Aggressive blood pressure control could help millions: Study

A more aggressive approach to lowering blood pressure could help millions of people over age 50, according to the results of a major US study published Monday.

Is your neighbourhood BP-friendly?

This is the first study to determine whether moving to a walking-friendly neighborhood affected blood pressure.

Cholesterol-lowering diet also reduces BP

A diet developed for reducing cholesterol also lowers blood pressure, new research has found.

Lower the systolic BP, lesser the risk of hypertension complication

LVH, the enlargement and thickening of the walls of the left ventricle, the heart's main pumping chamber, is associated with an increased risk of heart failure, stroke and even sudden cardiac death.

Know if your child is at risk of hypertension!

People who have a risk of developing high blood pressure between the age of 35-38, can be diagnosed in childhood.

BP management can reduce heart disease death

Maintaining blood pressure at a lower than currently recommended level can significantly reduce risk of death due to cardiovascular events, such as heart attack and heart failure, as well as stroke, new research led by an Indian-origin doctor suggests.

What's killing us? Poor diet, high BP top risk factors

A new study has revealed that poor diet and high blood pressure (BP) are now number-one risk factors for death.

High-protein diet lowers blood pressure too

Eating high-levels of certain proteins found in meat and plant-based foods can lower blood pressure and arterial stiffness leading to better heart health.

Aquariums can lower BP, improve mood

Viewing aquarium displays may not only improve your mood after a hard day at work, the exposure may also lead to reduction in blood pressure and heart rate.

High BP driving heart diseases in India

Hypertension or high blood pressure has been found to be the most common cardiovascular risk factor in a study of outpatient care in India.

Yoga best therapy for non-communicable diseases: Dr Nagendra

Stressing on the need for physical exercise, yoga exponent Dr Nagendra Friday claimed that the practice could be the best therapy for non-communicable diseases (NCDS) like diabetes, asthma, obesity, stress, and hyper-tension.

Why common BP pill fails in some patients

Thiazide drugs, a common group of salt-lowering medicines used to treat high blood pressure for decades, can lower blood pressure for a while and then stop working in some patients. Researchers from University of Maryland's School of Medicine (UMSOM) have now revealed a key mechanism for this failure.

India, China troops hold BP meeting in Ladakh sector

Indian and Chinese troops on Tuesday held a ceremonial Border Personal (BP) meeting along Sino-India border in Ladakh sector of Jammu and Kashmir and agreed to uphold peace and tranquillity along the LAC.

`Diabetes and hypertension constitute 50% of causes behind kidney diseases`

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a rising health problem these days. To emphasise on ways to protect kidneys, the World Kidney Day is being observed on Thursday with the theme 'Kidney Health For All'.

Coconut oil and exercise combo can triumph over high BP

Combination of coconut oil and physical exercise can beat high bold pressure, scientists have claimed.

Eczema sufferers have higher risk of obesity, BP

People suffering from the chronic itchy skin disease eczema have higher rates of smoking, drinking and obesity, and are less likely to exercise than adults who do not have the disease, scientists report.

People visiting doctors twice per year likelier to have controlled BP

A new research has revealed that visiting a doctor twice a year helps people to keep their blood pressure (BP) under control.

Psoriasis could lead to high BP

Patients with severe psoriasis - a common skin disease - are more likely to have uncontrolled hypertension, found a study.