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Understanding Blood Pressure

Learn to Understand and Control Your Blood Pressure

What Is Blood Pressure? As your heart beats to pump blood throughout your body, the blood pushes against the sides of the vessels through which it flows. This pushing is known as blood pressure, and too much pressure can exert a strain on your heart and arteries. Blood pressure is measured in millimeters of mercury…

Blood Pressure Medications and Exercise

Blood Pressure Medications and Exercise

“People often have the impression that if they’re taking blood pressure medications, they don’t have to change the way they live. They can keep eating, for example, a diet that’s high in salt,” says Dr. Seth Marquit, MD, Medical Director at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Miami. “But new research is showing that there are many things that medications do not help us with.”

Blood Pressure Guidelines | 130 Is the New “High”

130/80 Is the New “High” Blood Pressure Guidelines

With a blood pressure reading of 130/80, “you’ve already doubled your risk of cardiovascular complications compared to those with a normal level of blood pressure. We want to be straight with people – if you already have a doubling of risk, you need to know about it. It doesn’t mean you need medication, but it’s a yellow light that you need to be lowering your blood pressure, mainly with non-drug approaches,” stated Paul K. Whelton, MD, lead author of the new U.S blood pressure guidelines that define high blood pressure as 130/80 or higher.

Do You Have Masked Hypertension?

Masked Hypertension

Masked hypertension poses the same dangers that any diagnosis of hypertension has, including increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, dementia, and early death.

Staying Fit: National High Blood Pressure Education

Learn to Understand and Control Your Blood Pressure

What Is Blood Pressure? As blood pushes against artery walls, it creates a force. This force is your blood pressure. Blood pressure is measured with two numbers: the systolic and diastolic blood pressures. The systolic number represents the pressure that occurs as your heart contracts and pushes the blood out into the body. The diastolic…

High Blood Pressure Symptoms

High Blood Pressure Symptoms

If you suspect you have hypertension, you may be asking, “What are common high blood pressure symptoms?” In this article, you’ll get answers, and you’ll learn what’s most important about controlling high blood pressure.

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