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How to read your blood pressure and understand what it means for you

Blood pressure readings are a measurement of two numbers: systolic and diastolic. These two numbers can tell you if your blood pressure is low, normal, elevated, high, or if you’re having a hypertensive crisis (very high). Here’s how to read your blood pressure measurements and understand what it means for […]
How to read your blood pressure and understand what it means for you
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Doctors are bracing for the coronavirus pandemic to meet America’s obesity epidemic. Some experts worry the stigma could be dangerous by itself.

As more people get sick and die from COVID-19, scientists and public health professionals are learning more about which populations are most vulnerable. Emerging research and anecdotal evidence suggests obesity may exacerbate COVID-19 symptoms, and the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention now considers “severe obesity” a high-risk condition. But […]
Doctors are bracing for the coronavirus pandemic to meet America’s obesity epidemic. Some experts worry the stigma could be dangerous by itself.
Lifestyle

How to control high blood pressure and when to consider medication

To control high blood pressure, most adults should aim to get 150 minutes of moderate exercise – like brisk walking, swimming, or biking – a week. Other steps you can take are cutting back on salt and eating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and healthful fats. If none of these […]
How to control high blood pressure and when to consider medication
Lifestyle

What is hypertension? What high blood pressure means for you

Hypertension occurs when you have blood pressure greater than 130/80 mm Hg. Though nearly one in three Americans has hypertension, most people will never exhibit symptoms of high blood pressure. The condition can be dangerous, with some complications including blindness and stroke. This article was reviewed by Nicholas S. Amoroso, […]
What is hypertension? What high blood pressure means for you