Reducing six risk factors - tobacco use, alcohol use, salt intake, high BP, blood sugar, and obesity - to globally-agreed levels could prevent 37 million premature deaths over 15 years, from cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory disease, cancers, and diabetes, new research has revealed.
Researchers have said that pregnant women with chronic hypertension (high blood pressure) are highly likely to suffer from adverse pregnancy outcomes such as preterm delivery, low birth weight and neonatal death.
Swelling in the feet is basically termed as edema. It happens when the body finds it difficult to fight gravity to move blood and fluids back up the legs, thereby leading to swelling in the legs, ankle and feet.
For the first time ever, doctors and researchers have come up with a single pill for all cardiovascular diseases including high blood pressure and vulnerability to stroke. Christened the polypill, the clinical trials have proved successful according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medicine Association.
Infant girls exposed to high levels of the pesticide DDT while still inside the womb have a tripled risk for hypertension in adulthood, according to a new study led by the University of California, Davis.
Renal denervation, a minimally invasive surgery, can lower blood pressure (BP) that refuses to yield to drugs, according to the results obtained from a study that was conducted over a year-long period.