High Blood Pressure

17 million U.S. adults may have tough-to-spot high blood pressure

17 million U.S. adults may have tough-to-spot high blood pressure

You get your blood pressure checked at your doctor's office, and it reads in the normal range. You're fine, right? Well, maybe not. A new...
Did you take your blood pressure medicine today?

Did you take your blood pressure medicine today?

When you miss a dose of your blood pressure medicine, you might not notice a difference. But your body does. Skipping your blood pressure medicine...
Could your child have high blood pressure?

Could your child have high blood pressure?

You may think high blood pressure is a health burden only for adults. But it can strike children, too, especially if they are overweight...
Phosphates in processed foods may hike blood pressure

Phosphates in processed foods may hike blood pressure

A diet high in phosphates, which are often present in large quantities in processed foods and cola drinks, may lead to increases in blood...
Playing American football may be a risk factor for hypertension

Playing American football may be a risk factor for hypertension

A recent study published in the "Hypotheses" section of The FASEB Journal suggests that the playing American football takes on players' bodies extends beyond...
Do you really have high blood pressure

Do you really have high blood pressure?

A study by researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) shows that more than half of family doctors in Canada are...
Text Message Alerts Help Patients with Hypertension Remember to Take Meds

Text message alerts help patients with hypertension remember to take meds

Smart phones can do just about anything, including help patients manage their health conditions. In a new study, text messaging was a useful and low-cost...
Many elderly are prescribed antihypertensive drugs despite having low blood pressure

Many elderly are prescribed antihypertensive drugs despite having low blood pressure

According to a new study in the journal Age and Ageing, a significant proportion of patients over 70 remain on antihypertensive medication despite having...
Rapid blood pressure drops in middle age linked to dementia in old age

Rapid blood pressure drops in middle age linked to dementia in old age

Middle-aged people who experience temporary blood pressure drops that often cause dizziness upon standing up may be at an increased risk of developing cognitive...
Energy drinks may trigger abnormal heart rhythm, rise in blood pressure

Energy drinks may trigger abnormal heart rhythm, rise in blood pressure

A clinical trial led by researchers from University of the Pacific and David Grant Medical Center adds to the evidence that energy drinks may...

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