Blood Pressure Articles

The good news about high blood pressure: You can usually get it under control. In fact, with some lifestyle changes, you could be rid of it altogether. The very bad news: if it stays high, it can be...

If your family tree is full of broken hearts, you may worry that there’s a space for you on the next rickety branch. After all, one to five percent of people younger than 65 who have a heart attack...

Q: What exactly do the numbers on my blood-pressure results mean?   A: To best understand what those numbers reveal, it helps to have a little background on what’s happening in your body first...

Are you having a hard time coping? Feel like you've lost control over your finances, family duties or other important areas of your life? Depressed? If stress and emotional distress have become a way...

You’re in your 20s/30s and seem healthy. You might have to worry about getting a job in this shaky economy, but not about high blood pressure, right? Isn’t that something just older people get?...

You can do everything right with your diet—fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy sources of fat and protein, low fat dairy—and still be doing something very wrong. That something is sodium. The...

While any amount of physical activity is better than none, the leading health authorities (American College of Sports Medicine, U.S. government’s Dietary Guidelines, and others) recommend the...

Switching from whole or two-percent milk to skim or one-percent will save you as many as 70 calories. And calorie cutting isn’t the only benefit you may get from choosing the slimmer sip: A recent...

Good news first: “Stress is not a direct cause of heart attack or the buildup of plaque inside your blood vessels,” says cardiologist Stephano Sdringola, M.D., principal investigator for the heart...

Q: My doctor suggested I try to lose at least 30 pounds with diet/exercise before trying medication for my high blood pressure. That seems like an overwhelming task—where do I begin?   A:...

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