High Blood Pressure

7 simple tips to keep your blood pressure down

7 simple tips to keep your blood pressure down

When it comes to preventing and treating high blood pressure, one often-overlooked strategy is managing stress. If you often find yourself tense and on-edge,...
Low blood pressure may increase the risk of heart attack

Low blood pressure could increase the risk of heart attack

Low blood pressure may increase the risk of heart attack in patients with coronary disease, suggests a new study. The team behind the research, from...
How to block high blood pressure in sleep apnea

How to block high blood pressure in sleep apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea – a disorder that affects nearly one out of four people between the ages of 30 and 70 – is a...
A cup of beetroot juice per day may help lower blood pressure

A cup of beetroot juice per day may help lower blood pressure

A cup of beetroot juice a day may help reduce your blood pressure, according to a small study in the American Heart Association journal...
Statins can particularly benefit people who have high blood pressure

Statins can particularly benefit people who have high blood pressure

Lowering cholesterol with statins significantly reduced adverse cardiovascular events in people with average cholesterol and blood pressure levels who were considered to be at...
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...
Lowering blood pressure intensively may harm people with diabetes

Lowering blood pressure intensively may harm people with diabetes

People with diabetes often have high blood pressure and an increased cardiovascular risk. They are therefore often recommended more intensive blood pressure lowering treatment...
Lowering high blood pressure intensively could protect the heart

Lowering high blood pressure intensively could protect the heart

A new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has shown that aggressive lowering of blood pressure in people with hypertension reduced...
6 surprising signs of an unhealthy heart

6 surprising signs of an unhealthy heart

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States—an equal opportunity killer that claims approximately 1 million lives annually. The heart and...
Why are triglycerides harmful and how to lower them

Why are triglycerides harmful and how to lower them

Triglycerides, which are produced in the liver, are another type of fat found in the blood and in food. Causes of raised triglycerides include overweight/obesity,...