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Health News - Hypertension

Can essential oils help lower hypertension?
Many people look for natural treatments, such as essential oils, for high blood pressure. Learn which of these oils may help and how to use them safely. (Medical News Today)

What to know about elevated blood pressure after eating
Here, learn how eating can affect a person’s blood pressure. Also, find out which foods to eat and avoid when trying to control high blood pressure. (Medical News Today)

What is the link between anxiety and high blood pressure?
Anxiety may cause high blood pressure, and high blood pressure may also cause anxiety. Read about the link between these conditions and the treatment options. (Medical News Today)

Cold medicine for hypertension: What to know
Some cold medications are not suitable for people with high blood pressure. Find out which ones are unsafe, and discover alternative options for cold relief. (Medical News Today)

What does high blood pressure in the morning mean?
Some people may have abnormally high blood pressure in the morning. Here, learn about its causes and treatment, as well as how to measure blood pressure at home. (Medical News Today)

Blood pressure chart: Ranges and guide
A person’s blood pressure is one indication of their overall heart health. Learn about healthy blood pressure ranges and when to see a doctor in this article. (Medical News Today)

What are the effects of lowering blood pressure targets?
New research assesses the costs and benefits of implementing the 2017 hypertension guidelines released by the American Heart Association (AHA). (Medical News Today)

High blood pressure: Could noise be a risk factor?
A recent study concludes that working in a noisy environment is a risk factor for high blood pressure. The effect was particularly pronounced in men. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about ACE inhibitors
ACE inhibitors are a popular treatment for high blood pressure and other cardiovascular conditions. Read on to learn about the effectiveness of ACE inhibitors and the different types available. We also discuss their potential side effects and risks. (Medical News Today)

What is the best first line of treatment for hypertension?
New research finds that the drugs that physicians most commonly prescribe as the first line of treatment are not necessarily the most effective. (Medical News Today)

Calcium channel blockers: What to know
Calcium channel blockers are a common type of medication for high blood pressure and heart conditions. We discuss how these medications work, as well as their uses and potential risks. (Medical News Today)

Taking blood pressure pills at bedtime best for cardiovascular health
A new study finds that people with high blood pressure who take their pills at bedtime have better control over the condition and lower heart risk. (Medical News Today)

What is a nephrologist?
A nephrologist is a kidney specialist. This article looks at what they do, the medical conditions they treat, and the procedures they can perform. (Medical News Today)

High blood pressure: Herbal remedies may inspire future treatments
Humans have used plants to treat ailments for millennia. Now, medical researchers are investigating how some herbs might reduce blood pressure. (Medical News Today)

Sleep duration predicts death risk in diabetes and hypertension
An analysis of data from 1,654 people suggests that sleep duration may help predict early death risk in people with type 2 diabetes or hypertension. (Medical News Today)

More batches of common hypertension drug taken off the market
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. is withdrawing more batches of Losartan potassium tablets, USP and Losartan potassium/hydrochlorothiazide tablets, USP. (Medical News Today)

Fluctuating blood pressure may speed up cognitive decline in Alzheimer's
New evidence suggests that managing blood pressure may help slow down the progression of cognitive decline in people with Alzheimer's disease. (Medical News Today)

Severe gum disease linked to 49% higher risk of hypertension
A new systematic review and meta-analysis concludes that there is a linear association between the severity of gum disease and the risk of hypertension. (Medical News Today)

Causes of high blood pressure and a low pulse
High blood pressure with a low pulse has causes that include problems with heart circulation and some medicines. Treatment will depend on the reasons for this rare condition. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How can mouthwash interfere with the benefits of exercise?
Newly published research finds that the use of antibacterial mouthwash could inhibit the blood pressure-lowering effects of exercise. (Medical News Today)

Flu shot may lower death risk in people with hypertension
New research finds an association between flu vaccination and a lower death risk during flu season among people with high blood pressure. (Medical News Today)

4 natural ways to increase glutathione
Glutathione is an important antioxidant with a range of health benefits. There are several natural ways in which a person can boost their glutathione levels. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Study sheds light on heart-related death trends in the US
Progress against cardiovascular disease seems to be slipping in the United States as a new study gives fresh insight into heart-related deaths since 2011. (Medical News Today)

Dementia risk: The role of 'blood pressure patterns'
A new study investigates the importance of fluctuations in blood pressure from mid-age to later life. It asks how these changes relate to dementia risk. (Medical News Today)

'Intensive blood pressure management' may preserve brain health
Intensively controlling blood pressure can improve brain health and reduce the likelihood of developing mild cognitive impairment, new research finds. (Medical News Today)

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