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White Wine and Blood Pressure Risks

Is white wine safe for persons with high blood pressure?

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MRI Finds Dementia Before Symptoms Develop in Those With Hypertension

New research suggests that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans may be able to detect early signs of neurological damage in people with high blood pressure before dementia symptoms develop.

By Diane Domina

Masked Hypertension: A Hidden Blood Pressure Danger

Blood pressure readings at the doctor’s office may be misleading for certain people with masked hypertension. Learn how you can get the most best picture of your blood pressure.

By Stephanie Stephens

Exposure to Air Pollution Before Birth Raises Hypertension Risk in Kids

Children exposed to high levels of air pollution in utero during the third trimester of pregnancy have an increased risk for high blood pressure (hypertension), according to a study from Johns Hopkins University.

By Diane Domina

What Makes Blood Pressure Suddenly Increase?

Question Asked by sam What Makes Blood Pressure Suddenly Increase? During a recent visit to the doctor my blood pressure was suddenly very high, so high that I had to go to the emergency and be monitored for several hours. I was put on metaprolol, bu...

Blood Pressure and Water Intake

Dehydration is a potential cause of low blood pressure (hypotension) due to decreased blood volume resulting in decreased pressure against artery walls. However, did you know not drinking enough water can lead to high blood pressure? When you do not ...

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN