High Blood Pressure

How to lower your blood pressure effectively

How to lower your blood pressure effectively

Blood pressure is the amount of force exerted by the blood against the walls of the arteries. Everyone has to have some blood pressure, so...
What you should know about new high blood pressure guidelines

What you should know about new high blood pressure guidelines

Nearly half of Americans will now be told they have high blood pressure, but one Michigan Medicine cardiologist says that designation is actually a...
Are you at risk of high blood pressure

Are you at risk of high blood pressure?

Anyone can develop high blood pressure. However, according National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, age, race or ethnicity, being overweight, gender, lifestyle habits, and a...
5 ways to measure your heart disease risk

5 ways to measure your heart disease risk

Am I at risk for heart disease? It’s a question all people should be asking themselves, regardless of age, weight, race or gender. The best...
Why high blood pressure and diabetes are double trouble

Why high blood pressure and diabetes are double trouble

Do you have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension? If so, you should be tested for diabetes. That recommendation comes from the U.S. Preventive...
How to manage your blood pressure drugs

How to manage your blood pressure drugs

If you have high blood pressure, the lifestyle habits noted above may not lower your blood pressure enough. If they don’t, you’ll need to...

Intensive blood pressure control is worth extra cost, suggests study

By preventing future cardiac events, lowering systolic blood pressure to 120 mmHg in high-risk patients is cost-effective. Intensive blood pressure control—targeting a systolic blood pressure...
How to prevent or treat high blood pressure

How to prevent or treat high blood pressure

About 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. has high blood pressure, but many don’t realize it. High blood pressure is sometimes called a “silent...
What you should know about high blood cholesterol

What you should know about high blood cholesterol

To understand high blood cholesterol, it helps to learn about cholesterol. Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that’s found in all cells of the...
New way to treat high blood pressure with fewer side effects

New way to treat high blood pressure with fewer side effects

In a recent study, researchers find that combinations of smaller doses of blood pressure medications may lower blood pressure with fewer side effects. The findings...

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