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Can Fiber Lower Blood Pressure?

Everyone's talking about fiber -- from helping with weight control to improving cholesterol profiles, it's the nutrient you can't ...
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Dangers of Metal Braces

Approximately 3 million teenagers wear braces, according to research by toothpaste manufacturer Colgate. These orthodontic devices...
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Drinking Wine & Taking Blood Pressure Medication

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a condition that afflicts a third of the American population and two-thirds of people ove...
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Pediatric Blood Pressure Guidelines

Monitoring blood pressure is an important part of maintaining good health, especially cardiovascular health. According to Dr. Farp...
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Functions of the Adrenal Cortex

An adrenal gland is found on the upper edge of each kidney, where it is attached to the kidney. Composed of two parts, the inner p...
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Blood Pressure Reading After Exercise

One misconception about high blood pressure holds that exercise increases blood pressure. Heart rate does increase during exercise...
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How the Kidneys Work in Maintaining Blood Pressure

One way in which the kidneys maintain blood pressure is through the regulation of the volume of blood in the body. As the American...
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How Does Blood Pressure Change During Exercise?

According to statistics published by the American Heart Association (AHA), roughly 74 million people in the United States over the...
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Normal Blood Pressure Range by Age

Blood pressure typically increases throughout life, from infancy to older adulthood. Because most babies and children aren't at ri...
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What Conditions Can Elevate the Systolic Blood Pressure?

When a doctor takes your blood pressure, he reads you a pair of numbers, such as 120 over 80. The first number, according to the A...
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