High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

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High blood pressure (Hypertension) is a condition that can be caused by lifestyle factors such as poor diet and inadequate exercise. Learn more about high blood pressure here or visit the Health24 Hypertension Centre: http://www.health24.com/Medical/Hypertension

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High blood pressure may increase dementia risk

High blood pressure may increase dementia risk | Health24

People with high blood pressure tend to have more dementia, but whether controlling hypertension reduces the odds of developing dementia, has not been scientifically established.

South Africans to eat less salt as new law kicks in

South Africans to eat less salt as new law kicks in | Health24

New salt legislation comes into effect on 30 June 2016, but most people will be unaware of the changes to their favourite snacks.

See what happens to the blood you donate

Video: Behind the scenes at a blood processing lab | Health24

Ever wondered what happens to the blood you donate? This video shows you what happens once the blood arrives at the South African National Blood Service laboratory.

Could spuds be bad for blood pressure?

Could spuds be bad for blood pressure?

Researchers suggest that replacing one serving a day of potatoes with a non-starchy vegetable might lower the risk of high blood pressure.

Stressed young men have higher risk for future hypertension

Stressed young men have higher risk for future hypertension | Health24

A study showed that men who had low stress-resilience scores and a high BMI at age 18 had a more than tripled risk of high blood pressure later in life.

What makes your heart boil? |www.health24.com

Infographic: What gets your blood boiling?

Do the top 20 things that annoy South Africans get your blood boiling too?

Did you know coffee could increase your heart risk? |www.health24.com

Hypertension? Coffee could increase your heart attack risk | Health24

According to a new study, people with high blood pressure who drink large amounts of coffee could increase their risk of suffering a heart attack.

Blood vessel damage from elevated blood pressure might make the eye disease glaucoma more likely | www.health24.com

High blood pressure may boost glaucoma risk

Blood vessel damage from elevated blood pressure might make the eye disease glaucoma more likely, study finds.

A study has found that beetroot has other health benefits: drinking 500ml of beetroot juice a day may significantly lower blood pressure.

A cup of beetroot juice daily can reduce blood pressure | Health24

A study has found that beetroot has other health benefits: drinking 500ml of beetroot juice a day may significantly lower blood pressure.

Bisphenol A, a chemical commonly used in the lining of cans, has been  linked to an increase in blood pressure by affecting oestrogen levels in the body.

BPA in cans tied to increased blood pressure | Health24

Bisphenol A, a chemical commonly used in the lining of cans, has been linked to an increase in blood pressure by affecting oestrogen levels in the body.

Children are twice as likely to suffer from autism or other developmental delays if their mother suffered from pre-eclampsia during pregnancy.

Pre-eclampsia during pregnancy may cause autism in babies | Health24

Children are twice as likely to suffer from autism or other developmental delays if their mother suffered from pre-eclampsia during pregnancy.

South Africans eat too much salt. Do you?

South Africans consume too much salt | Health24

A recent study has revealed that South Africans could be facing serious health risks as their sodium intake is too high.

Where you body fat sits shows your high blood pressure risk | Health24

Where you body fat sits shows your high blood pressure risk | Health24

Those with lots of fat around their tummy are more strongly associated with high blood pressure risk than overall obesity.

Control your blood pressure with your diet

The role that diet plays in managing hypertension | Health24

Diet plays an important role in preventing and treating hypertension. Read more about what to do.

Binge drinking boosts blood pressure in young men

Binge drinking may boost blood pressure in young men | Health24

Young adult men who binge drink may be at risk of high blood pressure, but binge drinking doesn't cause a similar rise in blood pressure in young adult women or teenagers.

A new study has found that 90% of US kids eat far more salt than the recommended guideline, putting them at greater risk of heart disease and high blood pressure in later life.

90% of US children eat too much salt | Health24

A new study has found that 90% of US kids eat far more salt than the recommended guideline, putting them at greater risk of heart disease and high blood pressure in later life.