High Blood Pressure

Six years of exercise

Six years of exercise — or lack of it — may be enough to...

In a new study, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers analyzed physical activity levels over time in more than 11,000 American adults. They conclude that increasing physical...
Extreme swings in blood pressure are deadly dangerous

Extreme swings in blood pressure are deadly dangerous

Extreme ups and downs in systolic blood pressure may be just as deadly as having consistently high blood pressure, according to a new study...
How to measure your blood pressure correctly

How to measure your blood pressure correctly

To determine whether you have hypertension, a medical professional will take a blood pressure reading. How you prepare for the test, the position of your...
Grapes can lower blood pressure and reduce heart damage

Grapes can lower blood pressure and reduce heart damage

Can a grape-enriched diet prevent the downhill sequence of heart failure after years of high blood pressure? A University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center study suggests...
Are you at risk of high blood pressure

Are you at risk of high blood pressure?

Anyone can develop high blood pressure. However, according National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, age, race or ethnicity, being overweight, gender, lifestyle habits, and a...
Pre-pregnancy weight gain linked to high blood pressure during pregnancy

Pre-pregnancy weight gain linked to high blood pressure during pregnancy

High blood pressure is the most common health problem during pregnancy. About 5% of pregnant women have this problem. Chronic high blood pressure can occur...
How to prevent or treat high blood pressure

How to 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...
New method improves blood sugar control and blood pressure

New method improves blood sugar control and blood pressure

A new pilot study conducted by UAB shows that eating early in the daytime and fasting for the rest of the day improves blood...
What you should know about blood pressure and the DASH eating

What you should know about blood pressure and the DASH eating

If you have high blood pressure or prehypertension, you may want to follow an eating plan called DASH. DASH stands for “Dietary Approaches to Stop...
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...

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8 common complications of high blood pressure

8 common complications of high blood pressure

Because high blood pressure diagnosis is based on blood pressure readings, this condition can go undetected for years, as symptoms do not usually appear...