Blood pressure

Suffering from high BP? Listen to classical music after taking medicine

Suffering from high BP? Listen to classical music after taking medicine

Music enhances the beneficial effects of medication a short time after it is taken to control high blood pressure, showed the findings published in the journal Scientific Reports.

Apr 18, 2018, 11:27 AM IST
High BP patients are more likely to choose tea, pill over exercise

High BP patients are more likely to choose tea, pill over exercise

People are more likely to choose a daily cup of tea or a pill over exercise as the preferred treatment to control their high blood pressure, finds a survey.

Apr 09, 2018, 11:37 AM IST
High BP before pregnancy may raise miscarriage risk

High BP before pregnancy may raise miscarriage risk

High blood pressure before conception and early in pregnancy may increase the risk of pregnancy loss, even if the woman does not have a hypertension diagnosis, new research has found.

Apr 02, 2018, 17:32 PM IST
Beware! Eating meat in this form may increase your blood pressure levels

Beware! Eating meat in this form may increase your blood pressure levels

A new study by Harvard has found that high-temperature cooking releases chemicals that may raise your blood pressure levels, a precursor to many cardiovascular diseases.

Mar 22, 2018, 16:05 PM IST
Now, you can monitor your blood pressure with this smartphone app

Now, you can monitor your blood pressure with this smartphone app

Scientists have developed a new smartphone app and hardware that could help measure blood pressure more accurately than existing cuff devices.

Mar 12, 2018, 15:50 PM IST
Depression in older adults with high BP may delay recovery

Depression in older adults with high BP may delay recovery

The most common mental and neurological disorders in this age group are dementia and depression, which affect approximately five per cent and seven per cent of the world's older population, respectively. 
 

Jan 11, 2018, 19:33 PM IST
Common BP lowering drugs linked to skin cancer risk: Study

Common BP lowering drugs linked to skin cancer risk: Study

The researchers had previously demonstrated that hydrochlorothiazide can increase the risk of lip cancer.

Dec 05, 2017, 19:07 PM IST
Drop in blood pressure levels in elderly adults indicative of premature death: Study

Drop in blood pressure levels in elderly adults indicative of premature death: Study

The researchers found blood pressure declines were steepest in patients with dementia, heart failure, late-in-life weight loss, and those who had high blood pressure to begin with. 

Dec 05, 2017, 13:48 PM IST
Initiative launched to reduce cardiovascular disease-related deaths

Initiative launched to reduce cardiovascular disease-related deaths

In urban areas, around 40 percent people with hypertension are aware of their condition and only around 20 percent have their blood pressure under control, an official statement by the Health Ministry said.

Nov 29, 2017, 00:08 AM IST
Energy drinks may affect mental health, up blood pressure

Energy drinks may affect mental health, up blood pressure

The study published in Frontiers in Public Health, also highlighted the worrying trend of mixing energy drinks with alcohol.

Nov 16, 2017, 18:12 PM IST
US guidelines redefine high blood pressure as 130/80, not 140/90

US guidelines redefine high blood pressure as 130/80, not 140/90

Considered to be a “silent killer” by medical professionals across the globe, hypertension is a cardiovascular disease whose detection is a bit complex, due to its subtle signs and symptoms.

Nov 15, 2017, 13:16 PM IST
Low-sodium diet may help you tackle hypertension

Low-sodium diet may help you tackle hypertension

A combination of reduced sodium intake along with a 'dash diet' or either of the two diets may lower blood pressure in adults with hypertension, a medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently elevated

Nov 13, 2017, 19:30 PM IST
Extreme fluctuations in blood pressure could turn fatal, warns research

Extreme fluctuations in blood pressure could turn fatal, warns research

The findings showed that patients with systolic blood pressure numbers that varied by as much as 30-40 between doctor visits over an extended period of time were more likely to die.

Nov 10, 2017, 17:08 PM IST
Drinking two sodas a week enough to up heart disease, diabetes risk

Drinking two sodas a week enough to up heart disease, diabetes risk

For the study, data from 36 studies on people who consumed five or more sugary beverages a week and risk factors of the soda were analysed by researchers.

Nov 03, 2017, 17:46 PM IST
Spicy food could reduce risk of heart attack, stroke: Study

Spicy food could reduce risk of heart attack, stroke: Study

A high-salt diet has long been linked to higher odds of developing high blood pressure and heart disease as well as an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and heart failure. 

Nov 02, 2017, 08:43 AM IST
This is how skin plays a role in controlling BP - Read

This is how skin plays a role in controlling BP - Read

The findings revealed that skin helps regulate hypertension and heart rate in response to changes in the amount of oxygen available in the environment.
 

Oct 26, 2017, 14:34 PM IST
Hypertension may up heart valve disorder risk

Hypertension may up heart valve disorder risk

The findings showed that higher blood pressure in early life was associated with a significantly greater future risk of mitral regurgitation -- a condition which makes the heart less efficient at pumping blood around the body, and in severe cases can lead to heart failure.
 

Oct 19, 2017, 10:44 AM IST
High BP in 40s may put women at increased dementia risk

High BP in 40s may put women at increased dementia risk

Women who have high blood pressure in their 40s are 73 percent more likely to develop dementia than women who have stable normal blood pressure.

Oct 06, 2017, 12:53 PM IST
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
Frequent sauna bathing may regulate BP in men

Frequent sauna bathing may regulate BP in men

The risk of developing elevated blood pressure was nearly 50 per cent lower among men who had a sauna four to seven times a week compared to men who had a sauna only once a week. 
 

Sep 30, 2017, 17:14 PM IST