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blood pressure

  1. C

    Low BP and Blood Sugar with High Cortisol

    Hi All, I'm stumped. My BP recently dropped dramatically and coincided with a big drop in blood sugar. Diet was unchanged. Supplements unchanged (been on Thyroid for about 1 year). I was using about 0.5mg Cyproheptadine alongside the thyroid but came off. I've since reintroduced and...
  2. haidut

    Estrogen associated with arterial stiffness in women

    Blood pressure rises with age, and most people over the age of 50 are on some type of blood pressure controlling medication. It is well-known that blood vessels calcify/stiffen with age and that such stiffness is what leads to increased blood pressure - i.e. the inability of vessels to...
  3. M

    What can cause hypoglycaemic symptoms like extreme lightheadedness and dizziness when blood glucose is fine

    What would be the cause of hypoglycaemic symptoms while the blood glucose is either okay or even sometimes on the higher end of okay. Same with the blood pressure. I regularly get symptoms that mimic hypoglycaemia such as feeling very lightheaded or extremely faint along with slight nausea and...
  4. haidut

    Almost half of obese adults are (metabolically) healthy

    A seemingly contradictory title, but only to people who are not aware of the so-called "obesity paradox". As I have mentioned in the past, usage of the word "paradox" usually implies a very inconvenient truth that threatens the profits of one or more branches of mainstream medicine. In this case...
  5. NodeCerebri

    Methylene Blue lowering nitric oxide too much?

    I want to add methylene blue to my daily stack, currently at about 300 mcg. It is bearable right now, but I think the nitric oxide lowering effects are increasing my blood pressure. -I want to up the dose, but scared of too high BP then. -I also want to up the dose, but everything above 400 mcg...
  6. haidut

    Progesterone - Not A Sex Hormone, But A Systemic Health Hormone

    An older study, but some great information in there. Not only does it call attention to the fallacy of progesterone being nothing more than a "sex" hormone, but it also warns about the fallacy of equating the synthetic progestins with bioidentical progesterone. At least, when it comes to...
  7. L

    Dairy-rich Diet Linked To Lower Risks Of Diabetes And High Blood Pressure

    Dairy-rich diet linked to lower risks of diabetes and high blood pressure And cluster of factors that increase heart disease and stroke risk (metabolic syndrome) Eating at least two daily servings of dairy is linked to lower risks of diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as the cluster of...
  8. haidut

    Natural Progesterone (but Not Synthetic Progestins) Has Potent Anti-hypertensive Effects

    As many readers already know, synthetic estrogens and progestins currently dominate the market for female reproductive health. These chemicals are in everything from birth control pills, to drugs for "treating" endometriosis, to drugs for menopausal symptoms, to treating neurodegenerative...
  9. haidut

    Niacinamide Lowers BP, May Reverse CVD And Reduce Heart Attack Risk By 25%

    This is a human study, so the findings are that much more relevant even though they probably do not come as a surprise to users of this forum. The duration of the study was just 6 weeks and the dose was 500mg nicotinamide riboside (NR) twice a day (for a total of 1,000mg). There were no side...
  10. haidut

    Low Socioeconomic Status Affects Life Expectancy More Than Obesity

    I think the "war on obesity" we are seeing currently, while well-intentioned, may be a bit misplaced as obesity itself has now been tied to low socioeconomic status. This study has now found that that low status is more important for your overall life expectancy than how much you weigh. Given...
  11. haidut

    Vitamin B3 (niacinamide) Can Treat Pre-eclampsia

    The study used both rodent model but the scientists are confident the results fully apply to humans. The rodent model was used to test niacinaide as an actual treatment for pre-eclampsia, not as prevention. The next step is to conduct a human-only trial with niacinamide as a treatment of the...
  12. P

    Spermidine, Found In Cheese And Semen, Extends Lifespan Of Mice And May Work For Humans

    http://www.medicaldaily.com/key-longer-life-spermidine-found-cheese-and-semen-extends-lifespan-mice-and-404464 http://www.nature.com/nm/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nm.4222.html Aging is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death. Here we show that oral...
  13. charmer

    Anyone Managed To Successfully Up The Blood Pressure, Long-term?

    Hi everyone. I have had hypotension my entire life. I experimented a few with way too many supplements, and probably the only one that helped me was Maca root, and only temporarily (initial period of taking it - a few weeks maybe). It did not have that effect on me since. Anyone can share...
  14. DaveFoster

    Methylene Blue Blood Pressure

    This happened yesterday, as well as today: After taking 1 mg MB yesterday and 500 mcg MB today, I've experienced a marked increase in blood pressure verified by my blood pressure monitor. Has anyone experienced something similar? Could this be caused by nitric oxide inhibition?
  15. haidut

    Chronic Caffeine Intake Lowers Blood Pressure

    This is yet another "counterintuitive" study given the commonly recited dogma by medical professionals that caffeine will increase your blood pressure and in the long run contribute to CVD risk. As you can see, long term caffeine intake actually lowers systolic blood pressure, especially in...
  16. Giraffe

    Blood Pressure Regulation, Heart Failure And Muscle Atrophy - Kmud, 2012-07-20

    Download link for the audio file: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/22195338/Blood Pressure Regulation Heart Failure and Muscle Atrophy.mp3
  17. haidut

    Human Study - Taurine Effective For Blood Pressure And Maybe Even Cvd

    There have been many studies with taurine on biomarkers like blood pressure, cholesterol, seizures, electrolyte imbalance, etc. However, the human studies with it a few and most of them did not do a double-blind placebo controlled setup. This study was double blind and placebo controlled and...
  18. P

    Is glycine effective against elevated blood pressure?

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16444815 PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Glycine, a non-essential amino acid, has been found to protect against oxidative stress in several pathological situations, and it is required for the biosynthesis of structural proteins such as elastin. As hypertension is a...
  19. haidut

    Vitamin K2 lowers blood pressure

    I know this is just a single case study but it seems to confirm Peat's recommendations to take vitamin K2 to lower blood pressure. The dosage used was sort of low (100 micrograms), which tells me it was probably MK-7 that was used and not MK-4. Either way, something to keep in mind for people...
  20. haidut

    Vitamin D "as Good As Drugs" In Lowering Blood Pressure

    Ray has written that the major factor determining blood pressure is calcium homeostasis. He has also frequently said that 15mg of vitamin K2 (MK-4) should be able to normalize the blood pressure in about a week. So, it is natural that other agents participating in the proper metabolism of...