Cinnamon May Reduce Blood Pressure
“Since the end of the study, the hypertension control rates (at Kaiser) have continued to improve,” Jaffe told Reuters Health. “And as of 2011, our control rates were as high as 87 percent.” Hypertension researcher Dr. Brent Egan, from the Greenville Health System in South Carolina, said one of the key elements of the Kaiser program is bringing patients back quickly after a change in medication – and at no cost – to see if the adjustment was helpful. “At a lot of practices, that’s not part of their standard care. Sometimes three months or more go by from changing medication to follow-up,” Egan, who wasn’t involved in the new study, told Reuters Health.
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It has also been used for its possible healing benefits. It has been used to improve stomach health and gas prevention. The only two species that are approved as medicinal herbs in the genus Cinnamomum are Cinnamomum zeylanicum and C. cassia. The bark is used as a spice and is called cinnamon bark. Early studies suggest that cinnamon may affect insulin and blood sugar levels. Benefits have been found in type 2 diabetics in terms of reduced blood sugar and cholesterol.
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Correction: Blood Pressure story
Reductions continued even after the study ended; in 2011, 87 percent of roughly 350,000 Kaiser patients had recommended blood pressure levels. The study was published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Whats unique about this is the sheer scale of what theyve done, said Dr. Goutham Rao, a family medicine specialist at NorthShore University HealthSystem, a group of four hospitals in Chicagos northern suburbs. Rao is involved in research on reducing obesity and other risks for heart disease. If we were able to keep everyones blood pressure under control in the United States, the number of new strokes and heart attacks would go down just exponentially, he said. High blood pressure affects 1 in 3 U.S.
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‘Low blood pressure can cause brain damage’
For them, this is normal. But the normal blood pressure for every adult should be 120, that is for systolic and diastolic should be at 90. Therefore, anything above 140/90 is considered hypertension. Imoisili noted that hypotension did occur on its own but could be triggered by some factors. Hypotension is not a condition that just happens, it must have been induced, for example, due to some drugs. When these drugs are taken, they lower your blood pressure.
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