Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) News and Research

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Hypertension (or high blood pressure) is a condition where the pressure of the blood flowing through the arteries of the body is higher than it should be. Much like the pressure of the air in a tire, if the pressure of the blood is too high it can damage the arteries and organs of the body. Just like the tire, if the pressure suddenly becomes very high, catastrophic events can happen. Similarly, if the pressure remains somewhat elevated for a long enough period of time, premature wear and failure can occur.

Hypertension has its worst effects on the heart, kidneys, eyes, and brain. High blood pressure is a risk factor for heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, hemorrhages of the retina of the eye, and generalized atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries all over the body).
Caffeine consumption may prolong lives of kidney disease patients

Caffeine consumption may prolong lives of kidney disease patients

UC study explores racial and gender disparities in elderly dialysis patients

UC study explores racial and gender disparities in elderly dialysis patients

Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption increases risk of diabetes, metabolic syndrome

Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption increases risk of diabetes, metabolic syndrome

Short-term exposure to western diet can put individuals at risk for vascular damage and prediabetes

Short-term exposure to western diet can put individuals at risk for vascular damage and prediabetes

Topical gel made from blood pressure pills holds great promise in healing chronic wounds

Topical gel made from blood pressure pills holds great promise in healing chronic wounds

Severe hot flashes in midlife linked to higher risk for obstructive sleep apnea

Severe hot flashes in midlife linked to higher risk for obstructive sleep apnea

The Obesity Society position statement focuses on breastfeeding and obesity

The Obesity Society position statement focuses on breastfeeding and obesity

Study shows Healthy Days as valid method to evaluate overall population health

Study shows Healthy Days as valid method to evaluate overall population health

Study characterizes hypertensive population with excess weight or obesity and sedentary habits

Study characterizes hypertensive population with excess weight or obesity and sedentary habits

Rural areas — already short on health resources — face enrollment hitches

Rural areas — already short on health resources — face enrollment hitches

Review emphasizes need for more hypertension research in females

Review emphasizes need for more hypertension research in females

Penn study sheds light on genetic cause of early hearing loss

Penn study sheds light on genetic cause of early hearing loss

Scientists define molecular mechanism that triggers pump-induced disease

Scientists define molecular mechanism that triggers pump-induced disease

Studies highlight need for national strategy to prevent, treat hypertension in China

Studies highlight need for national strategy to prevent, treat hypertension in China

Skin plays role in helping regulate blood pressure and heart rate, say scientists

Skin plays role in helping regulate blood pressure and heart rate, say scientists

Older surgical patients with diabetes may be at higher risk of developing POCD

Older surgical patients with diabetes may be at higher risk of developing POCD

Study finds increasing health care costs for patients with alcoholic cirrhosis

Study finds increasing health care costs for patients with alcoholic cirrhosis

Study examines risk of using liver organs from hepatitis C positive donors

Study examines risk of using liver organs from hepatitis C positive donors

Researchers reveal how certain nerves sustain prostate cancer growth

Researchers reveal how certain nerves sustain prostate cancer growth

Heart attack patients more likely to use emotion-focused coping strategies for stress

Heart attack patients more likely to use emotion-focused coping strategies for stress