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Buying and Using a Home Blood Pressure Monitor

Millions of Americans have been diagnosed with high blood pressure (hypertension). Doctors recommend home monitoring to track their pressure. Which device suits you best? What steps do you need to follow?...More...

High Blood Pressure: The First Number vs. The Second Number

Many patients have wondered, when they get their blood pressure taken, which is the most important number: the first, higher number (systolic), or the second, lower number (diastolic)? A recent study showed that the systolic number is at least as important as the diastolic number, a finding which is...More...

Lower Your Blood Pressure Tips

You can lower your blood pressure naturally. In many cases the natural steps you take can get you off medications for good. Or if your doctor has told you that your readings are high and you'll need a prescription, you can avoid that - but only if you take action....More...

Low Blood Pressure

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of low blood pressure, including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more....More...

Many Young Adults May Have High Blood Pressure

Close to 19% of young adults may have high blood pressure, and just half of them are aware of it despite this condition's strong link to heart attack and stroke risk, according to a new study....More...

How to Get Accurate Blood Pressure Monitors

Your doctor may have recommended investing in a quality blood pressure monitor, but if you are a first-time buyer, it is natural to feel a little lost with the number of devices available in the market today all vying for the top position as a reliable BP monitoring product. Reading through this art...More...

Water & High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure affects one out of every three Americans, according to the American Heart Association. Regardless of a person's health, the body attempts to use different mechanisms for controlling and regulating blood pressure levels. One of the ways it does this is by adjusting the levels of w...More...

Hypertension and the Family

Hypertension is the most common cardiovascular disease in the world. It is also the most common cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality worldwide, hence the problem of defining a srategy for control confronts all societies. The family plays a pivotal role in such control as the family is the...More...

Suffering From High Blood Pressure - Cure It In A Natural Way

High blood pressure also known as hypertension is a "Silent Killer" as it increases the risk of strokes, heart attacks, kidney failure and other serious health problems without showing any kind of symptoms. So it is very important to know whether you are one of those suffering from high bl...More...

Foods That May Help Fight High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is an extremely dangerous condition because it can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and a heart attack. High blood pressure (hypertension) is often referred to as the silent killer because it does not have any symptoms. It is considered to be a symptomless disease. T...More...

Impatience, Hostility, and High Blood Pressure Risk

Impatience and hostility -- two hallmarks of 'type A' behavior -- increase young adults' long-term risk of developing high blood pressure. Learn more from WebMD about the findings of an ongoing study of hypertension....More...

Effect Of Blood Pressure On Heart, Kidney And Brain

Do you know Blood pressure can cause damage to Brain, Heart and Kidney? Do you know high blood pressure can damage arteries more than high cholesterol? Are you aware two out of three people die in America due to vascular disease (strokes, heart attacks)?...More...

Screening & Diagnostic Testing

Screening and diagnostic tests are performed at a doctor's request. Diagnostic tests are given when a disease or condition is suspected. Screening tests are performed on patients who have no symptoms to predict or detect a possible medical condition....More...