A New Surgery May Cure High Blood Pressure

Wouldn't it be nice if you could cure high blood pressure by taking a pill or by means of a simple surgical procedure? Well, the medical community has tried the former, with mixed results so far; certainly, they haven't found a magic pill that permanently drops your BP to a safer level.

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Over-the-Counter Pain Meds and High Blood Pressure

Sometimes, managing your blood pressure can seem like a full-time job. There are so many dos and don'ts that it's hard to keep them straight.

Even something as ordinary as a backache can endanger you, if you take the wrong meds for it. And I'm not talking about prescription drugs here: simple over-the-counter remedies you've used for years can cause you BP problems.

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The Connection Between Smoking and High Blood Pressure

Let's get this out of the way right up front: combining smoking and high blood pressure is a terrible idea. How could it be otherwise? Smoking is basically long-term Russian Roulette; we all know that, even if we don't care to admit it. And piling a second stressor on top of hypertension is an accident waiting to happen.

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Fructose: an Unexpected High Blood Pressure Trigger

When you've got high blood pressure, maintaining good health can be like negotiating a minefield. Watching your diet, exercising, and taking your meds are foundational to keeping your blood pressure at reasonable levels...but there are plenty of "nos" to worry over, and unfortunately, that list keeps on growing.

The best you can do is stay on your toes, and take note of new dangers as they come to the attention of medical science. Today, we'll look at a high blood pressure trigger that's recently come to the fore: fructose.

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The Human Brain and High Blood Pressure

It's rare to hear the terms "brain" and "high blood pressure" used in the same sentence. If the brain is mentioned at all in the context of hypertension, it's usually in the sense that high BP can damage brain tissue if allowed to get out of hand.

But there's a more direct association between the brain and hypertension, according to some researchers, so it's a good idea to keep an eye on the possibility of brain involvement in your own case. Let's take a brief look at the issue.

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The Link Between Sodium Intake and Hypertension: Fact or Myth?

Some doctors will tell you earnestly that there's a definite causal link between sodium intake and hypertension; others dismiss the possibility as myth. So who do you believe? It's hard to tell who's right, frankly, because the evidence seems so contradictory.

But it's starting to become clear that there's a third factor in play that sometimes presents and sometimes doesn't: salt sensitivity. About half of us have it; the rest of us don't.

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Two Simple Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Did you know that you can lower your blood pressure by getting a good night's sleep, or by meditating?

If you're like most of us, you already take medication for your hypertension, and that's a good thing. Pharmacology seems to work best for high blood pressure, so do keep taking your meds.

That said, it never hurts to help them along a little, especially when doing a few simple things can push your BP down a few points. So let's take a closer look at taking it easy.

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Other Cardiovascular Benefits of Blood Pressure Medications

Let's face it: if you take blood pressure medications, it's because you've got a serious cardiovascular problem. Oh, it's a common one, but no less dangerous for all that. Obviously, then, medicines that lower your BP are good for your heart.

But you may be interested to learn that they're even better for your heart than you previously thought.

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Your Blood Pressure Target: Lower Isn't Always Better

For those of us with high BP, working toward a lower blood pressure target is part of our daily struggle toward health. It's always a happy day when you can record a substantial decrease in BP, especially when it starts to edge into the standard range. Goodbye, hypertension! You're on your way!

Now, you'd think that the further down into the standard range you can get your BP, the better off you'd be -- but a recent study suggests it just ain't so.

Heart Healthy Henry here to tell you why, and what you should aim for instead.

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What Does Warm Weather Do To Blood Pressure?

Can The Warm Weather Affect Your Blood Pressure?

Summer is here and new information might be particularly useful for high blood pressure sufferers as the seasons change. A recent study has demonstrated the effect that warm weather has on blood pressure and the findings just may surprise you.

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Do You Suffer from White Coat Hypertension?

White Coat Hypertension Explained

White coat hypertension is a condition that not all medical professionals can agree on. Some physicians feel that white coat hypertension is a real and legitimate concern while others feel that you should try to monitor blood pressure in circumstances that mimic everyday life. Below you’ll learn more about white coat hypertension and what you can do about it.

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Good News for High Blood Pressure Sufferers

High Blood Pressure and Whey Proteins

A recent study shows hope that a specific whey protein can help lower blood pressure in individuals suffering from hypertension. Researchers at the University of Minnesota looked at how a 20-gram supplement containing whey protein affected the blood pressure of research participants. The study compared a beneficial modified whey protein and an unmodified whey protein. If you want to know why the results of the study are shining a ray of hope, read on...

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Lower Your Blood Pressure By Sitting Down

New Study at University of Virginia Can be Valuable if You Want to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Can sitting down lower your blood pressure? A University of Virginia study demonstrated that sitting down can lower your blood pressure. This may very well be good news for the coach potatoes who are worried about their heart health, however, there are some things you need to know.

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Good News for High Blood Pressure Sufferers

High Blood Pressure and Whey Proteins

A recent study shows hope that a specific whey protein can help lower blood pressure in individuals suffering from high blood pressure. Researchers at the University of Minnesota looked at how a 20-gram supplement containing whey protein affected the blood pressure of research participants. The study compared a beneficial modified whey protein and an unmodified whey protein. The results of the study may just surprise you.

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High Blood Pressure and Genetics

Is High Blood Pressure Hereditary?

There is growing evidence to support the speculation that high blood pressure is, in fact, hereditary. That might be good news for individuals who are concerned about their health but don’t recall any family members afflicted with high blood pressure. It can be unsettling news for individuals who have experienced a close family member or relative struggling to treat high blood pressure and its associated complications.

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