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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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Lifestyle

White Wine and Blood Pressure Risks

Is white wine safe for persons with high blood pressure?

By Ask HealthCentral
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Medication

Heart Drug Recalls: What You Should Know Now

By Stephanie Stephens
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Complications

Blood Pressure and Water Intake

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

The Latest

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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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Making Sense of Your Blood Pressure Numbers

Understanding what’s normal and what’s in the danger zone is the first step to taking control of your health.

By Laurel Leicht
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Why Catching High Blood Pressure Early Matters

The earlier you address this important health issue, the better your chances of avoiding serious complications. Here’s how to make sure you keep your numbers in check.

By Jennifer Rainey Marquez
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Debunked! 9 Myths About High Blood Pressure

From salt shakers to glasses of wine, misconceptions about high blood pressure persist. Here’s what experts want you to know about keeping yours in check.

By Jennifer Rainey Marquez
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Get Your Steps In—and Lower Your BP—While Social Distancing

Go ahead and lace up. Just because gyms, fitness studios, and some outdoor tracks are shut down because of COVID-19, doesn’t mean you can’t still get your steps in.

By Lara DeSanto
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Risk Factors

The Sneaky Conditions That Can Harm Your Kidneys

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is often connected to diabetes and high blood pressure. Learn how to control all three to protect your health.

By Sonya Collins
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Treatment

9 Things to Do This Month to Lower Your Blood Pressure

More than 100 million U.S. adults have high blood pressure. If you’re one of them, these daily tweaks can go a long way towards building a healthier future.

By Jennifer Rainey Marquez
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Nutrition

9 Superfoods for High Blood Pressure

Adding these heart-healthy bites to your diet could help you keep your BP in check.

By Holly Pevzner
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Surprise! These Foods Are Sneaky-High in Sodium

From breakfast to dessert, salt pops up in the strangest places. Here’s how to be smart about your intake, without sacrificing flavor.

By Laurel Leicht

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.
Health Writer

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