Hypertension

Mindfulness training may lower blood pressure

Long believed to be a calming activity, a new study provides evidence of the benefits of mindfulness in reducing high blood pressure. Share on PinterestA recent study uses mindfulness to address hypertension. There is anecdotal evidence that meditation and mindfulness training may be able to reduce high blood pressure and hypertension. However, clinical confirmation of […]

Cardiovascular / Cardiology Hypertension

High blood pressure research: 2019 overview

In this special feature, we collate some of the most intriguing hypertension studies from 2019. We particularly focus on nutrition, risk factors, and hypertension’s relationship with dementia. Share on Pinterest2019 has been a fascinating year for hypertension research. Today, in the United States, around 1 in 3 adults has high blood pressure, which doctors also […]

Hypertension

Can essential oils help lower hypertension?

Many people try essential oils as a treatment for high blood pressure, or hypertension, usually by inhaling the scent or applying the oil to the skin. However, there is little evidence that essential oils can reduce blood pressure. As untreated hypertension can result in a heart attack or stroke, it is important not to rely […]

Hypertension

What to know about elevated blood pressure after eating

Blood pressure refers to how forcefully blood is flowing through blood vessels. Certain factors can cause blood pressure to rise and fall, but healthy blood pressure stays within a normal range. A person’s blood pressure tends to dip slightly after eating, but certain foods can cause blood pressure to rise. In some people, this elevation […]

Hypertension

What is the link between anxiety and high blood pressure?

Anxiety and high blood pressure can sometimes go hand in hand. Anxiety may lead to high blood pressure, and high blood pressure may trigger feelings of anxiety. Doctors characterize anxiety as feelings of intense worry or fear. It causes many physical symptoms, including increased heart rate and shallow breathing. Periods of anxiety may also temporarily […]

Blood / Hematology Hypertension

Cold medicine for hypertension: What to know

A person with high blood pressure, heart disease, or other heart issues should take care when selecting cold and flu medication. Certain medications, particularly ones with decongestants in them, can raise a person’s blood pressure. Keep reading for more information on cold medications for people with high blood pressure, including safety concerns, and alternative treatment […]