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How food gardens based on traditional practice can improve health in the Pacific

Around 70 percent of deaths in Pacific Island countries are due to diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and cancer.

Increased lysyl oxidase may be a significant contributor to heart disease and cancer

(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) It's known that people with high blood pressure have increased levels of the enzyme lysyl oxidase (LOX), but it has not been clear if LOX actually contributes to heart disease. Show More Summary

Study looks into how closely patients take their blood pressure medication

High blood pressure—hypertension—is a condition where the force pushing blood through the vascular system in increased. It is estimated that about 75 million Americans have this disease and only half have it under control. In the U.S.,...Show More Summary

National High Blood Pressure Month: High blood pressure and ED, resistant hypertension, lower blood pressure

May is National High Blood Pressure Month and we want to raise awareness about high blood pressure prevention and control activities. We at Bel Marra recognize the many complications that high blood pressure can cause. We hope our articles...Show More Summary

Hypertension in young adults shows long-term heart risks

(UT Southwestern Medical Center) Otherwise healthy young people with high systolic blood pressure over 140 are at greater risk for future artery stiffening linked to an increased risk of stroke as well as possible damage to the kidneys and brain, new research shows.

Urine test finds what makes people say no to blood pressure lowering pills

(University of Manchester) University of Manchester researchers together with their UK and overseas collaborators have found out that more than one-third of 1,400 people with high blood pressure have not been taking their blood pressure medication.

Obesity doubles the risk of high blood pressure in pregnancy

Years of gradual weight gain more than doubles the risk of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, regardless of whether the woman's body mass index (BMI) was initially categorized as healthy or overweight, according to a new analysis. read more

Hypertension in Ulaanbaatar – in pictures

World Hypertension Day on 17 May aims to increase the awareness of the condition (high blood pressure), a silent killer on the rise. British global health physician-photographer Dr Alexander Kumar shares images and stories from an assignment...Show More Summary

Blacks' high blood pressure linked to where they live

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Blood pressure decreased for those who moved to less racially segregated neighborhoods but had a small but significant rise for those in primarily black areas.        

How to lower blood pressure quickly and naturally

High blood pressure—hypertension—plays a role in more than 15 percent of deaths in the United States, and people are increasingly seeking methods to lower their blood pressure naturally and quickly. Having this chronic disease increases...Show More Summary

Don't dismiss moles, melanoma risk just because you have dark skin

Sidney Brown was working as a mail handler for the post office when cancer entered his life. The Blue Island resident was frequenting his doctor over heart concerns and high blood pressure when he mentioned a mole on his nose had gone from flat to raised, from present without being bothersome to...

Fit versus fat: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Being overweight increases your risk of health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and stroke. Exercise helps to reduce those risks. So, what happens if you are overweight, but in good physical shape? Can you be fat and fit? In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we talk to Mayo Clinic cardiologist Dr. […]

21 foods that raise blood pressure level

Living with high blood pressure (hypertension) can be a hassle to deal with. A major contributor to our blood pressure is diet. Once we become accustomed to a certain diet, we find it hard to adjust. However, we eventually need … The post 21 foods that raise blood pressure level appeared first on Bel Marra Health - Breaking Health News and Health Information.

A reading called the ‘key to life’: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

One in 3 American adults has high blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association. Millions with the condition are unaware they have it, putting them at risk for heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, vision loss and more. Fortunately, high blood pressure, also called hypertension, can be detected easily through a common test conducted during a […]

Childhood exposure to cardiovascular risk factors impairs learning and memory in midlife

(University of Turku) A Finnish study coordinated by the Research Centre of Applied and Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Turku shows that exposure to cardiovascular risk factors, such as high blood pressure, elevated serum LDL-cholesterol and smoking in childhood and adolescence, is associated with poorer learning ability and memory in middle age.

Social Smoking Carries Same Heart-Disease Risks as Everyday Habit

Social smokers' risk for high blood pressure and high cholesterol is identical to those who light up every day, new research has found.

Cardiovascular risk factors at an early age linked to poorer cognitive performance later in life: Study

Having poor health during adulthood, such as high blood pressure and cholesterol, has always been known to lead to cognitive deficiencies later in life. However, new research suggests that having these cardiovascular risk factors inShow More Summary

Do You Really Need to Eat Less Salt?

For decades, heart doctors and government recommendations have warned that eating too much salt can cause high blood pressure, which puts a person at risk for heart-related problems. That’s unfortunate for 89% of Americans, who consume more than the recommended sodium limit each day. Yet some studies, including a new one, suggest that people who…

Medical News Today: Diabetes and hypertension: What is the relationship?

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is linked to diabetes, and each condition can make the other worse. How can people reduce the associated risks?

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