fact, nearly one-third of people with high blood pressure don’t know it because it does not exhibit any … Continue reading

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KEEPING SCORE

Nowadays many Kenyans support European football clubs more than they support local clubs. It is now common to hear people say they support Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Barcelona or some other European club. Indeed the rivalry between local Manchester united … Continue reading

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WHAT IS HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE?

To understand what high blood pressure is, it is probably better to first look at blood pressure. Blood pressure Blood pressure is the pressure that is put on the walls of the arteries as blood is pumped through the body’s … Continue reading

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