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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


What are the effects of lowering blood pressure targets?

In 2017, the American Heart Association (AHA) lowered the threshold for what constitutes hypertension. However, what is the impact of this, and is implementing these new guidelines cost effective? Two new studies set out to investigate. Share on PinterestNew research examines the effects of lowering hypertension thresholds. According to the AHA, around 103 million adults […]

Hearing / Deafness Hypertension

High blood pressure: Could noise be a risk factor?

A recent study investigated the relationship between occupational noise-induced hearing loss and blood pressure. The authors conclude that chronic noise exposure increases the risk of hypertension. Share on PinterestCould long term exposure to noise raise blood pressure? According to the new paper, globally, more than 600 million people have jobs that expose them to hazardous […]