High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure in early and middle age can increase heart disease danger

High blood pressure in early and middle age can increase heart disease danger

Hypertension stresses your body’s blood vessels, causing them to clog or weaken. This can lead to narrowing of the blood vessels and making them more...

Women with high blood pressure in 40s: dementia?

Women who develop high blood pressure in their 40s may be more likely to develop dementia years later, according to a study published in...
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,...
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...
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...
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...

Fruit and veggies rich in potassium may be key to lowering blood pressure

Consuming potassium-rich foods like sweet potatoes, avocados, spinach, beans, bananas — and even coffee — could be key to lowering blood pressure, according to...
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...

New treatment plan to beat high blood pressure

It is known that changing diet can be effective in reducing high blood pressure, but now new research has revealed that people's natural gut...
What is a ‘normal’ blood pressure response during exercise testing

What is a ‘normal’ blood pressure response during exercise testing?

New data from the University of Illinois at Chicago suggest that the guidelines used to evaluate an individual’s peak blood pressure response during cardiopulmonary...

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