Tag: treatment of high blood pressure

Aging Diseases that Affect the Brain

Many diseases that grow more common with age are associated with deterioration in brain health and cognitive decline, warns Deborah Blacker, MD, ScD, director of the Gerontology Research Unit in the Department of Psychiatry at MGH and a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

“That’s why it’s important to get

Stress Reduction Is Blood Pressure Reduction

Stress Reduction Is Blood Pressure Reduction

Could the simple act of resolving a relationship conflict with a close friend or relative actually lower your blood pressure numbers? Research is now saying it absolutely can. Not too many years ago, many doctors and even some medical associations were unconvinced that stress reduction techniques could effectively lower elevated blood

Lowering Blood Pressure Beyond 150 mmHg in Older Adults Questioned

A review of blood pressure medication trials concluded that “mild” systolic blood pressure—defined as 150 mmHg—is sufficient for adults aged 65 and over, and that using medications to lower blood pressure further may increase the risk of side effects without adding benefit.
High blood pressure affects an estimated 70 percent of

Manage Your Hypertension With a Home Blood Pressure Monitor

About 70 million Americans have high blood pressure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Seniors are particularly vulnerable—64 percent of men aged 65 and older have the condition, as do 78 percent of women in this age group. High blood pressure places you at greater risk for

Blood Pressure Update: Very Low Can Be Very Good

Recent studies investigating the optimal blood pressure readings for individuals with hypertension suggest that in certain patients, very aggressive treatment with blood pressure medications may be advisable.

Managing blood pressure is an important aspect of maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system and reducing risk for a brain-damaging stroke. But the question of

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