THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Regular home monitoring can help with blood pressure control, but only half of people who have hypertension or other related conditions actually do it, a new study found. Of Americans ages 50 to 80 who take blood pressure medications or have a healthContinue Reading

MONDAY, July 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure — and that alone more than doubles their odds of being hospitalized if they are infected with the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, a new study revealed. This was true even in people whoContinue Reading

MONDAY, June 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Called “forever chemicals” because they linger in the environment, new research suggests that middle-aged women with high levels of perfluoroalkyls and polyfluoroalkyls (PFAS) in their blood may be more vulnerable to high blood pressure. In the study, women aged 45 to 56 whoContinue Reading

MONDAY, May 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Rates of dangerous high blood pressure problems during pregnancy more than doubled in the United States between 2007 and 2019, a new study finds. “The increase in pregnancy complications is alarming because these adverse pregnancy outcomes — including hypertension [high blood pressure] inContinue Reading

TUESDAY, May 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) — “Fill your plate up with colorful fruits and veggies for heart health.” Such customized reminder texts may help folks who have had one heart attack avoid a second one, according to a new study out of Australia. “Texts provided reminders and additional informationContinue Reading

TUESDAY, May 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) — High blood pressure complications during pregnancy can be scary, but a new study warns they also significantly raise a woman’s risk for heart disease later in life. “Women with a history of gestational hypertension or preeclampsia should be informed that they have anContinue Reading

THURSDAY, March 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The often-used steroid spironolactone is not linked to any increased risk of a range of common cancers, according to a new study. The synthetic steroid is routinely used to manage heart failure, high blood pressure and edema, and also used off-label to treatContinue Reading