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Category Archives: Blood Pressure

What Happens To Your Body When You’re Sedentary

Activity, activity, activity. It may be like it’s all you hear sometimes. There’s a good reason why that advice dominates: it has a lot of benefits, including lower risk for a host of chronic conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes. It can also help with mobility. It’s biggest benefit can be that it offers ...click here to read more

Frequent Night Shifts Increase Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes among People with High Blood Pressure

New research has found that people with high blood pressure who work night shifts have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. According to the Journal of the American Heart Association study, the risk is even higher among people who slept too much or too little when not working. This new research adds to ...click here to read more

Dietary Salt Intake Leads to Higher Risk for Cardiovascular Disease: Study

Cardiovascular pressure, also known as blood pressure, may be influenced by dietary salt, putting people at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease and death. A new study from Vanderbilt University has discovered that activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome (a protein complex involved in the inflammatory response) in immune cells can contribute to salt-sensitive hypertension. The ...click here to read more

Measuring Blood Pressure in Both Arms May Improve Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease Diagnosis: Study

It’s been known for a while that high blood pressure is best detected by taking readings from both arms, but a recent study has provided evidence to suggest it may also help to diagnose hypertension and cardiovascular disease. The study showed that when diagnosing hypertension, using blood pressure measurements from both arms resulted in more ...click here to read more

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Oral Bacteria Are Associated with a Risk of High Blood Pressure among Older Women

According to new research, older women who carry certain types of oral bacteria are at risk for developing high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. The study found that these oral microorganisms were associated with the development of this condition in postmenopausal women and could help explain why some people’s immune systems fight against them ...click here to read more

Ways to Manage Blood Pressure Without Medication

A high blood pressure diagnosis can make you think medicine is necessary and eternal. But it isn’t. Blood pressure is highly responsive to lifestyle, and certain controllable factors can lead to lower blood pressure. Living a heart-healthy lifestyle has the potential to reduce or manage blood pressure and may allow you to avoid, delay, or ...click here to read more