Category Archives: Blood Pressure

Don’t Get Bogged Down by High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure sounds so permanent. It feels like once you’re headed that way, or you’re already there, there is little you can do. But guess what? You can step off the train toward hypertension a lot more easily than you might think. Research exists to suggest that simply implementing more walking into your day here to read more

Blood Pressure Variability May Relate to Risk of Dementia, Especially in Men

The risk of dementia may be related to blood pressure variability (BPV) in men, according to a new report from Monash University. Researchers suggest that this new information could allow for new treatments and preventative measures in the management of dementia and cognitive decline. Published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the paper here to read more


Breathing for Lower Blood Pressure

A new study has found that just five minutes per day of a breathing exercise can lower blood pressure in weeks, exhibiting a similar response to daily exercise or blood pressure medication. The breathing technique, called High-Resistance Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training (IMST), has been described as “strength training for your breathing muscles.” This ultra-efficient form here to read more

A New Study Found Consuming Potatoes May Help Reduce Risk of Hypertension

People who love potatoes and have hypertension will be happy to hear about a new study from Perdue University. It suggests that increased dietary potassium can reduce blood pressure. The study published in Nutrients goes against some popular beliefs about potatoes and their role in heart-healthy lifestyles. For the study, researchers investigated the effects of here to read more

High Blood Pressure And Cholesterol Can Be Lowered With Sitting Less & Moving More

Researchers have found a new “prescription” to help reduce mild to moderately elevated high blood pressure and cholesterol in otherwise healthy adults. According to a new statement from the American Heart Association, sitting less and moving more is the optimal first treatment choice for hypertension and high cholesterol. Approximately 53 million U.S. adults have abnormally here to read more

Diabetic Diet Also Lowers Blood Pressure and Reduces the Need for Medication

Patients with diabetes who follow a restrictive diet may also reduce the risk for high blood pressure. New research shows that if patients achieve and maintain substantial weight loss to manage their type 2 diabetes, they could also control their high blood pressure enough to stop their anti-hypertensive medication. The Universities of Glasgow and Newcastle here to read more