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Analyst Dark Defender Bullish on Ripple’s Future – Everlodge and Solana Become Trader's Favorites

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Dark Defender, a notable crypto analyst among Web3 circles, noted how Ripple (XRP) could soon see a major price upswing. Solana (SOL) is also green on the charts, and Everlodge (ELDG) can become a major player in the real estate market. All three of these cryptocurrencies are being considered by crypto investors and analysts. Today, we will go over their price performance charts to see how far they can rise. Summary Ripple to climb as high as $1.26 by the end of 2023. Solana to see an upswing in value to $66.56 by the end of Q4 Everlodge can spike in value by 37x at launch Ripple (XRP) Is Projected to Grow by Crypto Analyst Dark Defender The Ripple (XRP) value has seen a major upswing during the past week. It has also gathered attention from numerous investors and traders, making it one of the more notable altcoins. One major analyst, Dark Defender, claims that Ripple can see an upswing as long as it surpasses the short-term price target of $0.66. The crypto did just that, and during the past week, XRP moved in value up from $0.583616 to $0.725864. The Ripple market cap is at $36,511,436,546, and many investors are now diversifying through it. According to the Ripple price prediction, it can surge to $1.26 by the end of 2023. Solana (SOL) Is Bullish and Can Spike to $66.56 Solana (SOL) saw a spike in its value during the past week, and investors are taking note. In the past 24 hours, the Solana trading volume increased by 26%. During the past week, Solana increased in value from a low point of $36.02 to a high point of $45.05. In addition, the crypto saw a price upswing of 79.2% in the past 30 days. As a result, the future for this crypto is bullish. According to the Solana price prediction, it can climb as high as $66.56 by the end of 2023. Everlodge (ELDG) to Feature a Launchpad But Ripple and Solana were not the only two cryptos to grab attention. This is an upcoming project where the team is building a platform through which anyone can invest in luxury vacation properties with ease. A key feature behind Everlodge is non-fungible token (NFT) technology and fractionalization. Their goal is to integrate NFTs to represent shares in properties. These will then be split into smaller parts that people can buy for as little as $100. This would enable far more people the opportunity to own a high-end real estate property with ease. Everlodge will also allow property developers to connect with the community and get funding for their projects through the Launchpad. This way, investors can also benefit by having high ROI. There are also passive income opportunities through co-owning rental properties or staking the native token. ELDG is the native crypto that can also be used for governance and now trades at $0.023 during Stage 6 of the presale. At launch, analysts project that it can spike by 37x. Visit Everlodge Contact Details Everlodge Media Team

November 13, 2023 06:45 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Hong Kong’s Creative Vibes Fuel Youthful Entrepreneurial Spirit at Tatler Gen.T Summit

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HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 13 November 2023 - Converging an atypical mix of corporate leaders, tech venture founders, style icons and cultural trend-setters, the Tatler Gen.T Summit was staged in Hong Kong for the first time on 9-10 November. The summit facilitated rich conversations and brought together Asia's most influential young leaders from the fields of Web3 and AI, technology, arts & culture and sports, human sciences, F&B and more to ignite new possibilities. The success of the debut event marked the upbeat beginning to the event's planned three-year run in Hong Kong. Kenneth Wong, General Manager, MICE & Cruise of the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), remarked, "Hong Kong proves to be absolutely the best-fit destination to debut an event like this that sets out to ignite new ideas, as the city is full of excitement and energy. Similar to what the event hopes to pursue – new possibilities for growth, the city is ever progressing with new developments. Together with Brand Hong Kong, the HKTB is delighted to bring in this innovation festival to add momentum to the city's MICE tourism recovery and nurture youth development, which is in-line with the HKSAR Government's endeavours." Innovative event format inspiring fresh perspectives The Tatler Gen.T Summit was hosted at M+, one of the world's largest museums of contemporary arts, which befits the event's ideal of inspiring new ways of thinking, doing and leading. More than 300 Asia's most promising young leader rubbed shoulders with some of Asia's most influential entrepreneurs, investors and institution leaders, such as Steve Chen, Co-founder of YouTube, Binod Chaudhary, Chairman of CG Global Corp and Datuk Nicol Ann David, record-breaking squash champion, to gain a renewed sense of purpose, a stronger network and thought-provoking ideas. Featured topics on entrepreneurship, culture and F&B were designed to help young aspirational leaders launch, grow and accelerate business in Hong Kong and Greater China. Tamara Lamunière, Founder of Tatler Gen.T said, "Hong Kong is full of energy with a growth mantra, while having a solid business and investment environment. It perfectly fits the values that of Tatler Gen.T was built on—to inspire, boost and connect leaders across Asia. We look forward to growing together with Tatler's community of influential entrepreneurs and helping to support Hong Kong's stature as the World's Meeting Place, as well as a premier destination for talents acquisition, professional exchange and business growth." Hong Kong appeal accentuated by diversified local experiences Other than a highly curated speaker programme encouraging scintillating discussions and sharing, Tatler Gen.T Summit also presented an equally well-designed leisure programme for delegates to witness business success infused with Hong Kong's cultural essence. Steve Chen, a speaker of the Tatler Gen.T Summit, said, "I'm very pleased to participate in this premier event in Hong Kong, a global business hub with a dynamic startup ecosystem, and get a deeper look into this vibrant city. On top of the city's eccentric nightlife, the eco diversity and revitalisation tours gave everyone an insider experience of making a business out of Hong Kong's unique heritage, nature and culture." The only billionaire in Nepal, Binod Chaudhary, said, "It was exciting to meet some of Asia's most influential young leaders in Hong Kong. This growing city not only is perfect for developing business but also energetic with endless possibilities. With its vibrant mix of ideas, cultures and languages, I can see why Hong Kong's diverse talent pool is expanding." Hong Kong Tourism Board The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is a Government-subvented body. Operating 15 offices around the world and representative offices in seven different markets, its primary mission is to maximise the social and economic contribution that tourism makes to the community of Hong Kong, and consolidate the city's position as a world-class destination. The HKTB works closely with the Government, travel industry and other partners to promote Hong Kong worldwide, widen the range of tourism products and elevate service standards, as well as enhance the experiences of visitors during their stay. Tatler Asia Tatler Asia, the leading luxury media company in Asia, celebrates its 46th anniversary this year. Its mission is to build, inspire and empower Asia's most influential communities through the power of unparalleled storytelling, iconic brands and innovative creative concepts. Tatler is present in eight markets across Asia and is owned by the Lamunière family. For more information, visit Contact Details Hong Kong Tourism Board Ms Ivy Chung +852 2807 6255 Hong Kong Tourism Board Mr Ming Wah +852 2807 6363 Tatler Asia Nick Wilson

November 13, 2023 05:35 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Is Dogecoin on the Verge of Breaking the $1 Threshold? Exploring the Next Cryptocurrency Set for Significant Growth

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A crypto analyst has made a case for an uptrend in the flagship meme coin Dogecoin (DOGE), arguing that DOGE is gearing up for a notable upshift. This assertion is making investors wonder whether Dogecoin can hit $1 soon. Meanwhile, a new DeFi project, BorroeFinance ($ROE), is gaining traction within the crypto community after portending signs of an impending parabolic rally. Which of these top crypto coins is poised for higher gains? Let’s find out! >>BUY $ROE TOKENS NOW<< Analysts Predict Dogecoin Is Poised For Gains; Can DOGE Hit $1? On November 9, CryptoKaleo, a crypto analyst and Twitter (now X) user, took to his handle to share his prediction of Dogecoin (DOGE) for the near future. He alluded to the ongoing rally across the altcoin market, pushing several top altcoins to higher heights. Dogecoin (DOGE), however, he said, is picking up the pace slowly. Kaleo emphasized that Dogecoin (DOGE) will continue consolidating and pulling strength before making any impulsive move. He said, “I am ready for the next few days to be boring, if necessary, before a strong surge.” This message underlines the opinion that Dogecoin (DOGE) may likely drag its feet in the coming days compared to other digital assets. However, the analyst confidently affirmed that the following weeks will see Dogecoin (DOGE) finally make a remarkable move. He predicted Dogecoin could reach as high as $0.1. Conquering the $0.1 region may push DOGE towards the $0.2 region. However, according to the analyst, Dogecoin (DOGE) may not hit $1, riding on this momentum. In Kaleo’s view, the real DOGE rally starts in 2024 when the market is fully priced in. Dogecoin rose 6.40% from $0.071 to $0.075 between November 6 and November 9. Based on the analyst’s prediction, DOGE hitting $0.10 requires a 24.73% increase in Dogecoin’s price. BorroeFinance Set For A Price Explosion BorroeFinance ($ROE) has unlimited potential to reach remarkable heights. Since its inception, $ROE has been heading for the top. The driving force behind this uptrend stems from its growing adoption among institutional investors. >>BUY $ROE TOKENS NOW<< BorroeFinance is an emerging decentralized finance project focusing on revolutionizing financial arrangements in the Web3 sector. It offers content creators in the Web3 realm an avenue to benefit from their contributions to the space. In particular, BorroeFinance is a marketplace where content creators can trade their future earnings, i.e., royalties, invoices, and subscriptions, for immediate cash. By leveraging the power of blockchain technology, BorroeFinance users can tokenize their assets as non-fungible tokens and put them up for sale whenever they choose. The buyers of these NFTs are usually digital art fans. Buyers purchase these NFTs from the sellers at subsidized prices, which both parties will find satisfactory. As a blockchain-based project, BorroeFinance has its native currency, $ROE. It is a deflationary token developed with the Polygon chain systems, making it compatible with the Ethereum sidechain. Given its status as a utility token, $ROE’s value is bound to increase over time. While still in its presale phase, $ROE has gained 50% in value from its Beta Stage price of $0.010 to the Stage 2 price of $0.015. Heading for $0.040, $ROE is set to register another 167% increase to attain this level. This projection places BorroeFinance ($ROE) among the top DeFi projects to consider for investment. Learn more about BorroeFinance ($ROE) here: Visit BorroeFinance Presale | Join The Telegram Group | Follow BorroeFinance on Twitter Contact Details Nugget Rush

November 12, 2023 07:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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WUHAN, CHINA - Media OutReach - 10 November 2023 - In Wuhan, there is an ancient and vibrant representative "local opera". Its existence has laid the foundation for the formation and development of China's quintessential art form, Peking Opera. It's called "Hanju" or Han Opera. The small yet impactful stage brings forth the essence of the city, showcasing its beauty and vitality through splendid performances, enchanting music, graceful movements, and captivating lyrics and acts. This cultural heritage continues to be passed down in Wuhan. Contact Details Wuhan International Communications Center Mr. Wei Zhijie

November 10, 2023 10:58 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Taiwan-Japan Heartfelt Documentary "After the Snowmelt" and Filipino Fantasy Feature "Mother Maybe" Win Big at TCCF 2023

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TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 10 November 2023 - On Friday November 10, the Taiwan Creative Content Fest held an award ceremony recognizing the best pitched projects during its 4th edition. The two US$30,000 TAICCA X CNC Awards, went to the Taiwanese-Japanese documentary After the Snowmelt and the Filipino fantasy Feature film Mother Maybe. The event, organized by the Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA), secured an impressive number of local and international sponsors for its 30 pitching awards including Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan Mobile, Far EasTone and France’s Centre National du cinéma et de l’image animée ( CNC ). The total award prize surpassed the NT$6 million or nearly US$200,000. Homme Tsai, Chairperson of TAICCA, opened the evening saying that the support for this year's TCCF had been unprecedented, "the agency has actively collaborated with South Korea, France, Japan, and the three major telecommunications companies in Taiwan. Our goal is to provide creators with more funding while seeking additional international collaboration opportunities." The grand prize, the US$30,000 TAICCA X CNC Award, went to the documentary After the Snowmelt. The Taiwanese-Japanese co-production is a heartfelt tribute from director Lo Yi-Shan to her best friend Chu, who passed away while trekking in Nepal. The director highlighted that there are not many opportunities for documentary pitches in Taiwan and was thankful to the organization for featuring a documentary session for the first time, "the fact that TCCF specifically caters to documentary submissions is a significant encouragement." However, the biggest surprise of the night came right at the end of the ceremony when the organization announced that due to the high quality of the projects this year they would grant a second TAICCA X CNC Award. The second winner, the Filipino feature film Mother Maybe, is a fantasy drama that mixes Filipino folklore with a universal message of finding your own family and your place in the world. Producer Arden Rod Condez, visibly overwhelmed, confessed that "we never expected it. It's our first film market and my first time in Taiwan but I'm very glad this story resonated with a lot of people. It's quite personal but, also, a little crazy." The project also received the Taichung Action Award and the MPA Grand Award that evening. Another highlighted project in this year's TCCF PITCHING is the series Maid of Vengeance. Directed by 2022 Golden Bell Best Director winner David Chuang ( Danger Zone ), this revenge thriller follows the downfall of a TV anchor after her sex tape is leaked online. Now a vigilante, she swears to take down the platform behind the leaked videos. Maid of Vengeance received the Chunghwa Telecom Award, together with a cash prize NT$600,000, and the Series Mania Award, which means the project will participate in Series Mania 2024. Taiwan-Hong Kong feature Appetite for Desire was one of the other top earners of the night. The supernatural drama, co-produced by Taiwan's Flash Forward Entertainment, received the MIFFEST Award, the Choice of Deep Waters Award and Taipei International Film Award. This year TCCF PITCHING opened up for the first time to international projects. The 53 selected projects, out of 539 submissions, were presented in 5 different sessions, Project to Screen, divided in feature films, series, animation and documentary, and Story to Screen, for Taiwanese IPs with great adaptability potential. Curator and producer Lorna Tee, one of the awards' decision makers, declared that "I'm just quite overwhelmed with joy with the quality of the pitched projects at this year's TCCF. This platform allows filmmakers to think and have meaningful conversations about their projects, and find co-production partners. The more countries involved in the development of a film the easier it will reach a wider audience." Contact Details DDG Jaime Costas Nicolás +886 2 2311 7007

November 10, 2023 09:31 AM Eastern Standard Time

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November 10, 2023 07:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Two British Beauty Icons Unite: UK-Based Revive Collagen Announces Celebrity Hairstylist Chris Appleton as its First U.S. Ambassador

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Revive Collagen, Europe's fastest-growing liquid collagen brand, today announced its expansion into the U.S. market alongside its first U.S. ambassador, Chris Appleton, the conceptual and trusted personal hairstylist to some of the world’s biggest stars; Kim Kardashian, and Jennifer Lopez. Founded in the U.K. in 2020 by co-founder and national TV personality Samantha Faiers, Revive Collagen launched as a result of Samantha Faiers suffering from hormonal and postpartum acne after the birth of her second child. After discovering the lack of ingestible collagen options in the marketplace and two years of development in the UK’s top lab, Revive Collagen quickly became the most sought-after premium collagen brand in Europe, selling one box every 90 seconds. “Partnering with Chris marks a monumental milestone for us,” said Samantha Faiers, Co-Founder of Revive Collagen. “He's a true pioneer in the hair and beauty industry, with unmatched passion and dedication. His commitment to empowering people to feel their best resonates deeply with our core values at Revive Collagen. It's why we love him - not only for his expertise but also for embodying the charm of a true British gent.” Revive Collagen intends to use its partnership with Chris Appleton to not only inform about the visible skin improvements of incorporating collagen into your existing beauty routine but also to educate about the overall benefits of collagen for optimal health and wellness. "As someone deeply dedicated to maintaining a consistent skincare and wellness routine, I was thrilled to discover Revive Collagen,” said Chris Appleton. “This all-in-one supplement is a game changer, and the convenience of these delicious ready-to-drink sachets is a lifesaver for someone like me, who is always on the move. I am absolutely thrilled to introduce this revolutionary collagen supplement to my clients and fellow beauty enthusiasts across the United States. My partnership with Revive Collagen is poised to redefine beauty standards and elevate the way we care for ourselves, inside and out." Revive Collagen uses up to 10,000mg of Type 1 hydrolyzed marine collagen, which is the closest to the collagen naturally found in our bodies. It is also a critical factor in maintaining the elasticity and firmness of the skin, as well as the overall health of the hair and nails. Revive Collagen uses collagen in liquid form, which is superior in bioavailability compared to other forms of collagen, with up to 95% absorption rates. It’s also 20 times the strength of the average collagen tablet. All products are dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, and lactose-free, with no artificial sweeteners or colors. Revive Collagen’s ready-to-drink collagen range contains 14-day and 28-day packs, providing an all-in-one beauty shot that caters to various beauty and skin concerns: Original with 8,500mg of Type 1 hydrolyzed marine collagen, Aloe Vera, and Hyaluronic Acid in a citrus flavor Enhanced Plus with 10,000mg of Type 1 hydrolyzed marine collagen, Retinol (Vitamin A), and your daily essential vitamins B6, B12, C & D in a tropical flavor Revive Collagen is the ultimate convenient and stylish addition to anyone’s beauty and grooming routine, delivering tangible results to the skin, hair, and nails in just six to eight weeks with consistent daily use. Revive Collagen is available to purchase at For more information, visit their website or for the latest updates, visit @ReviveCollagen. Hi-res images, interviews, and media samples are available upon request. ABOUT REVIVE COLLAGEN Launched in August 2020, Revive Collagen is a luxury liquid collagen brand containing high doses of type 1 hydrolyzed marine collagen to enhance beauty from within. specifically developed to enhance beauty from within. Proudly British with quality at its core, Revive Collagen offers uniquely formulated, ready-to-drink collagen, which delivers real results to the hair, skin, and nails within 6-8 weeks. Contact Details Revive Collagen Rachael White Six One Agency Khortlyn Cole

November 09, 2023 11:00 AM Pacific Standard Time

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Graton Resort & Casino Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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Graton Resort & Casino (Graton), observing its first 10 years, opened in Rohnert Park on November 5, 2013, and has attracted more than 50 million visitors. With a full-time staff of approximately 2,000 team members, Graton Resort & Casino is the second largest corporate employer in Sonoma County. “As we celebrate our 10th anniversary, I’d like to acknowledge our dedicated team members who go above and beyond every day to make sure that our property is the best of the best,” said Greg Sarris, Chairman Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. “When most organizations were experiencing the ‘Great Resignation’ during the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw the opposite happening here at Graton Resort & Casino. When our doors re-opened, 98% of team members returned. People make their careers at Graton.” Graton Resort & Casino team members enjoy some of the best benefits in California, including fully paid medical, dental and vision benefits, 401(k) retirement savings and comprehensive wellness programs. Graton Resort & Casino is a business enterprise of Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. As such, the resort is committed to the Tribe’s mission of social justice. Innovative programs such as free legal assistance for team members on the path to US citizenship, ESL classes, organic food in the team member dining room, leadership training and fair wages, have become an example for other businesses in hospitality and gaming. “Our tribal culture has a strong ethos of taking care of one another,” Sarris said. “That is also true of our business enterprises.” Employee Testimonials Buoi Nguyen is a married father of two and left a job at a casino competitor to become slot shift manager at Graton when it opened in 2013. In 2017, he was promoted to slot operations manager. He enjoys the good pay and benefits, including a 401(k)-matching program, further growth potential and a supportive culture at Graton. “A lot of times, it's not always greener on the other side of the pasture, but I wanted to take a chance to move up in slots, so I did,” said Nguyen. “It was probably one of the best decisions I've ever made in my career and in my life.” Ernie Arnaga, Director of Facilities, has also been at Graton since it opened. When he first applied for a supervisor position, he did not get the job, but was offered a different position. Being Native American and wanting to support a Native owned business, he took the job at a big pay cut, knowing that he would be able to excel and show his worth. Arnaga was confident that he would be able to move up. “I did not expect to go as far as I have,” Arnaga says. “It’s been a wonderful ride, and I have been taken care of more than I can ever give back. Graton has become a second home for me, and I enjoy working with many different people.” He advanced to supervisor, then Engineering Manager and now Director of Facilities. “I hope to be here until I retire.” Graton Resort & Casino/Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria Contributions Graton Resort & Casino/Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria contributes millions of dollars annually to community organizations and causes. “We want to serve our community, and we feel it is our responsibility as stewards of the people and land in and around Sonoma County,” Sarris said. “We’ve given to local educational institutions, arts organizations, food banks, literacy organizations, historical groups, emergency relief and housing non-profits. I am so proud of our commitment to each other and to those who we can help. Together, we make a better life for those around us.” Graton Volunteer Days Graton team members can use a set amount of paid time each year for Volunteer Days. Organizations that have benefitted from this program include: Redwood Empire Food Bank Humane Society of Sonoma County Rohnert Park Animal Shelter Food for Thought COTS (Committee on the Shelterless) Palms Inn (shelter) City of Santa Rosa Creek Commission City of Rohnert Park Creeks Habitat for Humanity Tolay Park Graton Resort & Casino $1 Billion Expansion In June, the resort broke ground for a $1 billion expansion, including an additional hotel wing and expanded casino floor. The expansion of the property will employ 2,000 temporary union construction jobs and create 600 new Graton Resort & Casino team members. Graton Resort & Casino is already one of Sonoma County’s largest private employers. The $1 billion expansion project includes: A casino floor expansion adding 2,000 new slot machines, a new poker room and a new high-limit area. A five-story hotel wing with more than 200 rooms. A 28,000 square-foot rooftop restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating for 480 guests. A five-level parking structure with solar panels and EV charging stations. A 3,500-seat theater. For more information on Graton Resort & Casino or to book your stay, visit ### MEDIA, PLEASE NOTE: To request further information and interviews or for additional images, please contact Brianne Miller at or (650) 575-7727. About Graton Resort & Casino Located in Sonoma County, Graton Resort & Casino has been a commanding presence among the rolling hills of Northern California's wine country since 2013. A business enterprise of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, Graton Resort & Casino features table games, the latest slot machines, upscale and casual dining, plus entertainment options for visitors and locals alike. In June 2023, Graton Resort & Casino broke ground on a $1 billion expansion which will include new parking, a larger casino floor and resort buildings. For more information, please visit Contact Details Landis Communications Inc. 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November 09, 2023 08:01 AM Pacific Standard Time

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How Over-The-Counter Medicines Could Impact Your Blood Pressure


Would it surprise you to know that nearly half of all adults in the country have elevated blood pressure, and most don’t even know it? Yet only 30% have spoken with a healthcare professional about the adverse effects some over-the-counter medicines can have on their blood pressure. Recently, Dr. Mitch Elkind, American Heart Association’s Chief Clinical Science Officer, conducted a satellite media tour to share precautionary measures that people with high blood pressure need to take before using over-the-counter medications, especially if they have pre-existing conditions or are on other medications. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: High blood pressure, (also referred to as hypertension) is when your blood pressure, the force of blood flowing through your blood vessels, is consistently too high. The best way to know if you have high blood pressure it is to have your blood pressure checked. How to use a home blood pressure monitor Be still. Discuss how to use your home blood pressure monitor with your health care professional. Don't smoke, drink caffeinated beverages or exercise within 30 minutes before measuring your blood pressure. Empty your bladder and ensure at least five minutes of quiet rest before measurements. Sit correctly. Sit with your back straight and supported (on a dining chair, rather than a sofa). Your feet should be flat on the floor and your legs should not be crossed. Your arm should be supported on a flat surface, such as a table, with the upper arm at heart level. Make sure the bottom of the cuff is placed directly above the bend of the elbow. Check your monitor's instructions for an illustration or have your health care professional show you how. Measure at the same time every day. It’s important to take the readings at the same time each day, such as morning and evening. It is best to take the readings daily, ideally beginning two weeks after a change in treatment and during the week before your next appointment. Take multiple readings and record the results. Each time you measure, take two readings one minute apart and record the results using a printable (PDF) tracker. If your monitor has built-in memory to store your readings, take it with you to your appointments. Some monitors may also allow you to upload your readings to a secure website after you register your profile. Don't take the measurement over clothes. If you get a high blood pressure reading If your blood pressure is higher than 180/120 mm Hg and you are experiencing signs of possible organ damage such as chest pain, shortness of breath, back pain, numbness/weakness, change in vision or difficulty speaking, do not wait to see whether your pressure comes down on its own. Call 911, as this is an emergency. A single high reading is not an immediate cause for alarm. If you get a reading that is slightly or moderately higher than normal, take your blood pressure a second time and write the results of the two measurements down. Consult your health care professional to verify if there’s a health concern or whether there may be any issues with your monitor. If your blood pressure readings suddenly exceed 180/120 mm Hg, wait five minutes and test again. If your readings are still unusually high, contact your health care professional immediately. You could be experiencing a hypertensive crisis. AHA recommendation The American Heart Association recommends home monitoring for all people with high blood pressure to help the health care professional determine whether treatments are working. Home monitoring, or self-measured blood pressure, is not a substitute for regular visits to your physician. If you have been prescribed medication to lower your blood pressure, don't stop taking your medication without consulting your health care professional, even if your blood pressure readings are in the normal range during home monitoring. Understanding Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medications and High Blood Pressure Look for warnings related to high blood pressure medication. Always read the labels on all over-the-counter medications, especially if you have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. Look for warnings to those with high blood pressure and to those who take blood pressure medications. If you have high blood pressure and certainly if you are on prescription medication, consult your health care professional before taking any over-the-counter medications or supplements. Be careful with supplements or natural (naturopathic) remedies. There are no special pills, vitamins or drinks that can substitute for prescription medications and lifestyle modifications. Talk to your health care professional before taking any over-the-counter drug or supplement that claims to lower your blood pressure. They may not work as advertised and/or may interfere with other medications. In fact, some can even raise your blood pressure. Decongestants may raise your blood pressure. People with high blood pressure should be aware that the use of decongestants may raise blood pressure or interfere with the effectiveness of some prescribed blood pressure medications. Be aware of over-the-counter cold and flu preparations that contain decongestants as well. Discuss any medications you wish to use with your health care professional. Check the sodium content. Some over-the-counter medications are high in sodium, which can also raise blood pressure. Look at the active and inactive ingredients lists for words like “sodium” or “soda.” Note the amount of sodium in the medication. People with high blood pressure should consume less than 1,500 mg of sodium per day from all sources — one dose of some over-the-counter medications can contain more than a whole day’s allowance. Other drugs and substances that can raise your blood pressure include: Alcohol Amphetamines Antidepressants Atypical antipsychotics (for example, clozapine and olanzapine) Caffeine Cocaine Oral contraceptives Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs (for example, ibuprofen and naproxen sodium) Systemic corticosteroids (for example, prednisone and methylprednisolone) Do not stop taking any prescribed medications without discussing with your health care professional. To learn more visit: About Talent Mitchell S. V. Elkind, MD, MS, FAAN, FAHA is a tenured Professor of Neurology and Epidemiology at Columbia University, and the Chief Clinical Science Officer at the American Heart Association as of September 2022. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and he trained in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and in Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, both in Boston, MA. He completed a fellowship in Vascular Neurology and Neuroepidemiology at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Elkind holds a Master’s degree in Epidemiology from Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Elkind’s research focuses on stroke prevention, inflammatory and infectious biomarkers in stroke risk prediction, atrial cardiopathy, immune therapy for acute stroke, and vascular causes of cognitive aging. He is the second neurologist to serve as President of the American Heart Association (AHA) in its 100 year history, from 2020-2021. About the American Heart Association The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on, Facebook, X, or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727

November 09, 2023 10:57 AM Eastern Standard Time

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