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May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month, so we have compiled some of our news articles to educate you about blood pressure and the surrounding issues like how high blood pressure is a risk factor for stroke.
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May is the National Stroke Awareness Month, so we compiled an overview of some of the many factors contributing to stroke, including high blood pressure, the Mediterranean diet, migraine with aura, and the flu vaccine. Stroke is a… Read More
A new study suggests that potato consumption could be harmful for blood pressure. The study found consuming more than four servings of potatoes a week was linked to higher blood pressure. Specifically, baked, boiled, or mashed potatoes raised the risk… Read More
If you have high blood pressure, every additional ounce of alcohol you drink could be harming your heart. Drinking alcohol with high blood pressure has been found to harm the lower left chamber of the heart, which is responsible for… Read More
Blood pressure woes are a growing problem, affecting more and more Americans every day. Worse yet, because it’s symptomless, you often become aware of your high blood sugar only once you begin experiencing the associated health issues.
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A new study suggests that doctors should look at a patient’s blood pressure history as opposed to a single reading as a means to predict the stroke risk. Researcher Dr. Marileen Portegies said, “Our study suggests that looking at someone’s… Read More
Heart attack and stroke risk from hypertension is reduced by statins and blood pressure drugs. Research suggests that combining statins for cholesterol with blood pressure medications reduced the risk of heart disease by 40 percent.
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Unfortunately, we can’t stop aging, and so with every passing year our health is put at risk. From vision loss to hearing troubles, these are just some aspects of health that naturally get worse with age. On the other hand,… Read More
A higher fat variation of the DASH diet lowers blood pressure and triglyceride levels and does not raise LDL cholesterol. The study titled “Comparison of the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet and a higher-fat DASH diet on blood… Read More
Autonomic dysreflexia (hyperreflexia), a spinal cord injury complication, may cause sudden high blood pressure. Autonomic dysreflexia is a condition in which the involuntary nervous system overreacts to external and bodily stimuli, causing a spike in blood pressure, rapid heart rate,… Read More
If a person’s circadian rhythm is broken, even a low-salt diet may increase resting blood pressure and the risk of vascular disease. There are many factors that can alter or change a person’s circadian rhythm, including disrupted sleep, shift work,… Read More
Untreated obstructive sleep apnea raises the risk of high blood pressure that is resistant to medication. The study involved patients with cardiovascular risk factors or established heart disease and moderate or severe obstructive sleep apnea. The participants were prescribed one… Read More
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