High Blood Pressure

8 big causes of high blood pressure everyone should know

8 big causes of high blood pressure everyone should know

High blood pressure is a chronic health condition that can greatly harm your health. Research has shown that high blood pressure is a big risk...
7 simple tips to keep your blood pressure down

7 simple tips to keep your blood pressure down

When it comes to preventing and treating high blood pressure, one often-overlooked strategy is managing stress. If you often find yourself tense and on-edge,...
Lowering systolic blood pressure could help reduce risk of cardiovascular disease

Lowering systolic blood pressure could help reduce risk of cardiovascular disease

Among adults 75 years of age or older, treating to a systolic blood pressure target of less than 120 mm Hg can significantly lower...
Protecting your teeth may help lower blood pressure

Protecting your teeth may help lower blood pressure

Treatment for gum disease, significantly lowered blood pressure among Chinese patients at risk for developing high blood pressure, according to recent research. This small study...
Medicine cannot control blood pressure during exercise

Medicine cannot control blood pressure during exercise

People with high but under control blood pressure saw a jump in their levels during exercise, an increase that mirrored the spikes seen under...
Healthy lifestyle habits lower blood pressure within just 2 weeks

Healthy lifestyle habits lower blood pressure within just 2 weeks

Researchers have demonstrated that a program aimed at helping people modify lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise is as effective as medication at...
Can mobile blood pressure apps really help you

Can blood pressure apps really help you?

In a new study, Johns Hopkins researchers screen 250 user reviews and comments for a once popular -- but proven inaccurate -- mobile app...
How to understand the new blood pressure guidelines

How to understand the new blood pressure guidelines

The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association have issued new blood pressure guidelines that redefine high blood pressure, also known as...
Yoga and aerobic exercise together may improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels

Yoga and aerobic exercise together could improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels

Heart disease patients who practice yoga in addition to aerobic exercise saw twice the reduction in blood pressure, body mass index and cholesterol levels...
Dietary sodium

Dietary sodium’s harm may not be stopped by other aspects of a diet

An international study suggests other aspects of the diet may not offset the harmful effect of sodium on blood pressure. The study, published in the...