When Is It Normal For Blood Pressure to Increase?

High Salt Diet Impacts More Than Blood Pressure

Credit: Thinkstock If your blood pressure is normal, that does not mean you can ignore how much salt you consume. A high-salt diet leads to: Reduced functioning of the endothelium. The endothelium is the inner lining of blood vessels which mediates c...
Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Accurate Home Blood Pressure Monitoring

High blood pressure, known as hypertension, is diagnosed when blood pressure is consistently equal to or greater than 140 mm Hg systolic (top number) and/or 90 mm Hg diastolic (bottom number).
Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Types of Blood Pressure Medication

While diet and exercise play a large role in managing high blood pressure, don’t underestimate the power of medications in reducing blood pressure.
Lisa Nelson, RD, LN