Even with the ongoing debate about dietary sodium, hypertension and heart disease, salt still has a connection to high blood pressure. A new discovery sheds light on this critical connection.
Measuring blood pressure seems so simple that desk-like kiosks for checking blood pressure have popped up everywhere. They may be accessible and easy to use, but they often don't provide accurate information.
If you have urinary incontinence, certain diuretics, pain relievers, antidepressants, alpha blockers, sedatives or sleeping pills may be the cause. Ask your doctor about other treatment options.
New recommendations to guide how doctors in the United States treat tens of millions of patients with high blood pressure have created some controversy. But they could offer more tailored treatment of hypertension.
Some patients with severe untreated obstructive sleep apnea are unable to control their hypertension despite use of multiple meds, a study finds.
Your blood pressure benefits when you eat lots of veggies. A recent study suggests the biggest benefit may come from eating your vegetables raw. When you cook vegetables, you change their chemical composition.
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.
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.
An experimental device that had shown promise and raised hopes for controlling stubbornly and dangerously high blood pressure is not effective, a new study involving Cleveland Clinic cardiologists and patients shows.