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Why Do We Develop High Blood Pressure?

Posted by Medical Xpress on March 9, 2017. Abnormally high blood pressure, or hypertension, may be related to changes in brain activity and blood flow early in life. That’s according to a study conducted on a rat model of high blood pressure, published in Experimental Physiology. In 90-95 percent of people, high blood pressure has

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3 Salt-Free Ways To Flavor Your Food If You Have HBP

Posted by Fox News Health on March 10, 2017. While the body does need some sodium to function properly, salt is consumed in abundance in the American diet. In fact, Americans consume almost double the recommended daily amount of salt each day. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that Americans consume less than 2,300

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Folic Acid Levels In Pregnancy Linked To Children’s BP

Article posted by United Press International on March 8, 2017. March 8 (UPI) — Research shows high levels of folic acid taken during pregnancy may decrease high blood pressure in children born to mothers with cardiometabolic risk factors. Childhood high blood pressure is linked to higher blood pressure in adulthood. High blood pressure increases the risk

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Americans With High BP Still Eating Too Much Salt

Posted by WebMD on March 8, 2017. WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — For Americans with high blood pressure, cutting back on salt is an important way to help keep the condition under control. Yet, new research shows that these patients are getting more salt in their diet than they did in 1999. Between

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How To Heart Your Kidneys

March is National Kidney Month and the National Kidney Foundation is calling on all Americans to #HeartYourKidneys. When you love someone, you want them to be safe and happy. The same goes for your kidneys. When you “heart” your kidneys, you’re taking steps to make sure that they are protected and doing well. As the

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Heart Disease Factors In Middle Age Increase Risk Of Dementia Later In Life

Science News from ISC 2017 – Article posted by AHA News on February 22, 2017. HOUSTON — People who have heart disease risks in middle age are more likely to have dementia later in life, according to a study presented Wednesday at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2017. “The health of your vascular

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Only 20 Percent Of People Take Meds For Hard-To-Control HBP

Article posted by AHA News on March 6, 2017. Only one in five people are taking all their prescribed medications for hard-to-control high blood pressure, new data suggest. Researchers found 20 percent of patients were taking all their medication and 20 percent none of their medication for resistant hypertension, which is high blood pressure. The

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Keep Calm And Measure Cats’ Blood Pressure

Article posted by Phys.org. A decade ago, an Editorial in The Lancet, ‘Hypertension: uncontrolled and conquering the world’, presented some alarming facts: the risk of becoming hypertensive during a lifetime exceeds 90% for people in developed countries, with over 1.5 billion adults expected to have hypertension by 2025. It continued: ‘screening is not done systematically,