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

Blood Pressure Control and Reducing Non-Compliance

Credit: Thinkstock High blood pressure, or hypertension, is often called the silent killer, because it increases the risk for serious health problems, such as heart attack, stroke, and kidney disease, without signs or symptoms. Uncontrolled hypertens...
Diane Domina

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