Fructose, in the form of high fructose corn syrup, has gotten a lot of negative press recently. Some studies show that a diet high in fructose, especially high … [Read more...] about Can High Fructose Corn Syrup Raise Your Blood Pressure?
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Everyone in my family, except for me and the dog, have high blood pressure. How much sodium should I consume daily to avoid this? I am 32 years old. While … [Read more...] about How Can I Avoid High Blood Pressure That Runs In The Family?
What are the possible kidney problems that would cause high blood pressure in a 25-year-old female? My daughter has had high blood pressure for over a year now … [Read more...] about Can Kidney Disease Cause Hypertension Female Young Adult?
What is diastolic blood pressure? What would cause it to be elevated? Can it be lowered without medication? Your blood pressure is the measure of the … [Read more...] about What Is Diastolic Blood Pressure And What Causes Elevation?
What is the best treatment for borderline labile hypertension? I'm 64 years old and am presently taking 20 milligrams Monopril and 180 milligrams verapamil each … [Read more...] about How Can I Treat High Blood Pressure?
I am searching for information on causes of high blood pressure -- information that goes beyond the standard. I am a relatively healthy, 44-year-old male (6'1", … [Read more...] about What Are The Types And Causes Of Hypertension?
I am 35 and believe I am developing high blood pressure. I am 5'5", 125 pounds, in the gym five days a week, and eat a low-fat diet. Can caffeine affect blood … [Read more...] about Can Caffeine Affect Blood Pressure?
Is there a difference in the treatment of systolic hypertension and diastolic hypertension? My systolic pressure is typically in the 120s but my diastolic is in … [Read more...] about Treatment Of Systolic And Diastolic High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) plagues about 50 million adult Americans. That means that one in four adults on the street are walking around … [Read more...] about How Can I Lower My Blood Pressure?
I was diagnosed with high blood pressure. Since then I have read everything I could find about the topic. Why is there no concrete answer as to the cause and … [Read more...] about What Are The Causes Of Hypertension – Is There A Cure?
Hypotension, which is, strictly speaking, a physical finding rather than a disease -- can be abnormal and can lead to death quite rapidly if it is due to a … [Read more...] about Low Blood Pressure – Hypotension Signs And Symptoms
My son is 17 years-old. When he recently got some blood tests I decided to get his cholesterol levels checked as well. Here are the results: Total cholesterol: … [Read more...] about High Cholesterol And Triglyceride Levels In Teens
My wife is using three inhalers: Flovent, Serevent, and Albuterol. Is it safe to use all of these inhalers at once? How will this affect diabetes and high blood … [Read more...] about Inhalers With Diabetes And High Blood Pressure Medicine
The exact cause of hypertension (high blood pressure) is often unknown. What is known, however, is that years of uncontrolled hypertension may lead to stroke, … [Read more...] about How To Lower Your Blood Pressure
According to our doctor, my sister's son does not have blood vessels between his liver and heart. Is this is serious? His stomach is too large and sometimes he … [Read more...] about What Is Portal Hypertension?
The person I am inquiring for is my brother-in-law. He had a stroke last year and is doing well, but wants to know if it is OK. Is it safe for someone with high … [Read more...] about Are Hot Tubs Safe For Someone With High Blood Pressure?
It's a long, long jump from promising results in animal studies to anything like a useful treatment for humans, but researchers are making progress toward … [Read more...] about Potential Genetic Path To Lower Blood Pressure
Not all cold medicines raise blood pressure. In fact, people with high blood pressure (hypertension) that is well controlled can take most cold medicines (at … [Read more...] about Cold Medications And High Blood Pressure
We aren't completely sure. We do know some of the things that influence blood pressure, though, so we can speculate a little as to how these things might cause … [Read more...] about Why Does Blood Pressure Tend To Rise As We Grow Old?
Do you read the labels on the over-the-counter medications you take? If you don't, you could be a victim of the United States' hidden health threat --one of the … [Read more...] about High Blood Pressure – Hidden Health Threat
A common disorder that may affect as many as 12 million Americans at high risk for heart attack or stroke is often ignored or not diagnosed, according to a new … [Read more...] about Artery Disorder Common, But Often Overlooked