Hypertension

Mahatma Gandhi's blood pressure data records, treatment details to be published soon

Mahatma Gandhi's blood pressure data records, treatment details to be published soon

The commemorative issue of the Indian Journal of Clinical Research will be based on the theme Gandhi and Health and is slated to be released soon. 

Sep 13, 2018, 11:27 AM IST
Home monitoring of BP helps treating hypertension faster, say experts

Home monitoring of BP helps treating hypertension faster, say experts

Several analyses have shown that compared to the hospital care, home BP monitoring is associated with significant reductions in systolic and diastolic BP, as well as reductions in antihypertensive medication and therapeutic inertia.

Aug 30, 2018, 17:36 PM IST
Hypertensive patients prefer medication to cutting salt

Hypertensive patients prefer medication to cutting salt

Excess salt intake is one of the most important causes of hypertension, which makes salt restriction a key strategy to manage it.

Aug 27, 2018, 10:17 AM IST
Warm room temperatures may help lower blood pressure

Warm room temperatures may help lower blood pressure

The research team found the effect of indoor temperature on blood pressure was stronger among people who do not exercise regularly.

Aug 23, 2018, 15:15 PM IST
Is there a link between hypertension and dementia? Scientists say yes

Is there a link between hypertension and dementia? Scientists say yes

The research indicates that patients with high blood pressure are at a higher risk of developing dementia

Jun 13, 2018, 11:56 AM IST
Low testosterone level linked to chronic diseases in men

Low testosterone level linked to chronic diseases in men

Low levels of testosterone in men could be associated with chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, even among those 40 years of age and younger, new research has found.

Apr 20, 2018, 11:02 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
Suffering from high BP, sugar? One year of yoga training may help: Study

Suffering from high BP, sugar? One year of yoga training may help: Study

The findings support the beneficial role of yoga in managing metabolic syndrome by favourably modulating adipokines, the researchers mentioned.

Feb 07, 2018, 16:41 PM IST
Union Minister Uma Bharti admitted to AIIMS for high BP

Union Minister Uma Bharti admitted to AIIMS for high BP

Union Minister Uma Bharti was admitted to AIIMS for problems related to hypertension.

Feb 03, 2018, 18:59 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
Cancer survivors at greater hypertension risk, says study

Cancer survivors at greater hypertension risk, says study

Improvements in treatment have dramatically increased survival rates from pediatric cancers, with about 83 percent of children surviving at least five years and many becoming long-term survivors.

Nov 24, 2017, 14:10 PM IST
Childhood cancer survivors more likely to develop hypertension in adulthood

Childhood cancer survivors more likely to develop hypertension in adulthood

The study found that exposure to radiotherapy or chemotherapy were not significantly associated with hypertension.

Nov 23, 2017, 18:55 PM IST
Gestational diabetes, high BP during pregnancy may increase heart disease risk

Gestational diabetes, high BP during pregnancy may increase heart disease risk

The results found that even the fathers of the new born babies were also relatively affected by the chances of heart diseases and hypertension risks in their later lives. 

Nov 16, 2017, 08:48 AM 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
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

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