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You are at an increased risk of high blood pressure or hypertension if you are overweight, have a relative with high blood pressure, smoke, eat too much salt, do not eat enough fruits and vegetables, do not exercise, drink too much coffee and alcohol, or

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Nephroptosis: Causes, diagnosis, and treatment

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:00:00 PDT

A floating or mobile kidney is medically known as nephroptosis. In this article, we learn about causes, risk factors, and complications for this condition.

Maintaining healthy weight helps keep blood pressure low through life

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research shows maintaining a healthy weight throughout life - more so than four other health behaviors studied - is important to help keep blood pressure in check, according to research presented...

PATHWAY-2 uncovers main cause of drug-resistant hypertension, finds old drugs work best

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Salt retention is the main culprit behind drug-resistant hypertension (RHTN), with older diuretic medications being the most effective treatment, according to new results from the PATHWAY-2 study.

Marijuana 'may be worse than cigarettes for cardiovascular health'

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers suggest that the harmful effects of marijuana use on the cardiovascular system may be greater than the effects caused by cigarette smoking.

Fluctuations in home-monitored blood pressure may raise dementia risk

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Whether or not you have high blood pressure, your risk of dementia may be higher if your pressure varies a lot from day to day, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal...

Side effect to blood pressure drugs is genetically determined for some patients, study finds

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 12:00:00 PDT

Some patients may have a genetic risk of developing a serious side effect to a type of medication commonly used to treat high blood pressure, research by clinicians and scientists at the University...

Five vascular diseases linked to one common genetic variant

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Genome-wide association studies have implicated a common genetic variant in chromosome 6p24 in coronary artery disease, as well as four other vascular diseases: migraine headache, cervical artery...

Weight gain in early adulthood linked to health risks later in life

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Gaining a moderate amount of weight from early to middle adulthood may be associated with an increased risk of chronic disease and premature death.

Unhealthful plant-based diet can increase heart disease risk

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Plant-based diets can prevent the onset of heart disease, but eating unwholesome plant foods can have the opposite effect, researchers find.

Preeclampsia: New study documents its enormous economic and health burden

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Preeclampsia, a dangerous condition that may occur during pregnancy, can lead to serious complications for both mother and baby.

Higher BMI linked with increased risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Results of a new study add to the evidence of an association between higher body mass index (BMI) and increased risk of cardiometabolic diseases such as hypertension, coronary heart disease, type 2...

L-arginine: Potential benefits, side effects, and risks

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

What is L-arginine and what are the benefits? Learn about the natural ways to get enough L-arginine, as well as its potential complications.

Aspirin reduces risk of pre-eclampsia in pregnant women

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Taking a low-dose aspirin before bed can reduce the risk of pre-eclampsia, which can cause premature birth and, in extreme cases, maternal and foetal death.

Leisure activities lower blood pressure in Alzheimer's caregivers

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Going for a walk outside, reading, listening to music -- these and other enjoyable activities can reduce blood pressure for elderly caregivers of spouses with Alzheimer's disease, suggests a study in...

Smaller dose combos of blood pressure meds may be effective with fewer side effects

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Quarter-dose combinations of blood pressure lowering medications appear to be effective in treating hypertension and result in fewer side effects for patients than a single dose of one drug...

Infections, other factors raise risk of pregnancy-related stroke in women with preeclampsia

Tue, 30 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Urinary tract infections, chronic high blood pressure and bleeding or clotting disorders may increase the risk of pregnancy-associated stroke in women with preeclampsia, a high-blood pressure...

Urine test finds what makes people say no to blood pressure lowering pills

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

University of Manchester researchers together with their UK and overseas collaborators have found out that more than one third of 1,400 people with high blood pressure have not been taking their...

Hypertension before the age of 55 increases risk of cardiovascular death

Fri, 19 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

When someone gets diagnosed with hypertension, either early (before the age of 55) or later in life, can have important health ramifications.

Veterans with PTSD have an increased 'fight or flight' response

Tue, 16 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Young veterans with combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have an increased 'fight or flight' response during mental stress, according to new findings published in The Journal of...

Simple blood tests lead to improved hypertension treatment in African countries

Thu, 04 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Using two simple blood tests, Western University researchers were able to drastically improve treatment for resistant hypertension across three sites in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa.

Heart disease risks experienced in childhood impact cognition later in life

Tue, 02 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Cardiovascular risk factors such as high blood pressure, cholesterol and smoking have long been associated with cognitive deficiencies in adults.

Diabetes and hypertension: What is the relationship?

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is linked to diabetes, and each condition can make the other worse. How can people reduce the associated risks?

Energy drinks linked to more heart, blood pressure changes than caffeinated drinks alone

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Drinking 32 ounces of a commercially available energy drink resulted in more profound changes in the heart's electrical activity and blood pressure than drinking 32 ounces of a control drink with...

High blood pressure: Sodium may not be the culprit

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Over recent years, salt has been labelled as a hypertension-causing monster. A new study asks whether this accusation might be somewhat overblown.

'Connshing syndrome' named as a new cause of high blood pressure

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Research led by scientists at the University of Birmingham has revealed a new cause of high blood pressure which could lead to major changes in managing the disease.