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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.

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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.

Can Menopause Raise Your Blood Pressure?

Can Menopause Raise Your Blood Pressure?

Blood pressure numbers increase considerably for women after menopause. Here’s what the research shows.

Blood Pressure Monitors: Wrist vs. Arm

Blood Pressure Monitors: Wrist vs. Arm

The American Heart Association does not recommend the use of wrist models to measure blood pressure. Here’s why.

Lower Blood Pressure Goal May Benefit Older Adults

Lower Blood Pressure Goal May Benefit Older Adults

Reducing systolic blood pressure to below 120 mm Hg among adults 75 and older may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and premature death from any cause.

Higher Blood Pressure Target Linked to Greater Stroke Risk

Higher Blood Pressure Target Linked to Greater Stroke Risk

Research suggests that raising the target for high blood pressure treatment may increase stroke risk.

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Millions Take Risks With Blood Pressure Meds

About 5 million Medicare Part D enrollees age 65 and up are skipping doses of their blood pressure meds or are not filling their prescriptions in the first place.

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High Blood Pressure and Your Sex Life

High blood pressure and certain medications used to treat it can cause sexual dysfunction in men and women. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to continue to have a satisfying sex life.

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Drugs That Can Raise Your Blood Pressure

If you have high blood pressure, you should be aware that some prescription medicines and over-the-counter drugs and supplements can easily raise it. Here’s how you can stay safe:

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6 Causes of High Blood Pressure

One in three Americans has high blood pressure, and lifestyle factors account for 90 to 95 percent of cases.