- With National Men's Health Week ending on Father's Day, now is a good time to remind dad to visit the doctor's office for a checkup.
- Some people meditate in order to heal themselves of pain and addiction or to reduce the risk of heart disease, while others believe having a meditation 'goal' could become an obstacle to achieving it.
- Increasing our potassium intake can help improve our blood pressure during adolescence, but increasing our salt intake does nothing.
- Lace up and hit the pavement to chase the benefits of a 5-minute run, from improving blood pressure to living three years longer.
- Italian researchers precisely demonstrate how blood pressure monitored over a 24-hour period rises progressively as people climb to higher altitudes.
- One's blood pressure status in middle age may predict future mental decline. New research suggests the onset of hypertension causes differing forms of cognitive damage.
- Non-adherence to medications can lead to ineffective drug therapy and a higher chance for death; a new study examines to what extent people are misusing prescribed medicines.
- Restless legs syndrome is associated with a higher incidence of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, lung disease, and endocrine disease.
- Blood pressure medication may raise the risk of serious fall injuries by 40 percent in older patients with hypertension, a new study finds.
- Unlike the vast majority of "superfoods," none of these foods are a waste of money.
- Research shows that people between the ages of 18 and 25 who have high blood pressure are more likely to develop hypertension and hardened arteries in their forties.
- Accelerated weight gain in early childhood may up the risk of cardiovascular complications in adolescence and adulthood.
Blood pressure is the pressure exerted by circulating blood upon the walls of blood vessels, and is one of the principal vital signs. When used without further specification, "blood pressure" usually refers to the arterial pressure of the systemic circulation. Disregulation disorders of blood pressure control include high blood pressure, blood pressure that is too low, and blood pressure that shows excessive or maladaptive fluctuation.