Blood Pressure

Aha News: What Do Heart Patients Need To Know About Covid-19 Now?

MONDAY, Aug. 10, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- In the months since COVID-19 emerged, medical experts have learned a lot about the threat it poses to people with issues such as high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity or cardiovascular...
Related topics: American Diabetes Association, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Cardiology

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Arb Slows Cognitive Decline In Trial... But How?

(MedPage Today) -- The angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) candesartan had cognitive benefits that were likely independent of the drug's blood pressure (BP)-lowering effect, a small randomized trial indicated. People randomized to candesartan...

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Samsung Announces Galaxy Watch 3, Gets Fda Approval For Ecg, Blood Pressure Tracking

We’ve had so many leaks and spills about the new Samsung devices that the official announcement seems to be a bit anticlimactic. But here we are now after the Unpacked Event with the officially official news about their newest wearable, the Galaxy...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration

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Does Porn Cause Erectile Dysfunction...or Not?

According to UW Health, around 5 percent of men that are 40 years old have complete erectile dysfunction. That number increases to about 15 percent by age 70.While there are many things that can cause or contribute to ED (such as high blood...
Related topics: Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension

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Frustrating Study Warns Antioxidant Foods May Fuel Certain Cancers

It’s a popular trend to eat antioxidant-rich foods for their health-promoting effects. These polyphenols, flavonoids, and other plant compounds have been linked with a variety of benefits, including reducing blood pressure, helping control...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology

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Plant-based Diets Shown To Lower Blood Pressure Even With Limited Meat And Dairy

Consuming a plant-based diet can lower blood pressure even if small amounts of meat and dairy are consumed too, according to new research.
Related topics: Diet, Medical Research

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Wealthier Men Are More Likely To Develop High Blood Pressure

Working men with higher incomes are more likely to develop high blood pressure, reports a new study.
Related topics: Hypertension, Medical Research

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Study Identifies ‘top 10’ Lifestyle-related Risk Factors For Dementia

REUTERS/Regis DuvignauSome research has found that treating high blood pressure reduces the risk of dementia.Although genetics plays a role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, lifestyle factors are also involved....
Related topics: Medical Research, Dementia, Reuters, Hypertension, Genetics, Alzheimer's Disease

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Plant-based Diets Are Great For High Blood Pressure Even If You Cheat

Find a person who claims to have never cheated on a diet and you’ll likely have found yourself a liar, or so the popular thought goes. It is difficult to stick to a strict eating protocol, particularly if that protocol involves removing very...
Related topics: Hypertension, Diet

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Triumph: A Caveat To Polypill's Benefit In Hypertension

(MedPage Today) -- A triple combination antihypertensive pill was associated with improved blood pressure (BP) control despite more therapeutic inertia, according to a secondary analysis of the TRIUMPH trial. People who didn't achieve their BP...
Related topics: Hypertension

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Beta Blocker Heart Meds Might Pose Special Risks For Women

MONDAY, July 13, 2020 -- Millions of Americans are prescribed blood pressure medicines called beta blockers, especially after a heart attack. But a new Italian study finds that these go-to drugs might not work as well for women as they do for...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Common Hypertension Medications May Reduce Colorectal Cancer Risk

People who take angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-i) or angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) for conditions such as high blood pressure were less likely to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer after having a normal colonoscopy. This is...
Related topics: Hypertension, Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Enzymes, Colonoscopy

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Lifetime Discrimination Linked To Increased Risk Of High Blood Pressure Among African-americans

It’s been well documented that African-Americans are at higher risk of developing high blood pressure (hypertension) than other racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Here in Minnesota, for example, 30 percent of African-Americans have...
Related topics: Hypertension, African-American

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Self-measured Bp Monitoring At Home 'more Important Than Ever'

A joint policy statement from the AHA and AMA reaffirms the value of self-measured blood pressure monitoring at home to detect and control hypertension. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Hypertension

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Htn Linked To Being On The Receiving End Of Racism

(MedPage Today) -- African Americans experiencing more unfair treatment based on race were more likely to develop high blood pressure (BP) in subsequent years, according to an analysis of the Jackson Heart Study. Experiencing lifetime levels of...
Related topics: African-American, Hypertension, Medical Research

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Blood Pressure, Retinal Vessel Diameters Connected In Children

MONDAY, June 29, 2020 -- Higher blood pressure is connected to narrowing of retinal arterioles in young children, according to a study published online June 29 in Hypertension. Giulia Lona, from the University of Basel in Switzerland, and...
Related topics: Hypertension, Medical Research

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Females Use Anti-inflammatory T Cells To Keep Their Blood Pressure Down

In the face of a multipronged front to drive blood pressure up, including a high-salt diet, females are better able to keep their pressure down by increasing levels of a T cell that selectively dials back inflammation, scientists say.
Related topics: Hypertension, Diet

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Transgenic Rice Lowers Blood Pressure Of Hypertensive Rats

In the future, taking your blood pressure medication could be as simple as eating a spoonful of rice. This 'treatment' could also have fewer side effects than current blood pressure medicines. As a first step, researchers have made transgenic rice...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Researchers Genetically Modified Rice To Replace Blood Pressure Drugs

Imagine eating food that is not only nutritious and filling, but also carefully engineered to address certain health issues. That’s the reality detailed in a recent study from the American Chemical Society, which details a type of...
Related topics: Medical Research, Genetics

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Home Bp Monitoring 'more Important Than Ever' During Pandemic

(MedPage Today) -- Keep screening for hypertension, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) reiterated in draft guidelines, while other groups urged home blood pressure monitoring as well. The USPSTF gave a grade A recommendation to in...
Related topics: Hypertension

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