Heart Disease Hypertension

Heart disease death: ‘White coat hypertension’ may double risk

New research suggests that untreated ‘white coat hypertension’ may be a major risk factor for heart disease and heart disease-related death. Blood pressure may spike when a doctor performs the reading. White coat hypertension describes a disorder in which a person develops high blood pressure only in the presence of doctors. Some doctors and researchers […]

Hypertension

Can drinking mineral-rich water prevent hypertension?

Could adding calcium and magnesium to drinking water be a practical way to lower high blood pressure in people who live in areas where drinking water is deficient in these minerals? Could drinking higher-salinity water help lower blood pressure? A recent study has linked drinking water of higher salinity to lower blood pressure in people […]

Cardiovascular / Cardiology Hypertension

Surgery with ultrasound treats high blood pressure in trial

A minimally invasive surgical procedure that targets nerves leading to the kidneys could one day offer a safe way for some people to reduce their blood pressure medications. Scientists find a new way to optimize blood pressure control. Investigators have announced the 6-month results of an international clinical trial on the safety and effectiveness of […]

Hypertension Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness

Do standing desks really help you lose weight?

New research, published in the journal Applied Ergonomics, reviews the health benefits of sit-stand desks. Many people believe that standing at their desk, instead of sitting, aids weight loss. However, a new review challenges these claims. Heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and premature death are only some of the adverse effects associated with […]

Cardiovascular / Cardiology Hypertension

Is high blood pressure always bad?

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a risk factor for several health conditions, including cardiovascular problems, diabetes, and other metabolic issues. However, is high blood pressure always a cause for concern? New findings question that assumption. Having high blood pressure may sometimes have a protective effect. Up to 75 million adults in the United States […]