High Blood Pressure

Stroke survivors’ beliefs may help lower blood pressure

Stroke survivors who believe they can protect themselves from having another stroke had more than twice the blood pressure reduction of nonbelievers, according to...
These habits can help fight high blood pressure

These habits can help fight high blood pressure

High blood pressure is a chronic health condition that can lead to heart disease and stroke. One key to fighting the condition is having...
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...

This psychological method may keep your blood pressure down

When faced with a stressful situation, thinking about your romantic partner may help keep your blood pressure under control just as effectively as actually...
Common mistakes to avoid if you check blood pressure at home

Common mistakes to avoid if you check blood pressure at home

People with high blood pressure or a high risk for the disease need to monitor their blood pressure regularly. It is more convenient to measure...
This high blood pressure drug may improve treatment of ovarian cancer

This high blood pressure drug may improve treatment of ovarian cancer

A new study from a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research team has found that the hypertension drug losartan may improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy...

Marijuana use linked to higher risk of high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease

In a recent study, researchers from Georgia State University found that marijuana use is associated with a three-fold risk of death from high blood...

Common food addictive in coffee could raise your blood pressure

In a recent study, researchers found that a common food additive, phosphates, could raise blood pressure and pulse rates in healthy young adults. The study...

Zinc deficiency may contribute to high blood pressure

Lower-than-normal zinc levels may contribute to high blood pressure (hypertension) by altering the way the kidneys handle sodium. Zinc deficiency is common in people with...

Music may boost the effect of high blood pressure drugs

Researchers report that listening to music significantly enhances the effect of anti-hypertensive drugs. According to a study conducted by researchers on of São Paulo State...