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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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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.

Altered immune cells may both contribute to preeclampsia and offer new hope for treatment

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Though the exact cascade of events leading to preeclampsia is unknown, reduced blood flow to the placenta (placental ischemia) is commonly thought to be a factor that contributes to the development...

Avocados can help to treat metabolic syndrome, says review

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new review concludes that avocados may help to treat metabolic syndrome by tackling a number of risk factors for the condition, such as high cholesterol.

Link between vascular disease and Alzheimer's strengthened

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Middle-aged adults with at least two risk factors for vascular disease may have higher levels of beta-amyloid - a hallmark of Alzheimer's - in later life.

Endocrine Society issues statement to improve detection of curable forms of hypertension

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new Scientific Statement issued by the Endocrine Society advises healthcare providers on ways to spot hormonal causes of high blood pressure that can be cured with surgery or treated effectively...

Potassium as important as sodium for healthy blood pressure

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

High sodium intake is known to impact blood pressure. A recent review demonstrates that potassium intake may also be important in reducing hypertension.

Lifestyle intervention leads to 10-point drop in systolic blood pressure

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In the first randomized, double-blinded trial of an online behavioral intervention for high blood pressure, participants in web-based lifestyle counseling reduced their systolic blood pressure (the...

New role for immune cells in preventing diabetes and hypertension

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Immune cells which are reduced in number by obesity could be a new target to treat diseases such as type 2 diabetes and hypertension that affect overweight people, according to a collaborative...

High uric acid levels in young children may result in higher blood pressure later on

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new article published in the American Journal of Hypertension finds that very young children with increased uric acid levels had higher blood pressure at 3 years of age.

Sudden drops in blood pressure may increase risk of dementia

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study finds a link between experiencing rapid drops in blood pressure in middle age and the risk of dementia 20 years later.

Study reveals link between hypertension and brain changes in rats

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT

New research investigates the changes in brain activity and arterial blood flow that occur with the onset of hypertension in rats.

Sodium intake high, rising among people with high blood pressure

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Despite recommendations to limit sodium intake to support a heart-healthy lifestyle, daily sodium intake significantly increased in Americans with high blood pressure from 1999-2012, according to a...

High folic acid level in pregnancy may decrease high blood pressure in children

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new article published in the American Journal of Hypertension finds that babies born to mothers with cardiometabolic risk factors were less likely to develop high blood pressure if their mothers...

Eclampsia: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about what eclampsia is and what preeclampsia is. What are the risk factors and when should a doctor be consulted?

Blood pressure could be more effectively controlled as new treatment target is discovered

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New more effective treatments for high blood pressure could be possible thanks to the discovery that the nitric oxide that regulates blood pressure is formed in nerves rather than in the walls of...

Evidence review supports pediatric use of PDE-5 inhibitors for pulmonary hypertension

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A systematic review of the comparative effectiveness and safety of phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE-5) inhibitors in pediatric patients with pulmonary hypertension published in Pediatrics demonstrates...

Propranolol: Uses, benefits, and side effects

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Learn about propranolol, a beta-blocker. This article looks at how the drug affects the body and the conditions that it can be used to help treat.