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High blood pressure reversed in offspring of hypertensive rats

Researchers have demonstrated how harmful health complications passed from mother rats to their offspring can be reversed. The tests may point the way toward preventing the transfer of certain health conditions from human mothers to their children.

Researchers reverse high blood pressure in offspring of hypertensive rats

(University of Iowa) University of Iowa researchers have demonstrated how harmful health complications passed from mother rats to their offspring can be reversed. The tests may point the way toward preventing the transfer of certain health conditions from human mothers to their children.

Hypertension treatment for females starts with how a high-salt diet affects their blood pressure

(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Many of us have noted how our hands and feet swell after eating too much salt. Now scientists are exploring how high salt intake can also make cells throughout the body of females swell, rupture, dump their contents and die, triggering an immune reaction that contributes to chronic high blood pressure.

Interventions Improve Medication Adherence, Decrease Risk of Hospitalizations

Poor adherence to medication regimens is a common problem among patients with cardiovascular diseases like high blood pressure, heart disease, and heart failure. Poor adherence is one reason mortality rates among those patients remain high. Show More Summary

This Deadly Pregnancy Condition Affects Thousands of Moms Every Year

Preeclampsia is a condition that affects five to eight percent of all pregnancies, which is characterized by high blood pressure and protein in the urine and also causes slower blood flow to the placenta. Symptoms of preeclampsia can...Show More Summary

Your risk of heart disease goes up because of this

When it comes to protecting your heart, you know the drill: Eat well, don’t smoke, reduce stress, exercise, mind your alcohol, and manage other conditions like blood pressure and cholesterol. High blood pressure and cholesterol are large...Show More Summary

Judge Kicks Benicar Claims

Benicar is used to treat high blood pressure.  In June 2015, numerous plaintiffs sued the manufacturer of Benicar, Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. and Forest Laboratories LLC in the St. Louis Circuit Court.  Plaintiffs alleged injuries from taking the drug. Show More Summary

Consumer Health Tips: How to check your blood pressure

Measuring blood pressure Video: Using a manual monitor Video: Using an automatic monitor Checking your blood pressure at home is an important part of managing high blood pressureBlood pressure monitors are available widely and without a prescription, so home monitoring is an easy step toward improving your condition. Before you start, it's important to know […]

Exercise during pregnancy may help obese women avoid dangerous complications

(Reuters Health) - Exercise may be an efficient way for obese pregnant women to lower their risk of diabetes, dangerously high blood pressure and other complications, research suggests.

First look at Omron Evolv: Smart blood pressure tracking on Android

Second in a series of how Modern Dad is trying to not die of high blood pressure after years and years of running a tech site. (And doing other unhealthy things.) OK, OK. Health tech isn't maybe quite as sexy as the news SmartWatchWear 5000. Show More Summary

Hypertension prevention: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries. The more blood your heart pumps and the narrower your arteries, the higher your blood pressure. High blood pressure, known as hypertension, generally develops over many years. Uncontrolled hypertension increases your risk of […]

How the Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor helped save Modern Dad

Fun fact: Seven years of running Android Central might well leave you with high blood pressure. Or maybe it was just a coincidence.... That's the bad news.... The good news is that 2016 was the year I decided to take my health a little more seriously. Show More Summary

$9.4 million grant helps scientists explore how cell death from high blood pressure fuels even highe

(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) It's been known for decades that a bacterial infection can raise your blood pressure short term, but now scientists are putting together the pieces of how our own dying cells can fuel chronically high, destructive pressure.

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

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 […]

Delicious smoothie helps lower blood pressure

What if lowering your blood pressure was super-delicious? Well, it could be! In fact, it could be as easy as blending the right fruits into a smoothie! High blood pressure is a reading over 140/90 mm Hg, but even if … The post Delicious smoothie helps lower blood pressure appeared first on Bel Marra Health - Breaking Health News and Health Information.

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As a physician, student of health policy, and human being, I depend on facts. Here are some examples. As a physician: Treating high blood pressure prevents heart attacks and strokes and prolongs life. Treating diabetes prevents blindness,...Show More Summary

Researchers Find Unhealthy Gut Microbes a Cause of Hypertension

Researchers have found that the microorganisms residing in the intestines (microbiota) play a role in the development of high blood pressure in rats. The study is published in Physiological Genomics. It was chosen as an APS select article for February.

Tailored treatment? 107 genes found linked to high blood pressure

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

In the US and the UK, high blood pressure affects approximately one in every three adults and is a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Efforts to combat the condition through customized treatments might have just gotten...Show More Summary

Active lifestyle linked with healthier blood pressure in African-Americans

3 weeks agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Reuters Health) - African-Americans are less likely to develop high blood pressure if they're physically active throughout the week, according to a new study of people living in Jackson, Mississippi.

Over 100 new blood pressure genes could provide new targets for treating hypertension

Scientists have found 107 new gene regions associated with high blood pressure, potentially enabling doctors to identify at-risk patients and target treatments.

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