It’s important to diagnose and treat high blood pressure, which is also known as hypertension. It increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure, kidney failure and death.
Blood pressure and heart rate go hand in hand in most people’s minds. After all, these two vital signs usually are measured at the same time at the doctor’s office. But each measures distinctly different factors related to your heart health.
If you’re thinking about cutting back on the amount of salt you eat, make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons.
Salt is portrayed as the villain in many stories in the media that tout healthy eating habits. But not everyone needs to worry about restricting their salt intake.
There are steps you can take when you’re pregnant to help control blood sugar levels and ensure a healthy pregnancy. Find out more about how to avoid gestational diabetes.
Healthy choices are doubly important when you have both diabetes and hypertension. Find out how to reduce the risk of complications as you manage your blood pressure.
When it comes to your health, do you know which body shape is more associated with diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol?
A new study shows that despite a greater awareness of the health risks for heart attack, more people now have these kinds of medical conditions at a younger age — and are suffering from heart attacks as a result.
If you’re diagnosed with prediabetes, making lifestyle changes can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. Find out who’s most at risk for this serious condition and get tips on adopting a healthier diet a more active lifestyle.
It’s already known that stress from work can increase your risk for cardiovascular disease, particularly high blood pressure and heart disease. But a recent study now links work stress to an increased risk of stroke, especially for women.