Pulmonary Hypertension: Explained!

Pulmonary Hypertension: Explained! Pulmonary hypertension is a disorder where the pressure in the lung is increased. When a cause for pulmonary hypertension cannot be found it is termed primary pulmonary hypertension. When the cause is found, it is termed secondary pulmonary hypertension. Pulmonary hypertension is a serious disorder and once it develops there is [...]

What Is The Relationship Between Hypertension And Diabetes?

What Is The Relationship Between Hypertension And Diabetes? High blood pressure (hypertension) is known to worsen the complications of diabetes. People with diabetes often develop poor circulation in the kidneys, legs, heart, brain and even the eye. When diabetics have hypertension, these complications often occur earlier and generally tend to be more severe. The [...]

What Is A Good High Blood Pressure Diet?

What Is A Good High Blood Pressure Diet? Over the years, many diets have been developed for the treatment of high blood pressure. It’s important to understand that no matter what diet you select, it is not a substitution for your blood pressure medications. Diets are only a complimentary aid to the treatment of [...]

Anxiety and High Blood Pressure: Cause and Effect Or Unrelated?

Anxiety and High Blood Pressure: Cause and Effect Or Unrelated? Anxiety is a very common problem in society and affects anywhere from 2-6% of the population. It is a term used to describe several mental health disorders that are associated with fear, nervousness, worry and apprehension. Even though anxiety is a mental health disorder, [...]

Hypertension In The Elderly: Are You At Risk?

Hypertension In The Elderly: Are You At Risk? Most people believe that high blood pressure is a disease of young people only, but nothing could be further from the truth. As we age, our blood vessels start to stiffen, the body organs start to deteriorate and several disorders start to appear, of which one [...]

World Hypertension Day

World Hypertension Day World Hypertension Day is an initiative of the World Hypertension League (WHL), an affiliated section of the International Society for Hypertension (ISH). High blood pressure, otherwise known as hypertension, or arterial hypertension, is a disease in which the blood pressure in the arteries is raised. Although it can be prevented, or managed [...]

How To Lower Blood Pressure

How To Lower Blood Pressure Maintaining a normal blood pressure is highly essential for your body as consistent high blood pressure can raise serious heart diseases and reduce the functioning of vital organs. It can also cause stroke and other fatal complications. A healthy lifestyle leads to a normal blood pressure. Following a good diet [...]

Age Related Hypertension

Age Related Hypertension Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, varies according to various factors of which age is one significant contributor. Normal blood pressure levels differ for different age groups. For instance, new born babies have a normal blood pressure level of 75 over 50. This level of blood pressure changes over time as [...]

Understanding Blood Pressure Readings

Understanding Blood Pressure Readings Understanding blood pressure readings is the most important part in the process of diagnosing heart problems. Heart problems that mostly start from the increased or decreased blood pressure from the normal level. But what is the normal level and how is it read, understood, and categorized? Since a blood pressure consists [...]

What Causes Blood Pressure To Fluctuate?

What Causes Blood Pressure To Fluctuate? Blood pressure is regulated by the presence of baroreceptors in the walls of the arteries and veins. When pressure rises or falls, these receptors send signals to the brain. A reflex response then regulates the flow of blood by either causing the heart beat to increase or decrease. Despite [...]