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Health News - Hypertension

How much coffee is too much for the heart?
In a large new study, researchers identify 'the tipping point' for consumption after which coffee can increase a person's cardiovascular risk. (Medical News Today)

Eat walnuts to lower blood pressure, new study suggests
The authors of a new study conclude that for people already at risk of cardiovascular disease, adding walnuts to a low-fat diet could lower that risk. (Medical News Today)

Can drinking mineral-rich water prevent hypertension?
A study that links drinking salinated water to lower blood pressure attributes the effect to benefits of calcium and magnesium exceeding harms of sodium. (Medical News Today)

Type 2 diabetes: Intensive hypertension therapy may lower death risk
New research finds that intensive therapy for lowering the blood pressure of people with type 2 diabetes reduces their risk of mortality. (Medical News Today)

Stress, insomnia may triple death risk for those with hypertension
New research examines the effect of work stress and trouble sleeping on the risk of cardiovascular death in people who already have high blood pressure. (Medical News Today)

What is the best time to take statins and why?
Some cholesterol-lowering drugs work best when a person takes them in the evening, while others are equally effective in the morning. Learn more about different statins, including the best time of day to take them. (Medical News Today)

5-minute breathing 'workout' may benefit heart and brain health
New research finds that using a breathing device that strengthens breathing muscles for 5 minutes can lower blood pressure and boost cognition. (Medical News Today)

What causes an abnormal EKG result?
Several situations and medical conditions can cause abnormal EKG results, including electrolyte imbalances and irregular heart rhythms. Learn more in this article. (Medical News Today)

Frequent urination at night may be a sign of hypertension
New research finds that nocturia, or the frequent need to urinate at night, may be a sign of high blood pressure. A high salt intake may also play a role. (Medical News Today)

Surgery with ultrasound treats high blood pressure in trial
A minimally invasive procedure that disables nerves leading to the kidneys maintained reduced blood pressure for 6 months with less prescribed medications. (Medical News Today)

Do standing desks really help you lose weight?
A new review of existing studies examines the effects of sit-stand desks on work performance, posture, behavior, health, and more. (Medical News Today)

Common blood pressure drug may increase cardiac arrest risk
A recent preliminary study concluded that a common drug that doctors prescribe to treat hypertension and angina may increase the risk of cardiac arrest. (Medical News Today)

Is high blood pressure always bad?
Most experts believe that people should treat hypertension as a risk factor. However, new research suggests that high blood pressure is not always bad. (Medical News Today)

Napping may be as good as drugs for lowering blood pressure
Researchers have now uncovered evidence that indulging in a midday nap can help control blood pressure levels about as well as taking medication. (Medical News Today)

Are black walnuts good for you?
Black walnuts have potential health benefits, including lowering cholesterol and blood pressure levels. Learn more about the benefits and side effects of black walnuts here. (Medical News Today)

Can mouthwash raise your blood pressure?
New research suggests that a substance commonly found in mouthwash destroys oral bacteria that help maintain normal blood pressure. (Medical News Today)

Blueberries may lower cardiovascular risk by up to 20 percent
New research finds that eating 200 grams of blueberries every day can reduce blood pressure and improve cardiovascular health among healthy individuals. (Medical News Today)

Todo lo que necesita saber sobre la hipertensión
La hipertensión puede derivar en una cardiopatía, un ACV y muerte, lo que la convierte en la mayor preocupación a nivel global. Muchos factores de riesgo pueden aumentar las oportunidades de que alguien la desarrolle, pero ¿puede evitarse?. Descubra las causas, síntomas, tipos y cómo prevenirla. (Medical News Today)

Hypertension: Home-based care may be the future
Controlling high blood pressure can be challenging. A recent study tests a more cost-effective, home-based approach, and the results are promising. (Medical News Today)

Is fenugreek good for you?
Fenugreek is an herb with many potential health benefits, including improving cholesterol and blood pressure. It may also cause some unwanted effects. Learn more about fenugreek here. (Medical News Today)

High blood pressure linked to zinc deficiency
A new study finds that zinc deficiency can play a role in high blood pressure. The researchers examine how zinc's impact on the kidney might be to blame. (Medical News Today)

Mild cognitive impairment: Reducing blood pressure can lower risk
Controlling systolic blood pressure to below 120 mm Hg significantly lowered the risk of mild cognitive impairment in older adults. (Medical News Today)

What to know about amlodipine
Doctors mainly prescribe amlodipine (Norvasc) to treat people with high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, and angina. It is generally a safe and effective drug, but it may cause side effects in some people. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What role does the immune system play in hypertension?
Researchers have found that a type of immune cell can help regulate blood pressure. They explain the mechanism and identify drugs that may affect it. (Medical News Today)

Metoprolol tartrate vs. metoprolol succinate
Metoprolol tartrate and metoprolol succinate are different salt forms of metoprolol. Both drugs are beta-blockers that doctors prescribe to treat several cardiovascular conditions. However, despite being similar, they do have some different uses. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

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