Tag Archives: Pressure

Why blood pressure rises at night

Blood pressure measured near the heart is significantly higher during sleep than originally thought, according to a new technology developed by scientists at UCL. Blood pressure at night is an important predictor of both stroke and heart disease, with previous research suggesting that blood pressure calculated via the arm decreases at night during sleep. But… Read More »

What diuretics lower blood pressure

Thiazide and thiazide-like diuretics are among the most commonly used antihypertensives and have been available for over 50 years. However, the mechanism by which these drugs chronically lower blood pressure is poorly understood. Possible mechanisms include direct endothelial- or vascular smooth muscle-mediated vasodilation and indirect compensation to acute decreases in cardiac output. In addition, thiazides… Read More »

How can high blood pressure kill you

Visit Keeping workplaces well in difficult circumstances. Linking to a non-federal highh does not constitute an endorsement by CDC or any of its employees of the sponsors or the information and products presented on the website. Harvard Men’s Health Watch. The higher your blood pressure levels, the more risk you have for other health problems,… Read More »