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Health News - Hypertension

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)

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)

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