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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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Pancreatic cancer: Some blood pressure drugs put women at risk

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:00:00 PDT

A new study reveals that certain blood pressure drugs are linked with a high risk of pancreatic cancer among postmenopausal women.

How long can a person live with congestive heart failure?

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:00:00 PDT

Congestive heart failure is a progressive disease that causes the heart to weaken, making it difficult to pump blood around the body. In this article, we look at the symptoms, stages, and life expectancy of congestive heart failure. We also look at treatment options, including lifestyle changes and surgery.

How music helps the heart find its beat

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 09:00:00 PDT

A new study shows that listening to music can intensify the beneficial effects of hypertension medication in people with high blood pressure.

What is serum cholesterol?

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 03:00:00 PDT

Serum cholesterol is a measurement of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, which is considered good, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, which is considered bad, and triglycerides. A person's serum cholesterol level can help to determine whether they should change their diet or lifestyle. Learn more here.

This gene ups sugar intake but lowers body fat

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 07:00:00 PDT

One gene variant makes us eat more sugary foods but causes our overall body fat levels to be lower. Is this really as good for our health as it sounds?

How do you check your own blood pressure?

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

It is common to have your blood pressure checked at the doctor's office, but there are many cases where it is important to monitor it at home. It is easy to check blood pressure with an automated machine, but it can also be done manually at home. Learn how to check your own blood pressure and what the results mean.

A noisy workplace might affect your heart

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Occupational noise is an important health hazard linked to a heightened risk of hearing loss. It can also endanger the heart, finds a new study.

Could grilling your meat raise blood pressure?

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers suggest that regular consumption of grilled or barbecued meat or fish could raise the risk of developing high blood pressure.

Low-calorie sweeteners may promote metabolic syndrome

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

New research now suggests that low-calorie sweeteners may actually help to increase fat formulation and lead to metabolic syndrome.

What is a left atrial enlargement?

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 03:00:00 PDT

Left atrial enlargement is linked to several conditions, including atrial fibrillation and heart failure. Learn more about the causes and treatment.

Death risk increased with two blood pressure drugs

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 03:00:00 PDT

Researchers reveal that two classes of medication used to treat hypertension could raise blood pressure variability, which may increase the risk of death.

Salt causes hypertension, but can fruits and veg save the day?

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 09:00:00 PDT

Put the salt down, because no matter how healthful your diet is, researchers found that consuming too much salt still increases blood pressure.

Common blood pressure drug may prevent type 1 diabetes

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers reveal that methyldopa — a drug commonly used to lower blood pressure — could also be used for the prevention and treatment of type 1 diabetes.

What you should know about white coat syndrome

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

White coat syndrome is a condition where a person’s blood pressure rises due to being around doctors. Included is detail on diagnosis and complications.

What you should know about anuria

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:00:00 PDT

A look at anuria, a condition when the kidneys stop production of urine. Included is detail on diagnosis and the potential treatment options.

What are the health benefits of celeriac?

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article, we take a look at some of the health benefits of celeriac, along with nutritional information and some recipe suggestions.

What is an intracerebral hemorrhage?

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Intracerebral hemorrhage happens when blood suddenly leaks in the brain. It is a potentially life-threatening emergency. Learn more about the risk factors.

Common blood pressure drug raises skin cancer risk

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research shows that people who take the popular hypertension drug hydrochlorothiazide may put themselves at a dramatically high risk of skin cancer.

High blood pressure: Could diet replace medication?

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers suggest that the DASH diet, when combined with low salt intake, may be just as effective as medication for lowering high blood pressure.

The 10 best blood pressure apps

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Blood pressure can be managed through apps that can track and monitor your levels and reduce your risk factors for developing high blood pressure.

Salt raises blood pressure, but our gut bacteria can stop it

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research shows that replenishing the friendly bacteria in our gut that are affected by too much salt may lower high blood pressure.

Do you have high blood pressure? You might, based on new guidelines

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:00:00 PDT

Almost half of adults in the United States are now classified as hypertensive, following a change to the guidelines for high blood pressure.

Skin may regulate blood pressure, study finds

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 09:00:00 PDT

The skin may respond to low-oxygen environments in a way that increases blood pressure and heart rate, according to a study in mice.

Women's dementia risk increased by midlife hypertension

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Women who develop high blood pressure in their 40s may be at greater risk of dementia, a new study finds, but this association may not ring true for men.

Regular sauna use could slash men's hypertension risk

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 07:00:00 PDT

The risk of high blood pressure may be up to 46 percent lower for men who use a sauna at least twice weekly, a Finnish study suggests.