Blood Pressure

Stressed About Your Finances? Welcome To The Club

Let's face it -- life can stress you out. Whether it's politics, work, school or family, there's going to be something going on that raises your blood pressure and cortisol levels. But if you asked any random American for an honest answer about what...
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Food Can Help Control Some Chronic Health Conditions, In Some Cases Eliminating The Need For Drugs

What you eat can help with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, pre-diabetes, though many people pay little heed.
Related topics: Hypertension, Cholesterol, Diabetes

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Certain Blood Pressure Medicines Tied To Suicide Risk In Study

THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 -- A common type of blood pressure medication might be associated with an increased risk of suicide, a new study suggests. People taking angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) appear to be more likely to die by suicide,...
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Unyielding Stress Plays Role In Blacks' Blood Pressure Woes

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 -- Chronically high levels of stress may increase black Americans' risk of high blood pressure, a new study suggests. "Given the disproportionately high burden of hypertension in African-Americans, determining if chronic...
Related topics: Stress, Hypertension, African-American, Medical Research

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Respiratory Diseases Linked With High Blood Pressure In Lungs

Pulmonary hypertension is a type of high blood pressure that affects the lungs of both animals and people. When tiny vessels in the lungs become narrowed or blocked, it becomes harder for blood to flow through and can cause the heart to weaken or...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Hypertension

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A Primal Guide To Blood Pressure: 8 Common (and Not So Common) Interventions

Hypertension is a problem. It raises the risk of heart disease; it’s one of the most consistent risk factors for that condition, as well as others like kidney disease. But before you start freaking out about your high blood pressure, make sure...
Related topics: Hypertension, Cardiovascular Disease, Kidney Disease

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High Levels Of Chronic Stress Linked To High Blood Pressure In African-americans

African Americans reporting high levels of chronic stress tended to develop high blood pressure, or hypertension, more often than those who reported low stress levels, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart...
Related topics: Hypertension, Stress, African-American, Medical Research

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Aha News: Lowering Blood Pressure May Prevent New Brain Lesions In Older People

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Many people know treating high blood pressure reduces the odds of a heart attack, stroke or heart failure. Now, a new study suggests another added benefit: a lower risk of lesions in...
Related topics: Hypertension, Heart Failure, Stroke, Medical Research

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More Aggressive Blood Pressure Control Benefits Brains Of Older Adults

A new study followed 199 hypertension patients 75 years of age and older for 3 years.
Related topics: Hypertension, Medical Research

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Online Patient Portal Usage Linked To Higher Rates Of Flu Shots, Blood Pressure Checks

Penn Medicine study shows patients who use online platforms connected to their health records are more likely to take preventative health measures.
Related topics: Flu, Influenza (Flu), Medical Research

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With Comorbidities, Less Than Six Hours Of Sleep Ups Risk For Early Death

FRIDAY, Oct. 4, 2019 -- Middle-aged adults with high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, or stroke could be at higher risk for cancer and early death when sleeping less than six hours per day, according to a study published online Oct....
Related topics: Hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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High-fiber Diet Tied To Lower Heart Risk In Diabetes Patients

FRIDAY, Oct. 4, 2019 -- A fiber-rich diet appears to help people with high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes in multiple ways, lowering their blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, a new study suggests. High blood pressure...
Related topics: Hypertension, Diet, Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Blood Sugar (glucose), Cholesterol, Medical Research

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Audio Reveals That Jail Staff Debated Who Would Pay Medical Bill Of An Inmate In An Emergency...

Inmate Tracie Weaver needed emergency medical care after she had been vomiting for hours and had dangerously high blood pressure, ProPublica reported.
Related topics: Hypertension

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Exploring How A Key Blood Pressure Hormone Works In Males And Females

Aldosterone is a steroid hormone important to the regulation of salt, fluid and potassium in the body. Researchers at the "Metabolic and sex differences in aldosterone responses" symposium will explore the growing body of research that finds sex is...
Related topics: Hormones, Medical Research

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Poor Sleep Habits May Be Deadly When Mixed With Certain Health Issues

Sleeping less than six hours every night may be deadly for people who have certain common health conditions, including high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. A study on this topic was recently published by the American Heart Association; it...
Related topics: Hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes, American Diabetes Association, Medical Research

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Monitoring Htn Med Adherence Does Not Improve Bp Control

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2, 2019 -- Interactive interventions to improve medication adherence do not improve blood pressure (BP) control, according to a study recently published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Shivan J. Mehta, M.D., from the...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Sleeping Less Than 6 Hours And Heart Disease, Stroke -- Deadly Combo

Middle-aged adults with high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease or stroke could be at increased risk for cancer and early death when sleeping less than 6 hours per day.
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, Hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes, Cancer, Oncology

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'nerve-release' Surgery Helped Ease One Man's Tough Migraines

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2, 2019 -- Chronic migraine headaches plagued Adam Pressley from childhood, and by his 30s they had become a near-daily occurrence. Pressley, 31, had tried everything to stop them: blood pressure drugs, antidepressants, seizure...
Related topics: Migraine, Depression, Antidepressants

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Food Insecurity In Young Adults Raises Risk For Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Asthma

A paradox of food insecurity in wealthy countries is its association with excess weight. Now, a study finds that young adults in the United States who are food insecure not only are slightly more likely to be obese, they are significantly more...
Related topics: Diabetes, Hypertension, Asthma, Medical Research, Obesity

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Medical News Today: What To Know About Blood Pressure Rates After Exercising

This article describes optimal blood pressure readings. In it, we also investigate how to lower blood pressure through exercise and other lifestyle changes.

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