hypertension

Dear Doctor: A news report recently said that statins are underused. I'm 50 with normal cholesterol. Should I take one just in case? Dear Reader: Statins, [...]
By Ask the Doctors • March 22, 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
If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you know the importance of limiting your salt consumption. Too much sodium can cause excess water build up, causing blood pressure to rise and straining your heart and blood vessels. But despite this warning, a new study found that patients [...]
By Amy Albin • March 24, 2017
While boxes of decadent chocolates treats, celebratory champagne and romantic high-calorie dinners may dance in your mind as a way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, your heart may be pining for something else. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, it is a great time to look at the state [...]
By Roxanne Moster • February 14, 2017
Judy's Story Total Lost: 63 pounds. . . and going* I was contemplating this surgery for 10 years. I had asked my primary doctor for help losing weight and nothing was working. When I asked him for a referral to bariatric surgery at [...]
By uclahealth • October 15, 2016