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Things that can affect accurate BP measurements
One of the items is that a full bladder can cause and increase in BP readings by 10-15 mmHg. The cuff over...More
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Join Us! Ask Our Experts: New Rules for Heart Heal...
We saw a lot of changes around heart health recently -- new guidelines on cholesterol and blood pressure...More
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Sunlight Might Be Good for Your Blood Pressure
MONDAY, Jan. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Sunlight is known to lower blood pressure , but now a team of...More
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Green Tea May Interfere With a Blood Pressure Medi...
A small, early study found that green tea may interfere with the blood pressure medication nadolol...More
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Hypertension
Site with many easy to read articles about hypertension. For example: how to lower blood pressure with...More
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World Health Day
I think, the blood pressure should be below, 80/120. Regular monitoring is advisable for adults above the...More
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Healthy Under Pressure
Healthy Under Pressure is a site dedicated to teaching you how to manage stress & high blood...More
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Healthy Under Pressure
Healthy Under Pressure is a site dedicated to teaching you how to manage stress & high blood...More
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Impressive Antihypertensive Effect With Flaxseed
Rodriguez explained that the trial, FLAX-PAD , was conducted in PAD patients because they happened to have a...More
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High blood pressure for kids and teens rising...
The number of young people sent to the hospital for high blood pressure rose steeply during a recent...More
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Extra Vitamin C May Help Lower Blood Pressure
Vitamin C supplements may help to lower blood pressure, a new study suggests. Click on the link...More
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Control your blood pressure & prevent a stroke
Click the link above for a post from the WebMD Stroke Community Expert, Dr. Senelick. How often do...More
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Blood pressure that falls when standing...
Blood pressure that drops when a person stands up may signal a higher risk for heart failure, a new...More
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Study: 3 Cups Black Tea a Day Lowered Blood Pressu...
Interesting! Are you a tea drinker? I'm going to see if my husband would embrace black tea on his...More
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High-Normal Blood Pressure Raises Heart Risks in M...
Click on the link above to learn more about the connection between high blood pressure in middle age...More
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The Dangers of Prehypertension
Is your blood pressure a little bit high? Click the link to learn why prehypertension is risky, even...More
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New research re: salt guidelines has critics
Here's a news story from the WebMD Heart Health Center. New Research Calls Salt Guidelines Into...More
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A visual guide to high blood pressure.
Click on the link for a WebMD slideshow. I was surprised by this: ...one in five people with...More
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Prehypertension linked to increased stroke risk
Prehypertension independently raises the risk of stroke by about 50%, according to results of a new review [ 1...More
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Slideshow: A Visual Guide to High Blood Pressure
Symptoms, warning signs, causes and treatment! HaylenMore
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Lowering BP Slideshow: Exercise Tips
Did you know that working out also boosts the effectiveness of blood pressure medication? Check out...More
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High Blood Pressure Overview
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garlic oil
I've started taking 2 "garlic oil perles" along with my regular meds (metoperol, lisinopril. nefedipine) and my pressure has dropped 25 ... More
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