High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, affects millions every year. Learn about its symptoms, causes and how to prevent it.

31 Things You Should Do Right Now to Avoid High Blood Pressure

One in three of us have high blood pressure, and most of us don't have a clue. High blood pressure causes no symptoms, yet it is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. There are many things we can all do everyday to keep our blood pressure in the normal range.

7 Things Doctors May Not Tell You About Healthy Blood Pressure

Recent stats show that about one-third of Americans—that’s 67 million people—have high blood pressure, which is a major risk factor...


Nearly Half of Americans Qualify as Having High Blood Pressure Now—Here’s Why

The American Heart Association has a newly expanded definition of "high blood pressure," and we urge you to pay attention...


High Blood Pressure in Children: What Every Parent Must Know

Think high blood pressure is only an issue for seniors? Think again! See why it's become a big problem for...


What Is Masked Hypertension—and Should You Worry About It?

Nearly 16 percent of people with "normal" blood pressure were recently found to have this condition, and here's why it's...

Here’s What You Need to Know About the New Guidelines for High Blood Pressure in Children

The guidelines haven’t been updated in 10 years, and there’s a lot to cover—for both parents and pediatricians alike.


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8 Foods to Watch Out for If You Have High Blood Pressure

A cardiologist and a registered dietitian reveal the foods that are common sources of sodium to avoid if you have...


Stick to This Diet to Lower Blood Pressure—and Finally Get Off Medication

Tired of being sick and tired? This diet might be the answer you've been looking for.


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The Magic Ingredient That Reduces Your Sodium Intake AND Boosts Flavor

The recommended daily intake of sodium is less than 2,300 milligrams, but most Americans consume far more each day. This...


Do You Have White Coat Hypertension? Why It Matters

Some people get higher blood pressure readings when they go to the doctor. Is this normal?


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3 Blood-Pressure Signs You Should Never Ignore

Are you — or your doctor — shrugging off early warnings of brewing blood pressure trouble? The answer is yes


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Should You Cut Back on Salt?

What You’ve Always Heard? We’re eating way too much salt. It’s not just chips that are loaded with the stuff


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8 Healthy Recipes for Blood Pressure

This salad is a powerful combination of healthy foods. An exceptional amount of fiber comes from the barley and the

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What Causes High Blood Pressure?

There are two types of high blood pressure. Primary, or “essential,” high blood pressure is by far the most common,


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High Blood Pressure: A Heart Disease Risk Factor

Blood pressure is the force of blood against the walls of your arteries. The more forceful it is — the


High Blood Pressure: The Quiet Killer

No matter where your blood pressure lies along the spectrum, these 20 tips will help lower it if it's high,...