Ezekiel J. Emanuel writes: The big problem is profitability. Unlike drugs for cholesterol or high blood pressure, or insulin for diabetes, which are taken every day for life, antibiotics tend to be given for a short time, a week or at most a few months. So profits have to be made on brief usage. Furthermore, […]
Perhaps this has happened to you: You go to the doctor, for a checkup or a sprained ankle, and find that your blood pressure is high.Not really high, not hypertension high, but borderline high. Say 130 over 85. Normal blood pressure is 120/80 or below, and hypertension is defined as 140/90 or higher.Read full article >>
Aldosteronism is responsible for a large number of cases of high blood pressure. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. William Young tells us what aldosteronism is and what can be done about it. To listen, click the link below. Aldosteronism
Wind Farm Syndrome (WFS) describes a range of ailments experienced by people living near wind farms. Sufferers have reported nausea, headaches, sleeplessness, and high blood pressure, all allegedly caused by the omnipresent low-frequency drone of rotating windmills. The problem is that WFS probably doesn't exist. Show More Summary
Engineered bacteria could become treatments for common diseases. Probiotic treatments have been proposed for everything from allergies to high blood pressure. And now here's another possibility of how dosing our systems with "good bacteria" can make us healthier—as a remedy for diabetes. Read Full Story
Coconut oil is one of many foods that get called a "superfood" by nutritionists promoting fad diets, but it may actually be true. It has a combination of fatty acids that can have profound positive effects on health, including claims...Show More Summary
The American Medical Group Foundation (AMGF) has been awarded a $150,000 grant over 12 months by United Health Foundation to help support its national Measure Up/Pressure Down(r) high blood pressure campaign.
Lawyers for Jamaica Hospital say he had high blood pressure and paranoid delusions that his fellow cops were conspiring against him.
Being rich in omega-3 fatty acids, tuna fish contains 2 main kinds of omega-3 fatty acids, namely DHA and EPA. People who eat foods rich in DHA and EPA will have a lower risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and stroke. Show More Summary
Drinking more than two alcoholic beverages a day in middle-age raised stroke risks more than traditional factors such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Heavy drinking in mid-life was linked to having a stroke about five years earlier in life irrespective of genetic and early-life factors.
During Heart Month, the Cardiovascular Institute of New Jersey at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is promoting the importance of controlling high blood pressure, also called hypertension, in order to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and other related chronic disorders in adults.
A new compound, called AP39, which generates minute quantities of the gas hydrogen sulfide inside cells, could be beneficial in cases of high blood pressure and diseases of the blood vessels that occur with aging and diabetes, new research suggests.
Eating a healthy diet can prevent many diseases including heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure and stroke. The message is clear and well understood by people. In fact, Americans’ eating habits have improved, except among the poor. Show More Summary
A revolutionary device has been shown to significantly lower blood pressure among patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure, compared to those treated with usual drug measures - according to research from Queen Mary University of...Show More Summary
Many risk factors that might cause a person to get a heart attack include age, lack of physical activity, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stress, and family history of heart attack. But a recent study also link one’s credit score to getting a heart attack. Show More Summary
As part of a plan to improve our practice’s quality of care for patients with high blood pressure, my office’s nurse announces at every morning huddle which patients on that day’s schedule had a blood pressure measurement of greater than 140/90 at their last visit. Most of these patients have measurements consistent with mild hypertension […]
It's been well established among doctors and researchers alike, that babies with lower birth weight have a greater risk of having high blood pressure later in life. However, a new study is the first to suggest that the exercise habits of expecting moms can actually reverse this long-standing belief.
Chronic (long-term) hypertension increases a person's susceptibility to glaucoma, a new study has found. These results suggest that doctors should consider a patient's blood pressure levels in managing the potentially blinding eye disorder.
A new study published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS) has found that chronic (long term) hypertension increases a person's susceptibility to glaucoma. These results suggest that doctors should consider a patient's blood pressure levels in managing the potentially blinding eye disorder.
In the first decade of this century, deaths attributed to high blood pressure have increased nearly 40 percent – roughly one in three adults in the US now suffer from the…