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Wake Up Call

I went back to the doctor on Monday.  Of course, my blood pressure had been great for the whole week before going.  I get there, and it is high. Lovely.  You gotta love white coat syndrome. Just the thought of having to go back to the hospital if it is high, makes it high. ANYWHO…The […] The post Wake Up Call appeared first on It Sux To Be Fat.

Acupuncture Could Be a Viable Treatment for Hypertension

Treating high blood pressure might not require prescription medication in some cases. Researchers with the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine have found patients with hypertension treated with acupuncture experienced drops in their blood pressure that lasted up to a month and a half. Their work is the first to scientifically confirm that this ancient […]

Women with hypertension in pregnancy and their siblings face increased risk of heart disease

High blood pressure during pregnancy is a risk factor for future hypertension and cardiovascular disease, but it’s not clear if this increased risk is because these women are more likely to have a family history of heart disease or if elevated blood pressure during pregnancy causes long-term metabolic and vascular abnormalities. A new study is now providing some insights.

Medical News Today: Could hypertension during pregnancy signal elevated risk for siblings?

The male siblings of women who have high blood pressure during pregnancy are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease in later life, a new study finds.

New study claims Vitamin D supplement not effective in strengthening bones in older women

Vitamin D is long known to help the body in absorbing calcium, which forms and maintains strong bones. It may also protect against osteoporosis, high blood pressure, cancer, and other diseases. But according to new research, high doses of vitamin D are now found to be ineffective in improving bone strength among postmenopausal women.

Women with Hypertension in Pregnancy and Their Siblings Face Increased Risk of Heart Disease

Compared with their sister(s) who had normal blood pressure during pregnancy, women who had hypertension in pregnancy were more likely to develop hypertension later in life. Brothers and sisters of women who had high blood pressureShow More Summary

New approach to tackling uncontrolled high blood pressure shows significant results

Scientists have successfully improved blood pressure control among patients with severe intolerance to antihypertensive medication -- by using medicines in unconventional ways and treating patients with a 'stepped care' approach (where the most effective yet least intensive treatment is delivered to patients first).

New approach to tackling uncontrolled high blood pressure shows significant results

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust have successfully improved blood pressure control among patients with severe intolerance to antihypertensive medication - by using medicines in unconventional...Show More Summary

Medical News Today: Acupuncture may reduce high blood pressure

Trial shows electroacupuncture - acupuncture that uses low-intensity electrical pulses - can lower high blood pressure for up to 6 weeks in untreated hypertensive patients.

Severe Headache in Pregnant Women: When to Worry

If a pregnant woman with high blood pressure and no history of headache suddenly develops a headache that quickly gets worse, she could be at risk for pregnancy complications, including preeclampsia, which put both the mother and fetus at risk.

WWE legend ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper died of heart attack caused by blood clot

The cause of death for “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, the WWE Hall of Famer and wrestling legend, was a heart attack caused by a blood clot in one of his lungs. Piper, 61, had suffered from high blood pressure, according to the death certificate obtained by TMZ, and was found dead July 31 inside his Hollywood, […]

Heart Disease Prevention - Does Slim Hypertensive People Have Higher Cardiovascular Risk?

While overweight or obese people with hypertension (high blood pressure) could end up with disastrous outcome, some previous studies done in the past 30 years did suggest that thinner people with hypertension might have worse outcomes than overweight or obese people. Show More Summary

German crime novels and high blood pressure

Don't jump to any conclusions based on the title.  This post is not about how reading German crime novels raises blood pressure.  Quite the contrary, it is about how reading German crime novels dramatically lowers blood pressure, at least for one of my friends. Most people treat their high blood pressure with one of the […]

Pulmonary Hypertension: A Growing Problem in U.S. Children

A review of 15 years' worth of data in a national pediatric medical database has documented a substantial increase in the rate of hospitalizations for children with a form of high blood pressure once most common in those with congenital heart disease.

Adrenals Run Amok: Discovery Could Aid Precision Medicine for High Blood Pressure

Each of your kidneys wears a little yellow cap that helps keep blood pressure in check, and much more. But in some people, it starts running amok, pumping out a hormone that sends blood pressure sky-high. Why this happens is still a mystery. But new findings could help figure out what's going on.

Projected benefits of high blood pressure treatment in China

An expanded program of treatment for hypertension could prevent about 800,000 cardiovascular disease events every year in China, according to a modeling study. The predictions of this simulation indicate that such a program should also be borderline cost-effective, provided low cost essential anti-hypertensive drugs are used.

Medical News Today: Gradual increase in salt intake linked to high blood pressure

A Japanese study that followed the sodium intakes and blood pressures of healthy people confirms dietary sodium is associated with hypertension.

Another user, another lame excuse

4 weeks agoSports / Boxing : Boxing.com

“Thompson argued the banned substance entered his body through a medication taken for high blood pressure…”

Key factor for stability of capillaries in brain identified

The brain needs a lot of oxygen – so every last corner of the brain’s tissue is served by a dense network of fine blood vessels. When these capillaries are damaged by high blood pressure or age, doctors call the condition cerebral small vessel disease. Show More Summary

Way to a Better Lifestyle: How Smartwatches will Make us Health Smart

last monthHealth : Vigyanix

The definition of healthy life has changed multifold in past few years. The concept of ‘lifestyle diseases’ has made a separate space in the medical world. Diseases  like diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, are occurring more frequently than common cold. Show More Summary

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