High Blood Pressure

Unhealthy gut microbes might be a cause of high blood pressure

Unhealthy gut microbes might be a cause of high blood pressure

Researchers have found that the microorganisms residing in the intestines (microbiota) play a role in the development of high blood pressure in rats. The...
New tool to improve blood pressure measurement

New tool to improve blood pressure measurement

Scientists at Oxford University have developed a new way of estimating our true underlying blood pressure that overcomes common problems in a clinical setting...
The most common endocrine cause of high blood pressure

The most common endocrine cause of high blood pressure

A new Scientific Statement issued by the Endocrine Society advises healthcare providers on ways to spot hormonal causes of high blood pressure that can...
This therapy may balance brain signals to reduce blood pressure, migraines

This therapy may balance brain signals to reduce blood pressure, migraines

A noninvasive neurotechnology, which uses sound to balance right- and left-side brain frequencies was associated with lowered blood pressure, improved heart rate variability, and...
8 tips that help you keep healthy blood pressure

8 tips that help you keep healthy blood pressure

Keeping blood pressure in a normal range is essential to your health. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to stroke by damaging and weakening your...
Pulmonary artery stiffening is an early cause of pulmonary hypertension

Pulmonary artery stiffening is an early cause of pulmonary hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension is an abnormal elevation of pressure in the pulmonary circulation that results in stress on the heart and remodeling of blood vessels...
Breathing your way to prevent high blood pressure

Breathing your way to prevent high blood pressure

The most common type of hypertension, which accounts for 95% of people with high blood pressure, might one day be prevented with breathing exercises...
Personalized treatment for those in blood pressure 'gray zone'

Personalized treatment for those in blood pressure ‘gray zone’

Using data from a national study, Johns Hopkins researchers determined that using heart CT scans can help personalize treatment in patients whose blood pressure...
Over 100 new blood pressure genes could provide new targets for treating hypertension

Over 100 new blood pressure genes could provide new targets for treating hypertension

Scientists have found 107 new gene regions associated with high blood pressure, potentially enabling doctors to identify at-risk patients and target treatments. The study, led...
Why blood pressure matters

Why blood pressure matters

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...