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    1. Drugs Not Always Best for Mild High Blood Pressure?

      Sept. 24, 2014 -- Treating mild high blood pressure with drugs has unclear benefit and adds steep sums to national health care expenses, experts write in an article published online Sept. 14 in BMJ. If you learn you have mild high blood pressure (also called mild hypertension), ask your doctor what

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    2. Everest Study Finds High Altitude Affects BP

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a new study done from the heights of Mount Everest, Italian researchers found that your blood pressure steadily increases if you ascend to great heights. They also found that a drug widely used to treat high blood pr

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    3. Blood Pressure Controlled Best by Patient: Study 

      Aug. 27, 2014 -- Patients with hypertension who monitored their own blood pressure at home, and adjusted their medications accordingly, had better blood pressure readings after a year than those who were under the care of their doctor, a new study shows. Although the patients who cared for themselve

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    4. Could Probiotics Help Tame High Blood Pressure?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that potential help in lowering high blood pressure might be as close as your refrigerator. The study found that regular intake of probiotics, such as those found in certain yogurts or supplements, may

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    5. High BP May Raise Psoriasis Risk for Women

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with high blood pressure may have an increased risk of developing the skin disease psoriasis, new research suggests. Taking blood pressure medications called beta-blockers also raises the risk for psoriasis, acco

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    6. Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to High Blood Pressure

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low levels of vitamin D may be a cause of high blood pressure, according to a new study. Previous research has suggested a strong link between low levels of vitamin D and high blood pressure, but a direct cause-and-effec

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    7. BP Kiosks May Not Always Give Accurate Readings

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you decide to quickly check your blood pressure while you're out shopping this summer, know that your reading might not be accurate if the cuff is too small or too large for your arm, the U.S. Food and Drug Administrat

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    8. Blood Pressure History May Affect Brain in Old Age

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For years, doctors have preached that the lower the blood pressure, the better for preventing heart disease and stroke. But a new study suggests that having low blood pressure in later years may be linked with worse me

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    9. Heart Risks May Depend on Which BP Number Is High

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When you have high blood pressure, exactly what type of increased heart risk you face may be determined by which number in your blood pressure reading is high, new research shows. In a blood pressure reading, systolic pre

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    10. Using Apps to Manage Blood Pressure Has Dangers

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who turn to the Internet or iPhone apps for help in controlling their blood pressure may be led astray in some cases, two preliminary studies suggest. In one study, researchers who did a sweep of YouTube videos on high

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