High Blood Pressure

Why do we develop high blood pressure

Why do we develop high blood pressure?

Abnormally high blood pressure, or hypertension, may be related to changes in brain activity and blood flow early in life. That’s according to a study...
High blood pressure linked to common heart valve disorder

High blood pressure linked to common heart valve disorder

For the first time, a strong link has been established between high blood pressure and the most common heart valve disorder in high-income countries,...
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...
Grapes can lower blood pressure and reduce heart damage

Grapes can lower blood pressure and reduce heart damage

Can a grape-enriched diet prevent the downhill sequence of heart failure after years of high blood pressure? A University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center study suggests...
Heart attack risk factors you can and can’t control

Heart attack risk factors you can and can’t control

Certain risk factors make it more likely that you’ll develop coronary heart disease (CHD) and have a heart attack. You can control many of...
Healthy lifestyle habits that help you control high blood pressure

Healthy lifestyle habits that help you control high blood pressure

Healthy lifestyle habits can help you control high blood pressure. These habits include: ·        Healthy eating ·        Being physically active ·        Maintaining a healthy weight ·        Limiting alcohol...
Should you worry about blood pressure that’s high from time to time

Should you worry about blood pressure that’s high from time to time?

A single blood pressure reading, like the one taken in your doctor’s office, is merely a snapshot from a continuously playing 24-hour movie. For some...
8 main causes of high blood pressure

8 main causes of high blood pressure

Changes, either from genes or the environment, in the body’s normal functions may cause high blood pressure. These causes include changes to kidney fluid and...
5 medicines that can lower your cholesterol

5 medicines that can lower your cholesterol

Many people will be able to lower their LDL enough with TLC alone. If your LDL needs more lowering, you may have to take...
Drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice strongly reduces high blood pressure

Drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice strongly reduces high blood pressure

Drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice significantly reduces high blood pressure at a level comparable to that achieved by medication, according to new research from...

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8 ways to lose belly fat and live a healthier life

8 ways to lose belly fat and live a healthier life

Maintaining a trim midsection does more than make you look great—it can help you live longer. Larger waistlines are linked to a higher risk of...
From 275 to 155 a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

From 275 to 155: a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

Dr. Patricia Happel grew up in a family where obesity and unhealthy habits were common. One grandfather used to hide his heart medication in a...
3 tips for the ultimate weight-loss breakfast

3 tips for the ultimate weight-loss breakfast

I love breakfast. It is exceptionally rare for me to miss breakfast, and when I do, I am in a prickly mood most of the...
Sugar substitute (aspartame) may prevent, not help with, weight loss

Sugar substitute (aspartame) may prevent, not help with, weight loss

A team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) scientists has found a possible mechanism explaining why use of the sugar substitute (aspartame) might not help...
Foods for people that are bad for your dog

Foods for people that are bad for your dog

If you consider the family dog, well, family—and are apt to toss him a piece of your food now and then—proceed with caution. Some foods...