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High Blood Pressure

Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about high blood pressure, including medical research on symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

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White Wine and Blood Pressure Risks

Is white wine safe for persons with high blood pressure?

By Ask HealthCentral
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Heart Drug Recalls: What You Should Know Now

By Stephanie Stephens
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Blood Pressure and Water Intake

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

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Watch Your Pregnancy Blood Pressure

Gestational hypertension could be a warning sign for severe menopause and heart disease later in life. Here's what to know.

By Sarah Ellis
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Let's Talk About Hypertension

High blood pressure is all about the numbers. When your readings rise, your heart can pay a price. We'll help you stay safe.

By Matt McMillen
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The Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, and Cholesterol Link

I was diagnosed with Diabetes Type II in 1999. Prior to that date my blood pressure readings were averaging 147/91. In January of 2000 my doctor put me on Lipitor. Could my HBP be considered a secondary condition that is likely to be caused in part a...

By Larry Weinrauch, M.D.
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How B-Complex Vitamins Can Help Control Blood Pressure

People under emotional stress especially during physical injury are required to take vitamin B-complex to feel more relaxed. Experts often relate the B-complex vitamins as the stress relievers and doctors prescribed them particularly for patients who ...

By Alvin Hopkinson
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Does Ginseng Really Help with High Blood Pressure?

No amount of medicines can cure high blood pressure but it can get rid of the symptoms as well as restore the normal blood pressure level. This is the same with herbs when taken as a medication especially when treating high blood pressure. One of the ...

By Alvin Hopkinson
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Why Eating Flavonoids Daily Will Help Lower Blood Pressure

Flavonoids, also referred to as bioflavonoids, are a type of antioxidant found in fruits, vegetables, and certain beverages. The average dietary intake of flavonoids ranges between 50 to 800 mg per day, which is quite high compared to other dietary a...

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN
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Garlic Powder vs. Garlic Salt: Tips to Lower Blood Pressure

Your daily intake of salt has a direct impact on your blood pressure. For some individuals who are salt sensitive the impact on blood pressure levels is even greater. There are many dietary changes you can make that will reduce your sodium intake and ...

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN
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Can Raspberries Lower Blood Pressure and Cholesterol?

These power berries are high in fiber, low in calories, and provide benfits for cholesterol and blood pressure.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN
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Why Lean Pork Might Be Best for Lowering Blood Pressure

Confused on what to put on your plate? Promote heart health by incorporating these meats in your diet.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN
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My BP is Normal on the Weekend but high at work. Why is this?

Question Asked by John123 My Blood Pressure Is Normal During The Weekend (125/80) But High At Work (145-150/90). What Should I Do? Answer Hi John123, Your elevated blood pressure during the work week may be stress related. Consider using some stress ...

Meet the Experts

Lisa Nelson, RD, LN
Health Professional

Lisa Nelson RD provides step-by-step guidance to lower cholesterol and lower blood pressure, so you live life and enjoy your family for years to come.

Stephanie Stephens
Health Writer

Stephanie Stephens is a digital journalist, audio/video producer and host, specializing in health and celebrities.

Amy Hendel, P.A.
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Amy Hendel P.A.,The HealthGal, is a medical/lifestyle reporter, nutrition/fitness expert, Health Coach/brand ambassador.