By: Joe Graedon April 3, 2017 4 Comments
    How Bad is Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure) for …

    Ask public health officials about hypertension and you will be told by the CDC that "about 1 of 3 U.S. adults--or about 75 million people--have high blood pressure." You will also learn that hypertens…

    By: Terry Graedon March 16, 2017 12 Comments
    If You Get Dizzy When You Stand Up, You’re…

    People who experience a sudden drop in blood pressure and feel dizzy when standing may be at greater risk for dementia later in life.┬áDoctors call this experience "orthostatic hypotension" or "postur…

    By: Terry Graedon March 16, 2017 5 Comments
    What Is the Link Between Blood Pressure and Deme…

    When scientists try to figure out who is predisposed to dementia, they often finger hypertension. There appears to be a link between midlife high blood pressure and dementia (Deckers et al, Internatio…

    By: Terry Graedon March 24, 2014 4 Comments
    Multiple Blood Pressure Pills Add Up to Dangerou…

    Q. I take amlodipine, lisinopril and metoprolol for high blood pressure. My readings are 115/56. I get terribly dizzy, especially when I first stand up. My doctor says low blood pressure is not danger…

    By: Joe Graedon April 29, 2013 29 Comments
    White Coat Conspiracy Covers Up Medical Tragedy

    My father died as a result of a missed diagnosis. He was in the coronary intensive care unit at a teaching hospital in upstate NY after suffering a heart attack at his home. He was treated in a timely…

    By: Terry Graedon September 10, 2012 4 Comments
    How Low Should Blood Pressure Go?

    Q. I have been a type 1 diabetic for 66 years. Because diabetes can lead to kidney problems, my doctor prescribed a blood pressure drug that helps protect the kidneys. I had no side effects, but when …