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What’s the Best Way to Track Your Blood Pressure?

What’s the Best Way to Track Your Blood Pressure?

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest High Blood Pressure News WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Blood pressure readings taken with a portable monitor may be a much better gauge of your prognosis than readings at the doctor’s office, new research suggests. The study of nearly 64,000 adults found that “ambulatory” blood pressure monitoring was […]

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Gene Twist Can Make Your Blood Pressure Spike From Salt

Gene Twist Can Make Your Blood Pressure Spike From Salt

Latest High Blood Pressure News WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — New research sheds light on why some people’s blood pressure is especially sensitive to salt. The research team previously discovered that a natural gene variation that occurs in 48 percent of people increases a person’s chances of having blood pressure that’s sensitive to […]

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Control Blood Pressure to Keep Dementia at Bay: Study

Control Blood Pressure to Keep Dementia at Bay: Study

Latest High Blood Pressure News THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Bringing high blood pressure under control can reduce older black Americans’ risk of dementia, a new study finds. Black people are at high risk for high blood pressure and dementia, the researchers noted. The study included more than 1,200 black Americans, aged 65 […]

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Well-Done Meat May Not Be Good for Your Blood Pressure

Well-Done Meat May Not Be Good for Your Blood Pressure

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest High Blood Pressure News WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — You might think twice about how you want that steak cooked. People who like their steak well-done instead of rare might face a slightly increased risk of high blood pressure, a preliminary study suggests. The study, of more than […]

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Beta Blockers vs. Calcium Channel Blockers

Beta Blockers vs. Calcium Channel Blockers

What is the Difference Between Beta Blockers and Calcium Channel Blockers? Beta blockers and calcium channel blockers are used to treat angina (chest pain), high blood pressure, and abnormal heart rhythms, and to prevent migraine headaches. Examples of beta blockers include acebutolol (Sectral), atenolol (Tenormin), betaxolol (Kerlone, Betoptic S), bisoprolol fumarate (Zebeta), carvedilol (Coreg), esmolol […]

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Beta Blockers vs. ARBs

Beta Blockers vs. ARBs

What’s the Difference between Beta Blockers and ARBs? Beta blockers and ARBs are used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. Examples of beta blockers include acebutolol (Sectral), atenolol (Tenormin), betaxolol (Kerlone, Betoptic S), bisoprolol fumarate (Zebeta), carvedilol (Coreg), esmolol (Brevibloc), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol XL), nadolol (Corgard), nebivolol (Bystolic), penbutolol (Levatol), propranolol (Hemangeol, Inderal […]

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Three-in-One Pill Shows Promise in Beating High Blood Pressure

Three-in-One Pill Shows Promise in Beating High Blood Pressure

Latest High Blood Pressure News TUESDAY, March 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A pill that combines three blood pressure-lowering drugs improves people’s chances of lowering their high blood pressure, researchers report. The pill contains low doses of the three medications — telmisartan, amlodipine and chlorthalidone. The finding stems from a study of 700 people, who […]

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Great Recession of 2008 Triggered More Than Financial Woes

Great Recession of 2008 Triggered More Than Financial Woes

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest High Blood Pressure News MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The economic downturn of a decade ago did more than shrink retirement portfolios: New research shows it also took a toll on people’s health. For instance, blood pressure and blood sugar levels went up. The study found that after […]

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Barbershop Pharmacists: A Good Rx for High Blood Pressure

Barbershop Pharmacists: A Good Rx for High Blood Pressure

Latest High Blood Pressure News MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A trip to the barbershop could hold the key to not only looking good, but also feeling good. A new study finds that having pharmacists deliver blood pressure care in neighborhood barbershops resulted in lower blood pressure readings for many black men. The […]