Category Archives: blood pressure

Have you been told you have high blood pressure?

Have you been told you have high blood pressure?  If so, you are not alone.  Hypertension affects 1/3 of Americans.  High blood pressure is considered a “modifiable risk factor” for cardiovascular disease, stroke kidney failure and death.  Modifiable means that … Continue reading

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Non-alcoholic fatty liver, an epidemic

Did you know that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most frequent cause of chronic liver disease in the US and around the world?  Yes!  It is.  Researchers think that nearly one-third of Americans has this disease.  There is … Continue reading

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Migraines may increase stroke risk

A new study out that reviewed 11,663 older adults (average age 59) showed that patients with migraine with aura were at an increased risk of cardioembolic strokes.  This study followed over 11,000 people for 18 years and those with migraine WITH … Continue reading

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When should you take your high blood pressure medicine? Does timing matter?

Maybe so!  If you take blood pressure medication, you may receive more benefit if you take at least one of the pills  at bedtime. Taking the medication at bedtime was associated with lower diabetes risk.  This was based on a … Continue reading

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You need to know your blood pressure. Here’s why…

Higher blood pressures throughout young adulthood strongly predicted subclinical atherosclerosis during middle age. This was a study done over 25 years and it followed participant’s blood pressure and cardiovascular events. The findings show that what happens in early adulthood DOES … Continue reading

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Five health numbers YOU should know!

New Years’ Resolutions are still on our minds and a common resolution is to be healthier.  At times it feels like managing our health is a numbers game: watching our weight, counting calories, tracking exercise regimens.  Below are five numbers … Continue reading

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How many blood pressure readings are needed to accurately diagnose high blood pressure?

Answer:  Several.  The blood pressure measurements should be taken over time.  Your doctor will want the individual blood pressures, but may also average them to get your “true” blood pressure.  Use of a single blood pressure to determine whether blood … Continue reading

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