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7 things that make your blood pressure reading falsely high

7 things that make your blood pressure reading falsely high

For people with high blood pressure or a high risk of the disease, monitoring their blood pressure may become a daily requirement. As more advanced...

This food additive can increase your blood pressure

Phosphates make processed cheese spreadable, prevent coffee from clumping and preserve many meat products. They are a common additive in industrially produced foodstuffs. But phosphates consumed...
Is high blood sugar an effect rather than the cause of diabetes

Is high blood sugar an effect rather than the cause of diabetes?

Insulin resistance and elevated blood glucose levels are considered to be the cause of type 2 diabetes. However, scientists have now provided evidence that things...
New blood pressure guideline may help save 3 million from heart attacks and strokes

New blood pressure guideline may help save 3 million from heart attacks and strokes

In a recent study, researchers predict that achieving and maintaining the 2017 guideline blood pressure goals could prevent more than 3 million cardiovascular disease...
Why this common blood pressure drug may increase skin cancer risk

Why this common blood pressure drug may increase skin cancer risk

In a recent study, Danish researchers found that one of the most common drugs for high blood pressure is linked to increased risk of...
Checking blood pressure at home is more accurate than in office

Checking blood pressure at home is more accurate than in office

In a new study, researchers suggest that doctors could improve the care of high blood pressure by relying more on home blood pressure (BP)...
6 things you can control to protect your blood pressure

6 things you can control to protect your blood pressure

High blood pressure is a dangerous health condition that can increase risks of heart disease and stroke. Luckily people can keep their blood pressure...
Scientists solve a 100-year mystery in blood pressure research

Scientists solve a 100-year mystery in blood pressure research

The baroreceptor reflex is a fascinating medical phenomenon. The reflex is controlled by specialized neurons that react in just a fraction of a second...
8 easy ways to lower your blood pressure

8 easy ways to lower your blood pressure

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a worldwide problem and the leading risk factor for death. An estimated 1 billion people globally have a...
Two types of blood pressure drugs can bring health risks

Two types of blood pressure drugs can bring health risks

In a recent study, researchers from Intermountain Medical Center find that two types of blood pressure medications — alpha blockers and alpha 2 agonist...