High blood pressure

Urban men suffer more from hypertension than women: Report

Urban men suffer more from hypertension than women: Report

The report, titled 'Diet and nutritional status of urban population in India and prevalence of obesity, hypertension, diabetes and its associated non-communicable diseases', was released in Hyderabad last week.

Oct 01, 2017, 18:56 PM IST
Is your teen suffering from high BP? It can lead to organ damage if left uncontrolled

Is your teen suffering from high BP? It can lead to organ damage if left uncontrolled

The findings showed that organ damage – damage to the heart and blood vessels – from high blood pressure does not only occur in adults, but also in teenagers. 

Sep 18, 2017, 12:17 PM IST
WARNING: Hypertension during pregnancy may put women at high risk of heart disease later!

WARNING: Hypertension during pregnancy may put women at high risk of heart disease later!

There are two types of hypertension during pregnancy – Gestational hypertension and Chronic hypertension.

Aug 19, 2017, 17:46 PM IST
People with fluctuating blood pressure more prone to dementia

People with fluctuating blood pressure more prone to dementia

Experts say, daily variation in blood pressure may cause changes in brain’s structure contributing to development of dementia.

Aug 08, 2017, 20:06 PM IST
High blood pressure, joint diseases more common among people living in high-rises: Survey

High blood pressure, joint diseases more common among people living in high-rises: Survey

The survey also revealed that nearly 20 per cent of adults between 40-55 age group had blood pressure levels between 140-159, which is an indication of prehypertension. 

Aug 01, 2017, 23:26 PM IST
Hypertension, diabetes claim more lives in Delhi than other diseases: Survey

Hypertension, diabetes claim more lives in Delhi than other diseases: Survey

According to a survey conducted by NGO Praja Foundation, the national capital reported as many as 3,890 hypertension-related and 1,356 diabetes-related deaths in 2015.

Jul 27, 2017, 09:27 AM IST
Ozone pollution linked to heart attack, high blood pressure and stroke

Ozone pollution linked to heart attack, high blood pressure and stroke

The study involving 89 healthy adults living in Changsha City of China for one year showed blood platelet activation and an increase in blood pressure, suggesting a possible mechanism by which ozone may affect cardiovascular health.

Jul 18, 2017, 09:17 AM IST
Artificial sweeteners linked to long-term weight gain, health problems

Artificial sweeteners linked to long-term weight gain, health problems

The findings contradict the previous findings that claimed artificial sweeteners don't cause extra weight gain and potential health harm.

Jul 17, 2017, 13:10 PM IST
Control your blood pressure to reduce symptoms of Parkinson's disease

Control your blood pressure to reduce symptoms of Parkinson's disease

Previous research indicated that consumption of dairy products as well as statins could lead to a greater risk of Parkinson’s, while wine could delay the onset.

Jun 27, 2017, 17:19 PM IST
Struggling with these health conditions? Get married to help you live longer

Struggling with these health conditions? Get married to help you live longer

Researchers studied over a million adults with the three main risk factors for heart disease - high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes.

Jun 09, 2017, 10:34 AM IST
One-third of 1,400 hypertension patients avoid taking their medications, says study

One-third of 1,400 hypertension patients avoid taking their medications, says study

Tomaszewski's research team has just been awarded 750,000 by the British Heart Foundation to further the understanding of non-adherence to antihypertensive treatment.

May 21, 2017, 13:31 PM IST
Beware, young adults! Hypertension at this stage may elevate stroke risk later

Beware, young adults! Hypertension at this stage may elevate stroke risk later

Researchers from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre in the US looked at whether otherwise healthy isolated systolic hypertension (ISH) patients actually have a cardiovascular problem.

May 20, 2017, 19:01 PM IST
Beware: Young adults suffering from hypertension at higher risk of stroke in adulthood!

Beware: Young adults suffering from hypertension at higher risk of stroke in adulthood!

The condition, which primarily affects young adults aged between 18 to 49 is commonly treated in elderly patients. 

May 20, 2017, 16:07 PM IST
World Hypertension Day 2017: Some essential tips to prevent first signs

World Hypertension Day 2017: Some essential tips to prevent first signs

As per Coronary Artery Disease Index in Asian Indians (CADI), the number of people with hypertension is projected to increase from 118 million in 2000 to 214 million in 2025, with the ailment affecting both men and women.

May 17, 2017, 14:17 PM IST
Uncontrolled high blood pressure can cause stroke

Uncontrolled high blood pressure can cause stroke

High blood pressure can cause blood clots to form in the arteries leading to your brain, blocking blood flow and leading to lack of oxygen supply to the brain cells and tissues, potentially causing a stroke.

May 17, 2017, 13:16 PM IST
World Hypertension Day 2017: Know your risks and get screened for high blood pressure

World Hypertension Day 2017: Know your risks and get screened for high blood pressure

Hypertension is a long-term medical condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high.

May 17, 2017, 09:37 AM IST
More than 50% doctors suffer from hypertension owing to high stress levels!

More than 50% doctors suffer from hypertension owing to high stress levels!

Hypertension is one of the most common lifestyle diseases prevalent today with one in three Indian adults suffering from it and is equally high amongst the medical fraternity. 

May 16, 2017, 21:12 PM IST
Salt intake: Indians consume more than 100% of daily recommended amount

Salt intake: Indians consume more than 100% of daily recommended amount

Excessive consumption of salt can lead to high blood pressure and increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.

May 01, 2017, 13:39 PM IST
Carvedilol – Drug used to help lower blood pressure could treat skin cancer

Carvedilol – Drug used to help lower blood pressure could treat skin cancer

Researchers from the Western University of Health Sciences in California found that carvedilol drug can protect against the sun-induced cell damage that leads to skin cancer.

Apr 24, 2017, 14:41 PM IST
Hypertension can increase your tension – Here comes another cause for it

Hypertension can increase your tension – Here comes another cause for it

In a study published in the journal JCI Insight, the researchers named the new cause as Connshing syndrome which is linked to the overproduction of the stress hormone cortisol.

Apr 22, 2017, 18:39 PM IST