high blood pressure

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea May Cause More Than Snoring

Recent studies have linked sleep apnea to elevations in blood pressure as well as cardiovascular issues.


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Salt Is A Killer

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the number one cause of death in the world and salt can play a key role.


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Heat Wave Brings Special Warning For Those Taking Certain Medications

If you are taking blood pressure medications, it could make you vulnerable to dehydration during the upcoming heat wave.


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New Hope For High Blood Pressure Sufferers Who Get No Relief from Drugs

The University of Pennsylvania is helping to test a new procedure that could provide a cure for the millions of Americans with high blood pressure that can’t be controlled with medication.


Sleep Apnea

Link Between Sleep Apnea And Diabetes

We have known for quite some time that sleep apnea is associated with high blood pressure. Now a new study from Dublin has made the association between sleep apnea and diabetes.



Managing Your Blood Pressure

You can control blood pressure and offset or prevent long-term damage but you need to know you’ve got a problem before you can fix it.


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Drinking May Increase Risk Of Metabolic Syndrome

Now a report in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism finds that people who drink too much have increased odds of developing metabolic syndrome.


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Pre-hypertension needs to be addressed and aggressively treated. Pre-hypertension refers to people on the road to high blood pressure.


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The Value Of An Annual Physical

Just how important is it to get an annual physical examination?



Study: Pre-Hypertension Significantly Increases Risk Of Stroke

According to the report, if the top blood pressure number, the systolic number, is in the range of 120 to 129 the risk of stroke increases by 22-percent. When that number climbs to 130-139, the risk increases to 79-percent.



Reducing Salt In Your Diet

We know too much salt in the diet can raise blood pressure yet dietary salt intake in the US is on the rise.



Controversial Brain Shrinkage Study

There is a controversial study from the University of California at Davis which looks at brain shrinkage.


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Another Reason To Control Blood Pressure

The most obvious reason to control blood pressure is to reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke, but there is another reason as well.


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Study: Weight Lifting Can Help Lower Blood Pressure

According to a new study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, men over 40 who have high blood pressure were actually able to reduce their mortality by 34% by lifting weights.


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Mixing Up Medications

Taking a lot of different medications can be confusing for all of us but when people have worsening vision and perhaps their memory is not as good it can lead to mistakes, mistakes that can be deadly.