A daily five-minute workout dubbed "strength training for your breathing muscles" lowers blood pressure and improves some measures of cardiovascular health more than aerobic exercise or medications designed to reduce blood pressure.
Teens who find themselves in intense, controlling relationships, where they are denied healthy external friendships and self-discovery, and psychologically controlling parents, have a higher risk for high blood pressure later in life.
High blood pressure, obesity, higher levels of cholesterol, and high blood sugar levels experienced by people in their 20s and 30s appear to have a negative impact on cognitive skills later in life.
Older men who experience higher blood pressure at night could be at a higher risk of Alzheimer's disease.
The difference in blood pressure between a person's arms is linked to a higher risk of heart attack, stroke, and ultimately death.
Higher than average blood pressure during middle age is associated with an increased risk of and more extensive brain damage in old age.
Anticholinergic medications, commonly used for conditions including allergies, high blood pressure, Parkinson's disease, and motion sickness, have been linked to an increased risk of cognitive decline and memory problems, especially in those with genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's disease.
People who experience dizziness when standing face an increased risk of developing dementia, a new study reports. The increased risk appears to only apply to those who experience a drop in their systolic blood pressure. Those with systolic orthostatic hypotension were 40% more likely to develop dementia than those who did not suffer from the condition.
Elevated pulse pressure in blood traveling to the brain causes inflammation, oxidative stress, and apoptosis in the blood-brain barrier that leads to brain damage.
Having a blood pressure of less than 120 MM HG can extend a person's lifespan from between six months to three years, depending on how old they were when they began intensive blood pressure control.