Blood Pressure Meds Point the Way to Possible COVID-19 Treatment

The antihypertension drugs called ARBs disrupt the pathway that leads to blood vessel constriction by preventing angiotensin II from binding to the AT1 receptor. This now-available angiotensin is then processed by ACE2 (not shown) into the form that leads to blood vessel dilation. ACE inhibitors work by blocking the production of angiotensin II. A coronavirusContinue reading “Blood Pressure Meds Point the Way to Possible COVID-19 Treatment”

Life-long strategies that may help decrease the risk of developing dementia

There are no instant, miracle cures. But recent studies suggest we have more control over our cognitive health than we might think. It just takes some effort. When it comes to battling dementia, the unfortunate news is this: Medications have proven ineffective at curing or stopping the disease and its most common form, Alzheimer’s disease.Continue reading “Life-long strategies that may help decrease the risk of developing dementia”

15 Foods That Naturally Lower Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is one of those conditions that can quietly and slowly damage your body. For starters, uncontrolled blood pressure can lead to stroke, narrowing of arteries, heart failure, kidney problems, damage to eye vessels, dementia, and other serious conditions. That’s the bad news. The good news is that what you eat can significantlyContinue reading “15 Foods That Naturally Lower Blood Pressure”

Inhaled Version of Blood Pressure Drug Shows Promise in Treating Anxiety, Pain

An inhaled form of a high blood pressure medication has potential to treat certain types of anxiety as well as pain, according to a new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Anxiety disorders are usually treated with different types of medications, such as antidepressants, and psychotherapy. Amiloride is a medication offeringContinue reading “Inhaled Version of Blood Pressure Drug Shows Promise in Treating Anxiety, Pain”