A new blood pressure medicationTelmisartan is effective in reducing cardiovascular death, with fewer side effects than the current standard of care.
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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.
Black men with kidney disease and high blood pressure are more likely than others to not have their blood pressure under control, which could worsen their kidney disease.