3 Tips to Lower Blood Pressure

One in three Americans has high blood pressure, a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates. Yet, even though it’s so prevalent, many people do not know they have this problem until something major goes wrong. Cardiologist David Frid, MD, says, “One of the problems with blood pressure is your body is … Read More

High Blood Pressure Redefined

Everybody knows high blood pressure is bad. But that doesn’t mean they know when they have high blood pressure. David Frid, MD, a cardiologist at Cleveland Clinic, says that a reading above 140/90 constitutes a diagnosis of high blood pressure. But Dr. Frid believes that someone consistently over 120/80 should also be diagnosed with high blood … Read More

Renal Treatment Lowers Blood Pressure and Costs

Cleveland Clinic is currently enrolling patients in a trial of a new catheter-based treatment for resistant hypertension called renal denervation. This treatment involves slipping a thin device through the blood vessels to the kidneys to deliver a mild radiofrequency heat that neutralizes certain nerves that are involved in causing hypertension. Hypertension (high blood pressure), of course, is a … Read More

Female Sexual Dysfunction: Loss of Desire

Drugs that treat sexual dysfunction in men, such as sildenafil (Viagra) and tadalafil (Cialis), have been a huge success. However, women don’t have an equivalent medication solution for sexual problems. Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) refers to sexual problems for women in the areas of arousal, desire and orgasm. In some cases of FSD, intercourse itself … Read More

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Why You Should Consider a Yearly Eye Exam

Your next trip to the ophthalmologist could reveal more than a vision problem. It turns out, you can find out a lot about your health during an eye exam. Ophthalmologist Rishi Singh, MD, says diseases and other issues may show up when you have your eyes checked. What your eye exam could reveal Dr. Rishi … Read More

Avoiding Salty Restaurant Food

Do you ever wonder why restaurant food sometimes tastes better than what you make at home? It may be the salt. Cleveland Clinic registered dietician, Denise Cole, says there are certain restaurant foods that tend to have more sodium than others. “Some red flags in restaurants for sodium would be things like soups. Restaurant soups … Read More

Heart Health Twitter Quiz: Blood Pressure

True or False: If your blood pressure is elevated only when you are at the doctor’s office and is normal at other times, you don’t have high blood pressure and you need not worry at all about your blood pressure. True False Answer: False In their book, Heart 411, Drs. Gillinov and Nissen say: We … Read More

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Zapping Hypertension

High blood pressure is a killer.  But there’s a new treatment on the horizon that may lower blood pressure in a whole new way. It’s called renal denervation. You can learn about it in a webchat  January 5, 2012, from noon to 1 p.m.  You’ll also hear about a clinical trial that will be testing … Read More