High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, affects around 45% of adults in the United States. Having hypertension puts you at increased risk for heart disease and stroke, which are the leading causes of death in the United States. In this blog, we will discuss the most common myths associated with hypertension.
If your home blood pressure reading is different from the doctor’s office, from one monitor to the next, or from one minute to the next, then you may wonder about accuracy. Read this article to learn more!
Are you tired of the same old salt and pepper seasonings? Wondering how to add more flavor to your food while still limiting salt. Here are some fun ideas for adding a little zest to your meals!
Risk factors are conditions or behaviors that increase your chances of developing a disease. When you have more than one risk factor for heart disease, your risk of developing heart disease greatly multiplies. So if you have high blood pressure, you need to take action. Fortunately, you can control most heart disease risk factors.
Being physically active is one of the most important things you can do to prevent or control high blood pressure. It also helps to reduce your risk of heart disease. All you need is 30 minutes of moderate-level physical activity on most days of the week.
What happens when you hit a high blood pressure plateau? You’ve made lifestyle changes. You’re taking a diuretic and at least two other blood pressure medicines. But your blood pressure still isn’t moving an inch. This is called resistant hypertension. Read this article to learn more about it!
There are a variety of classes of high blood pressure medications and they include a number of different drugs. In the widget below, you will find an overview of the classes of blood pressure medication.
Have you checked your blood pressure at home and found your blood pressure was low? A blood pressure reading that's lower than 90 mm Hg for the top number (systolic) or 60 mm Hg for the bottom number (diastolic) is generally considered low blood pressure. This article will discuss the possible cause of low blood pressure and what to do with it.