Our expert explains why chronic high blood pressure is so bad for your body — and offers tips for lowering yours to an optimal level.
If you have hypertension, your doctor might recommend buying a home blood pressure monitor. Use these tips to take and track accurate and helpful measurements at home.
When your doctor tells you to cut the sodium in your diet, you may not know where to start. Are salt substitutes a safe option? Find out who should and shouldn’t use them, and how to make meals less salty and more flavorful.
Your doctor says you need a home blood pressure monitor. But you’ve never seen so many choices. Get a heart and hypertension expert’s advice on which features you need – and which you don’t.
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