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Health News - Hypertension

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)

Health benefits of mung beans
Mung beans are a healthful source of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Some research also suggests that they may have a range of other health benefits. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Spirulina: Could eating these bacteria reduce blood pressure?
Spirulina — a blue-green algae used as a supplement — appears to reduce blood pressure. A recent study pins down the molecular mechanisms involved. (Medical News Today)

Can exercise lower blood pressure as effectively as drugs?
The most common treatment for high blood pressure consists of taking specific medication, but could regular exercise bring the same benefits? (Medical News Today)

What are the benefits of spirulina?
Spirulina is blue-green algae often hailed as a superfood. It contains many key nutrients and may have wide-ranging benefits, including for blood pressure, diabetes, and removing toxic chemicals from the body. Learn more about the benefits of spirulina here. (Medical News Today)

Losartan potassium: Uses and warnings
Losartan potassium is a drug that effectively treats high blood pressure and diabetic neuropathy. This article provides an overview of the benefits, effectiveness, side effects, and warnings associated with losartan potassium. (Medical News Today)

How can you tell when you have high blood pressure?
High blood pressure causes no symptoms until it becomes severe. In this article, we discuss the myths and truths of high blood pressure symptoms. We also look at how to tell when blood pressure is too high and how to interpret blood pressure readings. (Medical News Today)

What to know about high blood pressure during pregnancy
A doctor should monitor high blood pressure (hypertension) during pregnancy to prevent complications for the mother, such as preeclampsia, and the baby. High blood pressure is usually treatable and preventable. Learn about the types, causes, and treatments of high blood pressure during pregnancy here. (Medical News Today)

Blood pressure medications: Everything you need to know
Blood pressure medications help prevent many serious complications, such as stroke and heart disease. Learn about the types and possible side effects in this article. (Medical News Today)

Could blue light reduce blood pressure?
According to recent findings, exposing the body to blue light could lower high blood pressure as effectively as taking hypertension medication. (Medical News Today)

What are the limitations of BMI?
A person can use their body mass index (BMI) to determine whether they have a healthful weight. But, BMI does not take certain factors into account, such as the proportion of fat to muscle. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What is obesity and what causes it?
Obesity is when a person is carrying excessive weight. This puts them at a higher risk of a number of health conditions. Find out more about what obesity is and why it happens. (Medical News Today)

Common drug may increase lung cancer risk
According to a recent study, a common drug used to treat blood pressure might increase the risk of lung cancer when it is taken over a long period of time. (Medical News Today)

How much should I weigh for my height and age?
What is a person’s ideal weight, and how do height, age, and other factors affect it? Find out more and use our tools to get a better idea of how much you should weigh. (Medical News Today)

This unlikely culprit may cause drug-resistant high blood pressure
A study of 475 male veterans with hypertension links higher lead buildup in shin bone to increased risk of drug-resistant high blood pressure. (Medical News Today)

High blood pressure control with 'exercise in a pill'
Increased body levels of a compound that the liver makes could control high blood pressure without having to exercise or eat less salt, study suggests. (Medical News Today)

What is perindopril?
Perindopril is an oral tablet used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It’s also used to lower the risk of death or heart attack in people with stable coronary artery (heart) disease. Perindopril is available only as a generic drug. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. (Medical News Today)

High blood pressure breakthrough: Over 500 genes uncovered
The world's largest genetic study of hypertension finds that the number of genetic loci involved is three times larger than previously thought. (Medical News Today)

Inhaled blood pressure drug could prevent panic attacks
New research suggests that a drug commonly used for hypertension could be used as a quick-acting nasal spray to prevent anxiety attacks. (Medical News Today)

Can a 16-week lifestyle intervention impact blood pressure?
A recent study demonstrates that simply changing diet and increasing exercise can significantly reduce blood pressure in just 16 weeks. (Medical News Today)

Cardiovascular disease: Study finds best drugs for prevention
A large cohort study finds out which treatments work best to prevent cardiovascular events in individuals with hypertension and other risk factors. (Medical News Today)

High blood pressure? Turn up your thermostat
The temperature of your house might influence your blood pressure. A new report suggests that cooler houses may worsen hypertension. (Medical News Today)

New 'triple pill' could eliminate high blood pressure
Hypertension is very common, and it's a major cardiovascular risk factor. An innovative 'three in one' pill may help treat it more easily and effectively. (Medical News Today)

E-counseling can lower blood pressure, heart disease risk
New research shows that virtual counseling, when added to medical therapy, lowers high blood pressure and heart disease risk in people with hypertension. (Medical News Today)

Is it true that 'healthy obesity' boosts death risk?
New research questions whether metabolically healthy obesity — obesity without diabetes, hypertension, or high cholesterol — actually increases mortality. (Medical News Today)

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