Do-it-yourself blood pressure readings are better for heart disease and stroke risk assessment. The study found that the risk of heart disease and stroke was higher among patients with higher systolic readings (the top number) in the morning. Readings of… Read More
Researchers found that there is a link between high blood pressure and our immune system.
Lead author of the study, Paul Marvar, a postdoctoral fellow at Emory University School of Medicine, says: “Chronic stress has long been known to… Read More
Blood pressure is a dangerous condition and it’s noted as being the number one contributor to many serious and even fatal illnesses and diseases. For these reasons, it’s important to check and monitor your blood pressure, especially as you age.… Read More
Blood pressure fluctuations cause faster cognitive decline in older adults, according to research. The findings revealed that blood pressure fluctuations were associated with faster cognitive decline among older adults over the course of five years.
Lead study author Bo (Bonnie)… Read More
When it comes to high blood pressure – hypertension – there are many factors that can cause your numbers to soar. Salt intake, stress, old age, smoking, extra weight, lack of physical activity, genetics, alcohol consumption, sleep apnea, and kidney… Read More
In kidney disease, lowering blood pressure prevents heart attack and stroke. One in 10 people worldwide live with kidney disease, and many others may not even be aware that they have it, which puts their heart at risk.
Lead author… Read More
A study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology suggests that moderate exposure to sunlight can help reduce blood pressure and help prevent heart disease.
Research from the universities of Southampton and Edinburgh shows that sunlight alters the level of… Read More
Spikes in blood pressure don’t always require a trip to the hospital, according to new findings. The study comes from the Cleveland Clinic where researchers found that of 60,000 patients with “hypertensive urgency” less than one percent actually required a… Read More
Phosphate-rich foods can raise blood pressure and even promote heart disease. The culprit is really the growth hormone found in the foods called fibroblast growth factor 23 or FGF23 for short. The findings come from a study by researchers at… Read More
Dropping five pounds can make a difference to your health.
Those small fluctuations in weight could be doing you harm. So before you brush off that snug waistband, you should know that a small increase in weight is bad for… Read More
A new study has found that blood pressure rises with growing air pollution and smog. The review examined 17 studies conducted worldwide, assessing a possible connection between air pollution and blood pressure. Study author Tao Liu said, “Our results demonstrated… Read More
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.
High… Read More