145 Results for Blood Pressure

  1. Control Your Blood Pressure, Save Your Brain

    ... for 100 years,” says Dr. White. Every time your heart beats, blood pumps through the arteries, creating pressure against their walls. Unfortunately, as we age, that pressure increases; as a result, the heart needs to...

    • Shaw, Gina
    • Neurology Now
    • December 16, 2017
  2. The Healthy Brain: Introducing our new department with expert advice on how to protect your brain.

    ... normal blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and lipid levels?” This time, several hands were raised.Dr. Brey.The final question was, “How many of you would be willing to do all of these things if it meant

    • Section Editor(s): Brey, Robin L. M.D.; Editor-in-Chief
    • Neurology Now
    • December 16, 2017
  3. The Brain Needs Blood: Vascular cognitive impairment, one of the most common forms of dementia, may be preventable.

    ... of drugs: antihypertensives to lower her blood pressure, antidepressants, and cholesterol-lowering medications. They also urged her to stop smoking. (See box, “Tips to Quit.”)Over the next several years, Rucker—still

    • Paturel, Amy M.S., M.P.H.
    • Neurology Now
    • December 16, 2017
  4. Age Is Just a Number: Young adult stroke is one the rise. Here's what you should know.

    ... age 45 is disease of the arteries in the brain, according to Dr. Singhal. Atherosclerosis is prevalent in approximately 10 percent of young patients with stroke and can result from high blood pressure, high cholesterol

    • Stephens, Stephani
    • Neurology Now
    • December 16, 2017
  5. Peak Season for a Healthy Start: Commit to a brain-friendly diet to lower your risk of several neurologic conditions.

    ... cholesterol.” This, in turn, decreases the buildup of fat, cholesterol, and other substances in the inner walls of our arteries, lowering the risk for vascular dementia and stroke as well as high blood pressure and...

    • Section Editor(s): Avitzur, Orly MD, MBA, FAAN; Editor-in-Chief
    • Neurology Now
    • July 01, 2017
  6. Medication Management: For many reasons, patients don't always take their drugs as prescribed or fail to take them at all. We identify the reasons, as well as ways to work around them.

    .... The survey, which was published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, also revealed that new prescriptions for chronic conditions such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol, both of which can lead to...

    • Kritz, Fran
    • Neurology Now
    • March 01, 2017