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Researchers are inching closer to understanding how common blood pressure medications might help prevent the spread of pancreatic cancer.
Both increased systolic blood pressure and pulse pressure are related to arterial stiffness and may decrease headache prevalence through modulation of the baroreflex arch, which in turn generates hypoalgesia.
A new blood pressure medicationTelmisartan is effective in reducing cardiovascular death, with fewer side effects than the current standard of care.
Adding the relaxation response, a stress-management approach, to other lifestyle interventions may significantly improve treatment of the type of hypertension most common in the elderly.
Even moderate drinkers are at high risk for high blood pressure. Previous studies proved heavy alcohol consumption leads to hypertension, but this study shows that even those drinking not that much significantly suffer from blood pressure.
Use of calcium-channel blockers appears to offer no advantages in improving clinical outcomes compared with use of diuretics when treating hypertension among individuals with metabolic syndrome.