high blood pressure

Prior to having surgery with Dr. Livhits I was diagnosed with crazy high blood pressure in the 190s, With medications it was down in the 160 range. I also experienced lots of fatigued and loss of energy.Now after surgery [...]

By Scooby360 • February 4, 2020

High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) and high cholesterol are two factors that increase your risk for developing heart disease or heart failure. Now, new research suggests that having those factors as a young adult increases your risk for heart disease later in life. Emphasizing prevention during the young [...]

By uclahealth • February 3, 2020

Men die an average of five years younger than women do. In addition, men generally suffer from more diseases and have higher suicide rates. Treating preventable diseases may be key to improving men’s overall health. An American Urological Association (AUA) men’s health checklist offers guidelines for both general and urologic health maintenance and screening. [...]

By uclahealth • November 19, 2019

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, causing 1 in 4—or just over 600,000—deaths each year. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death. Both are more likely to occur if you have one of three specific risk factors, detailed below.

Risk factors for heart disease [...]
By uclahealth • September 19, 2019
If you’ve gotten the message that you should incorporate 30 minutes a day of moderate physical activity into your workday to reduce the health risks associated with inactivity, good job.  Keep taking the stairs and walking as much as possible. But don’t stop there.  Other [...]
By Amy Albin • February 1, 2019
A couple of years ago, I got tired very easily and had low energy. At first I thought it might be getting older or stress at work but eventually I went to the doctor. I was told after test that my potassium was low. This was in 2016. At the [...]
By Hong • August 25, 2018
Dear Doctors: My dad has just been diagnosed with vascular dementia. What is it? Can it be prevented? Dementia is a general term used to categorize symptoms that relate to the decline or loss of cognitive [...]
By Ask the Doctors • August 6, 2018
Dear Doctor: I know that high blood pressure increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and more. However, is it still considered a risk factor if it’s controlled with medicine? High blood pressure is a significant risk factor for heart attacks and [...]
By Ask the Doctors • July 16, 2018
Dear Doctor: I read that dementia rates are going down due to rising education levels, but I don't have a college degree. Should I be more worried than most? Robert Ashley, MD, is an internist and assistant professor of medicine at the University of California, [...]
By Ask the Doctors • March 29, 2018
The American College of Cardiology recently updated existing blood pressure guidelines based on findings from the 2017 Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT). Previously, guidelines labeled people with a blood pressure reading of 140/90 as high risk. Now, if your reading is 130/80 you are high risk. This [...]
By uclahealth • March 9, 2018