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Hypertension or High Blood Pressure

Eat All The Dairy You Like And Enjoy It

Eat all the dairy you like and enjoy it, Ancel Keys got it all wrong causing misery for everyone else.

Who was Ancel Keys?

Ancel Keys, 1904 - 2004 was an American physiologist who specialized in studying diet and relating what we ate to our health and life expectancy. He became very famous in his lifetime making the front cover of Time Magazine, and you can't do much better than that.

Hypertension and Life Expectancy

Hypertension or raised blood pressure is an extremely common condition and an extremely important one. And as we grow older the commoner it becomes. 60% of men and women over the age of 60 will have hypertension of varying degrees requiring treatment.

High Blood Pressure - Proper Control Essential

The results of a large ongoing study into the management of high blood pressure and the outcome from good management as distinct from indifferent management have just been publisher in JAMA They make for very interesting reading. The bottom line is of course the better the blood pressure management is then the better will be the outcome in terms of reduced heart disease, stroke and dementia.

How to get rid of headaches

How to get rid of headaches

How to get rid of a headache will very much depend on the underlying cause of that headache in the first place and on whether the headache is a once off event or a chronic recurring problem. Therefore, before you can consider how to get rid of a headache, you need to have a diagnosis; you need to know what’s causing your headache in the first place. Here are some common causes of headache and what to do about them:

Headache

Headache

In the majority of cases headache is not a symptom of serious illness although people who suffer frequent headache may worry about an underlying brain tumour or a pending stroke. These in reality are rare and the majority of headaches are benign.