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Intensive BP lowering reduces chronic kidney disease patients'' risks of premature dying

Intensive BP lowering reduces chronic kidney disease patients'' risks of premature dying

The appropriate target for blood pressure in patients with CKD and hypertension has been unclear.

Home blood pressure monitors unacceptably inaccurate, says study

Home blood pressure monitors unacceptably inaccurate, says study

The findings are extremely relevant given millions of patients are asked to monitor their blood pressure through a device at home and report the results back to their doctor.

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.

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. 

Squeeze out the risk of blood pressure, heart disease with beetroot juice!

Squeeze out the risk of blood pressure, heart disease with beetroot juice!

Researchers at University of Guelph in Canada found that dietary nitrate, a compound found in beetroot juice that dilates blood vessels to decrease blood pressure, may reduce overstimulation of the sympathetic nervous system that occurs with heart disease.

WARNING: Energy drinks worse, more dangerous than caffeine, says study!

WARNING: Energy drinks worse, more dangerous than caffeine, says study!

Each energy drink available commercially is packed with 108 grams of sugar and 320 mg of caffeine.  

Consuming less salt not a solution to lower your BP: Study

Consuming less salt not a solution to lower your BP: Study

However, over the next 16 years, the researchers found that the study participants who consumed less than 2,500 milligrams of sodium a day had higher blood pressure than participants who consumed higher amounts of sodium.
 

33 percent Indians over 30-years-old are victims of lifestyle diseases, says report

33 percent Indians over 30-years-old are victims of lifestyle diseases, says report

While men were found to be victims of diabetes, cholesterol and cardiac related problems, women were found to have issues related to low BP and thyroid.

Trick to keep hypertension at bay is here

Trick to keep hypertension at bay is here

Hypertension is a global health issue that affects more than one billion people worldwide. 

Hypertension not always genuine, can be a case of misdiagnosis too: Experts

Hypertension not always genuine, can be a case of misdiagnosis too: Experts

The researchers believe that clinicians should adopt these devices to detect individuals likely to suffer from high blood pressure, researchers said.

Kids with high uric acid may be associated with BP at age seven: Study

Kids with high uric acid may be associated with BP at age seven: Study

A recent study has revealed that babies, especially preterm ones, with high levels of serum uric acid during early years of life, may be associated with high blood pressure at the age of seven which may further lead to hypertension in adulthood.

Episodes of low blood pressure in middle age associated with cognitive decline, dementia later!

Episodes of low blood pressure in middle age associated with cognitive decline, dementia later!

The findings suggest that these temporary episodes – known as orthostatic hypotension – may cause lasting damage, possibly because they reduce needed blood flow to the brain.

Irregular brain activity, blood flow reasons behind high BP

Irregular brain activity, blood flow reasons behind high BP

High blood pressure is a condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high.

New four-in-one pill found to treat hypertension

New four-in-one pill found to treat hypertension

Every patient on the pilot trial conducted by The George Institute for Global Health in Australia saw their blood levels drop to normal levels in just four weeks.

High blood pressure has many reasons, one of them is unhealthy gut bacteria – Read

High blood pressure has many reasons, one of them is unhealthy gut bacteria – Read

This finding is "further evidence for the continued study of the microbiota in the development of hypertension in humans and supports a potential role for probiotics as treatment for hypertension," said the researchers.

Football may reduce high blood pressure in women

Football may reduce high blood pressure in women

In addition, football can also be used for effective prevention and treatment of a number of lifestyle diseases, including cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes.

People who develop hypertension at older phase may have decreased risk of dementia

People who develop hypertension at older phase may have decreased risk of dementia

The study further reveals that individuals developing blood pressure at the age of 80 or more, possess lesser risk of getting exposed to dementia.

Pregnant? Your BP may tell gender of your baby

Pregnant? Your BP may tell gender of your baby

The research led by Dr Ravi Retnakaran, endocrinologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Canada, found that higher blood pressure was an indication that a boy was more likely to be conceived, however, women with lower blood pressure tended to give birth to a girl.

High blood pressure on a substantial rise across the world including India

High blood pressure on a substantial rise across the world including India

Systolic is the top number and diastolic is the bottom number when it comes to measuring blood pressure.
 

Sleep apnea reduces your ability to regulate blood pressure, says study

Sleep apnea reduces your ability to regulate blood pressure, says study

A new study has revealed that a single bout of sleep apnea can decrease your ability to regulate blood pressure.