New Treatment Could Regulate Blood Pressure Without Medication

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By Molly Grady

Zapping the nerves may lower high blood pressure.

Doctors are testing an experimental treatment that threads a tiny device into the kidneys to burn away overactive nerves.

Nerves in the kidneys help regulate blood pressure and sometimes stay stimulated.

Researchers believe turning off those nerves can bring down high blood pressure levels.

The procedure is in the testing phase and is for patients who can't get their condition under control with medication alone.


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