A tear in the inner lining of the aortic artery can allow blood to seep between layers, impeding healthy blood flow. Doctors can now fix these “dissections” with a stent instead of open surgery.
Updated JNC guidelines might change how doctors treat high blood pressure, but some panel members specifically protested one recommendation. Find out about the controversy and how it affects you.
When high blood pressure fails to respond to three medications, it takes some sleuthing to find other approaches. Doctors dig deeper to find causes behind resistant hypertension.
If you’re at risk for diabetes, Marwan Hamaty, MD, MBA, talks about the best ways you can prevent the onset of the disease.
Chronic high blood pressure is a killer, but you have more power than you might think to control it. Diet plays a major role in regulating hypertension and what you eat can determine how low it can go.
Prediabetes occurs when your blood glucose levels are higher than normal — but not yet high enough to be diabetes. And it only gets more challenging as we enter menopause.
Only half of the 78 million adults in the United States who have high blood pressure have it under control. This is cause for concern as high blood pressure is a major risk factor for stroke and heart disease.
The first-ever guidelines for stroke prevention tailored specifically for women offer new strategies to reduce the risk of the third-leading cause of death for females.