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).
USDA announces $21 million to improve healthier eating options for SNAP participants

USDA announces $21 million to improve healthier eating options for SNAP participants

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Majority of people not being screened for AF and stroke risk factors, report reveals

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UI scientists discover gene linked to fatal renal agenesis in children

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Study examines effects of poor sleep on progression of chronic kidney disease

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Study: New oral drug helps control glucose, reduces need for insulin in patients with type 1 diabetes

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Pregnant women with endometriosis have greater risk for complications during pregnancy and delivery

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Preeclampsia may permanently change blood vessels to increase heart disease risk

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'Metabolically healthy obese' have increased risk of cardiovascular disease events, study shows

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Asian dust exposure associated with onset of myocardial infarction

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Antidepressants used for chronic pain relief come with significant side effects

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Physical exercise during pregnancy provides benefits for both mother and baby

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Common heart disease medication may help treat pulmonary arterial hypertension

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