High Blood Pressure

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Heart Drug Recalls: What You Should Know Now

Drugs made from valsartan, losartan, and irbesartan purchased from suppliers in India and China have been recalled due to possible contamination.

By Stephanie Stephens

Lower Your Blood Pressure, Keep Your Mind Sharp?

Studies have shown a link between blood pressure) and dementia risk. However, target blood pressure levels are somewhat controversial.

By Diane Domina

Blood Pressure High? You May Need More Zinc

Low levels of the mineral zinc, which helps support the immune system, may lead to hypertension (high blood pressure) by affecting the kidneys, researchers say.

By Diane Domina

Is Your High Blood Pressure or Heart Drug on the Recall List?

Since July 2018, a number medications used to treat hypertension and other heart conditions have been recalled by the manufacturers, according to the FDA.

By Diane Domina

Missing Teeth? Postmenopausal? Check Your Blood Pressure

A study of 36,692 postmenopausal women in the United States indicated that women who have lost teeth are at higher risk of developing high blood pressure.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

What Causes Age-Related Rises in Blood Pressure?

A Western diet of processed foods and added salt is a primary cause of the blood pressure increases typically seen with age in developed areas of the world.

By Diane Domina

The Proven Benefits of Home Blood Pressure Monitoring

Home blood pressure readings of 130/80 mm Hg or above can be used to diagnose high blood pressure (hypertension) in adults, according to research.

By Diane Domina

ACE Inhibitors and Lung Cancer Risk

If you take ACE inhibitors for blood pressure, you may have an increased risk of lung cancer, according to this study published in the BMJ.

By Diane Domina

Does Blood Pressure Go Up When You Get Sick? Does It Go Back Down When You Are No Longer Sick?

Does your blood pressure go up when you get sick? Find out how a cold, the flu, and over-the-counter medicines can cause stress and affect your blood pressure.

By Ask HealthCentral

Can High Blood Pressure Cause You to Feel Sleepy or Tired?

Blood pressure medications have many side effects that could affect sleep and cause fatigue. Learn how high blood pressure might cause tiredness.

By Ask HealthCentral

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Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

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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.

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Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

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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.