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Byline: Evan Henerson Staff Writer Elevated blood pressure or hypertension - the abnormally high rate at which blood is forced against the wall of the arteries - has typically been one of the easier doctor messages for a patient to brush aside.
Closing In on Contributing Factors Among the negative health effects of lead absorption are demonstrated increases in blood pressure and the risk of developing chronic high blood pressure, or hypertension.
adults have hypertension, defined as a blood pressure higher than about 140/90 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).
Gaining weight didn't help matters, not to mention the high blood pressure that ran in her family.
Data Presented at American Heart Association 2006 Scientific Sessions MINNEAPOLIS & CHICAGO -- Early findings from the Rheos[TM] Trial show a significant reduction in blood pressure in patients with drug-resistant hypertension who have a systolic blood pressure of 160 mmHg or greater.
blacks suffer a one-third greater risk of high blood pressure than whites, perhaps in part because their bodies are more sensitive to several known hypertension risk factors, including psychological stress and dietary salt.
In fact, many people have high blood pressure for years without knowing it.
Fitness lowers young blacks' blood pressure Physically fit black adolescents have lower nighttime blood pressure readings than their less-fit black peers, according to new research.