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There’s new advice on what constitutes high blood pressure

yesterdayHealth : The Checkup

The acceptable number is now higher — if don’t have risk factors for heart disease.

High blood pressure in pregnancy may return before middle age

(Reuters Health) - High blood pressure during pregnancy has long been linked to greater odds of redeveloping the condition in middle age, but a new study suggests that the increased risk may exist soon after delivery and persist for decades.

Hypertension headache: How to identify if high blood pressure is the cause

More than 410,000 Americans died from high blood pressure complications in 2014, attributing to more than 1,100 deaths per day. High blood pressure can also lead to a condition called hypertension headache. Often occurring in episodes,...Show More Summary

Trump Plan Might Cut Expenses For Some Insured Patients With Chronic Needs

2 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Erin Corbelli takes three medications to treat high blood pressure, depression and an anxiety disorder. Her health plan covers her drugs and specialist visits, but Corbelli and her family must pay a $...

Lifestyle Changes Could Cut Dementia Cases, New Study Says

More than a third of dementia cases could be prevented with lifestyle changes such as controlling high blood pressure and getting more exercise, according to a major report published Thursday in...

Study Pioneers Use Of Pharmacogenomic Data In Electronic Health Record

Nearly 1 out of every 3 American adults has high blood pressure. About 70 percent of them take medication for their condition

Could aggressive blood pressure treatments lead to kidney damage?

(University of Virginia Health System) Aggressive combination treatments for high blood pressure that are intended to protect the kidneys may actually be damaging the organs, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine suggests.

Ozone pollution connected to cardiovascular health

Exposure to ozone, a risk for impaired lung function, is also connected to health changes that can cause cardiovascular disease such as heart attack, high blood pressure and stroke, according to a new study of Chinese adults. A new study followed 89 healthy adults living in Changsha City for one year. Show More Summary

Artificial sweeteners linked to risk of weight gain, heart disease and other health issues

(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Artificial sweeteners may be associated with long-term weight gain and increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, according to a new study published in CMAJ.

20 Saltiest Restaurant Meals On The Planet—Ranked!

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In fact, the FDA recommends people only eat 2,300 milligrams of sodium a day. For people with high blood pressure or who are middle aged or older, the FDA recommends no more than 1,500 milligrams a day. In fact, all of these dishes from popular restaurant chains have more than 4,000 milligrams of sodium — that’s nearly twice your recommended daily amount.

Breathing in a new gene therapy to treat pulmonary hypertension

A novel airway-delivered gene therapy for treating pulmonary hypertension (PH), a form of high blood pressure in blood vessels in the lungs that is linked to heart failure, has been advanced by new research.

Masked hypertension: Prevalence, causes, diagnosis, and treatment

Masked hypertension (MH) can be considered the opposite of white coat hypertension, which is when during a typical doctor’s office visit your blood pressure reads as being high despite being normal at home. The white coat effect is thought...Show More Summary

Study suggests coffee helps prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and much more

Once upon a time, people used to think that coffee would stunt your growth if you drank it as a youngster. In more recent years, coffee intake is regularly blamed for many different symptoms, from high blood pressure to migraines, and even heart palpitations. Show More Summary

Breathing in a New Gene Therapy to Treat Pulmonary Hypertension

Mount Sinai has partnered with Theragene Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to advance a novel airway-delivered gene therapy for treating pulmonary hypertension (PH), a form of high blood pressure in blood vessels in the lungs that is linked to heart failure.

Everyday Chemicals Linked to Chronic Disease in Men

Chemicals found in everyday plastics materials are linked to cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes and high blood pressure in men, according to Australian researchers.

Polish freedom icon Lech Walesa leaves hospital

Polish freedom icon Lech Walesa on Wednesday left hospital after undergoing a series of cardiac tests in the northern city of Gdansk. The 73-year-old Nobel peace laureate, who suffers from high blood pressure, had planned to attend an anti-government street protest on Monday but was forced to sit it out after being hospitalised over the weekend. Show More Summary

Everyday chemicals linked to chronic disease in men

(University of Adelaide) Chemicals found in everyday plastics materials are linked to cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes and high blood pressure in men, according to Australian researchers.

Positive airway pressure doesn't reduce heart risk with sleep apnea

(Reuters Health) - Although having sleep apnea has been linked to elevated risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke, a new analysis of past research finds that apnea treatment with positive airway pressure (PAP) does not reduce the risk of cardiovascular events or death.

USPSTF recommendation regarding behavioral counseling for cardiovascular disease prevention

(The JAMA Network Journals) The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends that primary care professionals individualize the decision to offer or refer adults without obesity who do not have high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol or blood sugar levels or diabetes to behavioral counseling to promote a healthful diet and physical activity. Show More Summary

Higher BMI linked with increased risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes

Results of a new study add to the evidence of an association between higher body mass index (BMI) and increased risk of cardiometabolic diseases such as hypertension, coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, according to a study.

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