Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Hypertension/High Blood Pressure Health Center

News Related to Hypertension/High Blood Pressure

  1. Folate Lowers Risk of High Blood Pressure

    Oct. 11, 2004 -- A folate-rich diet cuts a young woman's risk of high blood pressure by almost one-third, new research shows. Folate also reduces older women's risk of high blood pressure to a lesser degree. Folate, a B-complex vitamin, is the basis of any great salad: citrus fruits, spinach and rom

    Read Full Article
  2. Sleep Face Down for Lower Blood Pressure

    Oct. 11, 2004 -- A change in sleeping position may lower your blood pressure. That suggestion comes from a study presented this week at the American Heart Association's 58th Annual Fall Conference. Researcher Yasuharu Tabara of Ehime University School of Medicine in Ehime, Japan, notes that high nig

    Read Full Article
  3. Handgrip Exercises May Lower Blood Pressure

    Oct. 8, 2004 -- People with high blood pressure may one day be able to take the problem into their own hands -- literally. Two new studies show that handgrip exercises make blood vessels more flexible, improve blood vessel function, and lower high blood pressure. The studies were conducted at Canada

    Read Full Article
  4. High Blood Pressure Harms Young Adult Brains

    Oct. 4, 2004 -- High blood pressure can decrease mental function in young adults as much as it does in older people, according to a new study. Early, aggressive efforts to prevent and treat high blood pressure regardless of a patient's age are needed, says researcher Merrill F. Elias, PhD, MPH, in a

    Read Full Article
  5. Wine Eases Blood Pressure Risks

    Sept. 17, 2004 -- Wine may literally be the blood of life, according to a new French study that shows wine appears to lower the health risks associated with high blood pressure. In fact, researchers say wine may be the key ingredient that helps explain why people with high blood pressure are more li

    Read Full Article
  6. Blood Pressure Drugs Cut Risk of Fractures

    Sept. 14, 2004 -- Two types of blood pressure drugs -- beta-blockers and thiazide diuretics -- may also reduce fractures, a new study shows. Previous animal and human studies have shown this benefit, including one observational study that showed that women over age 50 who took beta-blockers had a 30

    Read Full Article
  7. ACE Inhibitors Prevent Heart Attack, Stroke

    Sept. 6, 2004 -- The risk of sudden cardiac death and nonfatal cardiac arrest can be reduced by a type of high blood pressure medication -- angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. Past studies have shown that these medications reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in people with heart d

    Read Full Article
  8. Top Blood Pressure Number Is Key in Seniors

    Aug. 31, 2004 -- People aged 60 and older commonly face a unique blood pressure problem. And new research shows that this is something that shouldn't be ignored. Blood pressure is noted by two numbers. The upper number, systolic blood pressure, measures the pressure in the arteries when the heart pu

    Read Full Article
  9. High BP + Cold Weather Ups Heart Attack Risk

    Aug. 31, 2004 (Munich, Germany) -- High blood pressure is a well-known risk factor for heart disease and stroke, but new research suggests that the risk attributed to high blood pressure goes up as the temperature goes down. Researchers in France report that for those with high blood pressure -- mea

    Read Full Article
  10. 1 in 3 Adults Has High Blood Pressure.

    Aug. 23, 2004 -- The number of adults in the U.S. with high blood pressure increased by nearly a third during the last 10 years, according to the latest government figures. Sixty-five million Americans now have hypertension compared with 50 million a decade ago -- an 8% increase. While much of the r

    Read Full Article
Displaying 191 - 200 of 323 Articles << Prev Page 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next >>

Today on WebMD

lowering blood pressure
SLIDESHOW
man in bed
TOOL
 
heart-shaped stethoscope
Quiz
Overturned salt shaker
Quiz
 
heart healthy living
ARTICLE
Erectile Dysfunction Slideshow
SLIDESHOW
 
Bernstein Hypertension Affects Cardiac Risk
VIDEO
Compressed heart
Article
 
Heart Disease Overview Slideshow
SLIDESHOW
thumbnail for lowering choloesterol slideshow
SLIDESHOW
 
Heart Foods Slideshow
SLIDESHOW
Low Blood Pressure
VIDEO
 

WebMD Special Sections