Researchers from Boston report that eating white potatoes, even as potato chips, are linked to developing high blood pressure (the increased risk is small). But we question whether anyone should change their diets because of studies like this that show only associations, not causation.
Yes, if you have hypertension (HTN, or high blood pressure), your risk of cardiovascular ills heart attack or stroke is increased.
High blood pressure, or hypertension (HTN), is one of the leading risk factors for stroke, and there are many drugs available to help control this problem. However, researchers continue to investigate further means to lower the chances of hypertensive patients having a stroke, which is often a devastating (or fatal) event.
Many different drugs are available to help lower blood pressure, and lifestyle changes can also be important in controlling HTN. One important question is how low the target blood pressure should be or how low should it go?
Although most of us may not be aware of it, hypertension (HTN) is the most common condition seen in primary care situations, and is a major risk factor for heart attack, stroke, kidney failure and death. Over the past twenty years, the definition of HTN as in how high it must be to warrant treatment has gradually been lowered by successive conclaves of experts.....