High Blood Pressure

5 Signs You Need To Dose Up On Vitamin D

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Unfortunately, many people seem unaware of is how crucial vitamin D is for keeping bones and teeth healthy. But with the distinct lack of sunny w...

Which Foods Contain The Highest Levels Of Salt?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We all know salt isn’t great for us and overdoing it can lead to high blood pressure and heart disease. The problem is, salt is everywhere, even in...

How Can Vitamin D Reduce Blood Pressure?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Vitamins have received a lot of flak in the press, after experts said they were a waste of money, may be harmful and didn't work. However a new study ...

The Two Vitamins That Could Unlock Healthy Aging

Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer

We're living longer. In just the last two decades, average life expectancy has risen by four years. But living longer doesn't necessarily mean living healthier: half of these extra years of life are marred by pain and trips to the doctor due to chronic conditions like diabetes, cancer, joint pain, asthma, osteoporosis, stroke and heart disease...

You Won't Believe The Amount Of Salt In Some Of These 'Healthy' Foods

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We all know that salt isn't great for us, but do you know exactly how much is really in your food? A diet that is high in salt can cause raised blo...

Woman Films Minor Stroke 'Selfie' After Doctors Claim She Was Just Stressed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A quick-thinking Canadian woman has put the 'selfie' craze to good use, by filming herself having a minor stroke after doctors told her she was just s...

'Stop Prescribing Unnecessary Heart Medication' Say Leading Doctors

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A group of leading doctors have criticised plans to advise millions more people to take cholesterol-reducing statins. The drugs are currently offer...

How Blood Pressure Affects Your Brain

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Changes in blood pressure during middle age may affect a person's risk of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia later in life, research has shown. ...

High Blood Pressure: Tackling the Silent Killer

Professor Kevin Fenton | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Kevin Fenton

We need to work across the health system and with our partners to raise awareness and motivate people - at every age and across all our communities - to take control of their blood pressure and invest in their health, for now and for the future.

How Stressful Films Actually Change Your Heartbeat

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Watching an adrenaline-packed movie packs all the thrills of being exposed to amazing stunts without facing any of the danger. But now, a new stud...

How Watermelon Can Reduce High Blood Pressure

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Eating watermelon could reduce high blood pressure and prevent heart attack among obese adults, a recent study has shown. Although many would assoc...

Increased Health Risks For High Blood Pressure Patients Who Fail To Take Medication

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

One in four people with high blood pressure are not taking their medication correctly, putting them at increased risk of heart attack of stroke, new r...

Weaning the World Off Salt

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

Eating habits in childhood influence eating patterns in later life. Liking the taste of salty food is actually a learned taste preference. Therefore, those who eat little salt taste the natural flavours of food a lot more than those who have a lot of salt. The current focus is wrong.

One Very Good Health Reason To Go Vegetarian

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Vegetarians tend to have lower blood pressure, but with medical opinion split over why that may be, a Japanese research team undertook a study to find...

Heart Health Month: How To Look After Your Heart

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us think heart health is something we need to be concerned with only at middle age or worse - when something has actually gone wrong with our ...

Contraceptive Pills Double Risk Of Blood Clots

PA/The Huffington Bell | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Women who take Britain's most popular contraceptive pills are being warned they risk potentially life-threatening blood clots. All GPs have been or...

Green Tea May Inhibit Commonly Prescribed Blood Pressure Pill

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Green tea is often the refuge of heart disease patients, who are told it is a much healthier source of caffeine than tea and coffee. However, Japan...

There Is No Such Thing As Being Fat And Healthy

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

An extensive study, involving 61,000 people and going back as far as the 1950s, has revealed that being fat and fit is a complete myth. Previously...

Blood Pressure Lowering Drug Could Treat Dementia

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists are to investigate whether a blood pressure drug could double up as the first treatment for a common form of dementia. The 4p-a-day drug...

People With Diabetes More Likely To Be Diagnosed With Heart Failure

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

People with diabetes are 38% more likely to die early and have a 73% higher chance of being admitted to hospital for heart failure than others, a repo...

Lowering Blood Pressure And Cholesterol Can Halve Heart Disease Risk Among Obese

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Reducing blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol levels can halve the heightened risk of heart disease associated with obesity, say scientists. Resea...

Could This Tiny, Inexpensive Pill Reduce The Risk Of A Heart Attack?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

An aspirin nightcap might reduce the risk of suffering a heart attack in the morning, research suggests. Scientists gave the painkiller to 290 hear...

Red Faced After Drinking Could Show Alcohol Intolerance And Risk Of High Blood Pressure

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Red-faced boozers who look as if they enjoy a tipple or two are actually less able to tolerate alcohol and need to watch their blood pressure, researc...

How To Lower Blood Pressure

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Physical activity in your leisure time could help keep your blood pressure at a healthy level, new research in the American Heart Association journal ...

How Can You Tell You Have High Blood Pressure?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Unlike heart conditions and various forms of cancer, high blood pressure is called the 'silent killer' because there are virtually no symptoms. Ea...