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Mayo Clinic: "High blood pressure (hypertension)," "Sleep apnea," "Medications and supplements that can raise your blood pressure."
Open Heart: "The wrong white crystals: not salt but sugar as aetiological in hypertension and cardiometabolic disease."
Psychology and Aging: "Loneliness is a unique predictor of age-related differences in systolic blood pressure," "Loneliness predicts increased blood pressure: 5-year cross-lagged analyses in middle-aged and older adults."
UChicago News: "Feeling lonely adds to rate of blood pressure increase in people 50 years old and older."
National Sleep Foundation: "Sleep Apnea."
Harvard Health Publishing: "Potassium lowers blood pressure," "Thyroid hormone: How it affects your heart," "What are the real risks of antidepressants?"
American Heart Association: "How Potassium Can Help Control High Blood Pressure."
Medscape: "Pain and Blood Pressure."
UVA Today: "The Mechanics of Hypertension: How Does Stress Contribute to Stiff Arteries?"
The Permanente Journal: "The Importance of Accurate Blood Pressure Measurement."
Korean Journal of Family Medicine: "The Impact of Bladder Distension on Blood Pressure in Middle Aged Women."
UpToDate: "NSAIDs and acetaminophen: Effects on blood pressure and hypertension."
Medical West: "The Dangers of Dehydration."
Behavioral Medicine: "Talking effect and 'white coat' effect in hypertensive patients: physical effort or emotional content?"
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