Now, ‘paper-clip’ Implant To Treat High Blood Pressure

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The ROX coupler is a small metal stent made of nitinol which when deployed, acts like a ‘paper-clip’ joining an artery and a vein together in the groin area. This allows blood to flow between the high pressure artery and the low pressure vein. The Coupler is inserted and put in place via key-hole procedure at the groin under local anaesthesia. Doctors at Glenfield Hospital, on the outskirts of Leicester, UK, used the device successfully on a 56-year-old male patient during an operation on September 16.
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Blood Pressure: How to Treat Hypertension Naturally

Exercise Regular physical activity can lower your blood pressure as much as 10 points. The current recommendations for physical activity suggest 30 to 60 minutes of aerobic exercise five to six days per week. If you havent been active recently, start slowly and build up to this amount of exercise. Your doctor can work with you to design an activity plan that will work for you. Diet There are many ways to change your diet to reduce your blood pressure. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Diet is one approach to help decrease blood pressure. Following this diet can reduce blood pressure by 14 points. This diet is high in vegetables, fruits and whole grains and low in dairy and saturated fat. Decreasing your salt intake can also be helpful for some people. It can lower blood pressure as much as to 8 points. Salt should be limited to 2,300 milligrams per day. However, some people may need to reduce this further, to 1,500 mg per day. Decreasing the amount of caffeine you drink can also help lower blood pressure. Caffeine has been shown to temporarily increase your blood pressure. The long term effects of caffeine on blood pressure are unknown.
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Your blood vessels remain relaxed, lowering your overall blood pressure. Here are some examples of alpha-blockers: Cardura (doxazosin) Minipress (prazosin) High Blood Pressure and ACE Inhibitors ACE inhibitors — angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors — are atype of high blood pressure medicine prevents your body from making angiotensin II. Angiotensin II is a hormone that makes blood vessels tighten. Because ACE inhibitors lower the amount of this hormone in your body, your blood vessels remain relaxed.
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