Hypertension (high blood pressure) remains the single most important modifiable risk factor for stroke, and the impact of hypertension and nine other risk factors together account for 90% of all strokes, according to an analysis of nearly 27000 people from every continent in the world (INTERSTROKE), published in The Lancet. read more
If you had heart disease risk factors, such as high blood pressure, before your first stoke, your risk of suffering subsequent strokes and dementia long after your initial stroke may be higher. Taking good care of your heart diseaseShow More Summary
A recent study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health discovered that frequent potato consumption (whether mashed, baked, fried, or boiled) was associated with an increased risk of high blood pressure in adults. Can the potato be harmful to your health? Janice O’Leary
Former New England Patriots defensive lineman Ron Brace likely died from the combination of an irregular heartbeat and a heart condition caused by high blood pressure, the Massachusetts medical examiner’s office ruled Wednesday. Brace, 29, died April 24 at his family’s home in Springfield, Mass., and the manner of his death was ruled natural. Brace, […]
A new meta-analysis finds that a median dosage of 368 mg of magnesium daily may moderately reduce blood pressure in patients with high blood pressure.
WASHINGTON --Visits to emergency departments for patients with hypertension increased by 64 percent between 2002 and 2012 while hospitalizations for those visits declined by 28 percent. A study published online yesterday in Annals of...Show More Summary
Seeing your blood pressure jump unexpectedly might be scary, but recent research suggests it doesn't warrant a trip to the emergency department if you have no symptoms.
High blood pressure made its debut 7 years ago when I was pregnant with my twins and developing preeclampsia. A day before they were born via necessary c-section I laid in bed thinking that I felt like the life was being sucked out of me. With my enormous belly I rolled myself out of bed […]
An ambulance was the highly unusual setting for a wedding in Spain after the groom started feeling faint shortly before he was supposed to tie the knot. The 50-year-old, who has a history of high blood pressure, began feeling dizzy and...Show More Summary
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If city residents all went to a park for a half hour weekly, there would be 7 percent fewer cases of depression and 9 percent fewer cases of high blood pressure.
People who visit parks for 30 minutes or more each week are much less likely to have high blood pressure or poor mental health than those who don't, according to new research by Australian and UK environmental scientists. A study led...Show More Summary
In a review of research on the effect of meal patterns on health, the few studies available suggest that eating irregularly is linked to a higher risk of metabolic syndrome (high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and obesity). The limited...Show More Summary
New research of people with high blood pressure shows those with higher levels of antibodies in their blood were less likely to have a heart attack.
The American Medical Association (AMA) wants more people to know their numbers on World Hypertension Day so they can be aware of and best manage their high blood pressure. High blood pressure, or hypertension is one of the greatest contributors to the development of heart disease in addition to high cholesterol and high blood sugar. […]
Rising blood levels of a protein called hematoma derived growth factor (HDGF) are linked to the increasing severity of pulmonary arterial hypertension, a form of damaging high blood pressure in the lungs, report researchers.
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I typically drink three or four cans of diet soda each day, and my doctor told me it may be the cause of my high blood pressure. But, I’ve been drinking this much soda for years and have never had any issues. Why would it suddenly affect my blood pressure? ANSWER: It’s […]
We know diet and exercise can help our heart stay healthy. Here a dietician shares 4 ways you can reduce your risks of high blood pressure. The post 4 Common Nutritional Risks for High Blood Pressure appeared first on The Good Men Project.
Dear JJ: High blood pressure and heart disease runs in my family, and my doctor just warned me I'm on the "hypertension edge" myself. I don't want to take prescription drugs. What else can I do to lower my blood pressure? Among its many...Show More Summary