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10 ways to lower your blood pressure without medication

CAN you lower your blood pressure without taking medication? The answer is yes.

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The ABCs of high blood pressure

I RECENTLY saw a gentleman, Mr A, who had a history of frequent dizzy spells which were so severe that it made him unsteady when he was performing his activities of daily living. Mr A has been on high blood pressure (BP) medication for more than 20 years.

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How to live to 100

FROM 1960 till 2020, there has been a 28-fold increase in the number of centenarians. The path to longevity is strewn with false promises of expensive elixirs, exotic supplements, and stem cell rejuvenation. Human longevity is a complex interplay between the genes, the environment and lifestyle...

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Lower your blood pressure with right lifestyle choices

BLOOD pressure (BP) continues to be an important determinant of our health and has significant implications for many diseases including stroke, heart disease, kidney damage and eye disease.

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The right diet can prevent strokes and heart attacks

STROKE and heart disease (cardiovascular disease) remain the major causes of morbidity and mortality all over the world. The best way to prevent cardiovascular disease is to make the right choices for your health; prevention is better than cure. Smoking cessation and good control of your blood...

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Watch that hidden poison in your rice

MANY may be surprised that the large majority of cancers are related to environmental causes and genetic causes comprise a minority. Hence, the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink - they all have a bearing on our health.

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Truths and myths about stroke

WITH increasing longevity, stroke has become an increasingly important cause of morbidity and mortality. The good news is that advances in medicine have made it easier to prevent stroke and made it possible to provide good therapeutic options.

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Should I eat more fish?

BEYOND just eating fish, it is also important to understand what fish to take, how it should be cooked and the quantity that should be consumed.

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Are fish oil supplements good for the heart?

A VERY common question asked of me by patients is, "Should I consume fish oil supplements?" The fish oil supplements referred to are those containing the omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), namely eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).