For half her life, 66-year-old Gael Lander struggled with high blood pressure that did not respond to the drugs usually prescribed.
Scientists have identified the first common gene variants associated with an elevated risk of hypertension, a disease that affects around a billion people worldwide and can cause stroke, heart attack and kidney failure.
Relieving high blood pressure could halve the number of Alzheimer's patients, an Australian researcher said recently.
U.S. researchers have discovered a variant of a common gene linked to high-blood pressure, paving the way towards possible better treatments of the illness, a study said Monday.
Harmful amounts of sodium can be found in unsalty foods such as breakfast cereal and bagels, according to Consumer Reports magazine.
More than half of people in three European countries who were diagnosed with high blood pressure in a recent survey did not know they had the condition, according to a study published Wednesday.
The lives of nearly 8,000 black Americans could be saved each year if doctors could figure out a way to bring their average blood pressure down to the average level of whites, a surprising new study found.
Scientists in Japan have identified four proteins in chicken legs which appear to be effective in controlling high blood pressure, a study has said.
People who have uncontrolled high blood pressure despite taking multiple blood pressure-lowering drugs can lower their blood pressure by adopting a low-salt diet, according to a study released today at the American Heart Association’s 62nd Annual Fall Conference of the Council for High Blood Pressure Research in Atlanta.
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Treating high blood pressure in the very elderly may help reduce their risk of developing dementia, researchers said on Monday.