Blood Pressure

Breastfeeding, Even For A Few Days, Linked To Lower Blood Pressure In Early Childhood

Babies who were breastfed, even for a few days, had lower blood pressure at 3 years of age than children who had never been breastfed. Toddlers who had been breastfed had lower blood pressure regardless of their body mass index or their mothers'...

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Breastfed Babies Have Healthier Blood Pressure As Kids

WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2021 -- Here's another reason for new moms to give breastfeeding a try: Toddlers who were breastfed for even a few days have lower blood pressure than those who always got a bottle, research finds. And lower blood pressure at...
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Statin Users May Have Added Protection Against Severe Covid-19

TUESDAY, July 20, 2021 -- Could cholesterol-lowering statins help lower your risk of dying from COVID-19? For patients with a history of high blood pressure or heart disease, the answer appears to be yes. At least that's the conclusion of a new...
Related topics: Cholesterol, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Disease

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Hypertension Is Killing Pregnant Mothers. Blood Pressure Monitoring Can Help. [podcast]

“Hypertensive disorders with onset during pregnancies are among the leading causes of maternal and infant mortality and morbidity in the U.S. and can have far-reaching consequences for the long-term health of the mother and child. In Dr....
Related topics: Hypertension, Podcasts

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Intensive Bp Control After Ich May Be Risky For Some Patients

MONDAY, July 19, 2021 -- Intensive blood pressure (BP) reduction for acute intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) may increase the risk for death or disability in some patients with renal impairment, according to a study published online July 1 in...
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Blood Pressure Drug May Help Patients With Noncancerous Brain Tumors

New research led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Massachusetts Eye and Ear indicates that the blood pressure drug losartan may benefit patients with neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2), a hereditary condition associated with...
Related topics: Brain Tumors, Cancer, Medical Research

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Eating Whole Grains Linked To Smaller Increases In Waist Size, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar

A study finds middle- to older-aged adults who ate more servings of whole grains, compared to those who ate fewer, were more likely to have smaller increases in waist size, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels as they aged. All three are linked...
Related topics: Blood Sugar (glucose), Medical Research

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Eating Whole Grains Linked To Smaller Increases In Waist Size, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar

A study finds middle- to older-aged adults who ate more servings of whole grains, compared to those who ate fewer, were more likely to have smaller increases in waist size, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels as they aged. All three are linked...
Related topics: Blood Sugar (glucose), Medical Research

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Penn State Health One Of Six Health Systems In Nation To Add Physical Activity As A Vital Sign

When visiting a health care provider, most people expect to have their body temperature, pulse, weight and blood pressure measured. Some Penn State Health patients can also anticipate questions about how much they exercise. The health system is one...

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5-minute Daily Breathing Exercise May Equal Meds In Lowering Blood Pressure

WEDNESDAY, July 7, 2021 -- A quick daily "workout" for the breathing muscles may help people lower their blood pressure to a similar degree as exercise or even medication, a small study suggests. The technique is called inspiratory muscle strength...
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Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked To Elevated Bp In Teens

THURSDAY, July 1, 2021 -- Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with elevated blood pressure (eBP) in adolescence, according to a study published online June 23 in JAMA Cardiology. Julio Fernandez-Mendoza, Ph.D., from Penn State...
Related topics: Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sleep Apnea, Medical Research, Cardiology

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Five Minutes To Lower Blood Pressure

A new CU Boulder study shows that a five-minute exercise per day, which is described as “strength training for your breathing muscles,” lowers blood pressure, improves vascular health, and can be done daily. The Journal of the American Heart...
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Embryo Freezing For Ivf Appears Linked To Blood Pressure Problems In Pregnancy

A large cohort study drawn from the national IVF registry of France, which included almost 70,000 pregnancies delivered after 22 weeks gestation between 2013 and 2018, has found a higher risk of pre-eclampsia and hypertension in pregnancies derived...
Related topics: Hypertension, Medical Research

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5-minute Breathing Workout Lowers Blood Pressure As Much As Exercise, Drugs

A new study shows that a breathing exercise known as Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training can reduce blood pressure in weeks, with benefits on par with daily exercise or medication.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Sleep Apnea In Childhood A Bad Sign For Teenage Heart Health

MONDAY, June 28, 2021 -- Teens who've had sleep apnea since childhood have a much higher risk of high blood pressure than those who never had sleep apnea, new research shows. "Our study showed that pediatric sleep apnea can act as a gateway to...
Related topics: Sleep Apnea, Hypertension, Medical Research

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Aha News: Doctor Thought High Blood Pressure Was His Only Problem – Then He Had A Heart Attack

MONDAY, June 28, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Dr. David Watlington knew his family history put him at increased risk of heart disease. Even so, when he was diagnosed with high blood pressure in February, he blamed it on the 18 pounds...
Related topics: Hypertension, Cardiovascular Disease

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11 Ways Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Can Affect Your Body

Checking blood pressure. kurhan/Shutterstock Those who experience a traumatic event, especially early in life, may be at risk of developing PTSD. Insider spoke with Dr. Michael Murphy about how PTSD can affect the body. People with PTSD may be at...
Related topics: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Stress

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Higher Selenium And Manganese Levels During Pregnancy May Protect Babies From Future High Blood...

Children who were exposed to higher levels of trace minerals manganese and selenium during their mothers' pregnancy had a lower risk of high blood pressure in childhood, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School...
Related topics: Hypertension, Medical Research

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Bariatric Surgery Leads To Better Cv Function In Pregnancy

The cardiovascular adaptation of pregnant women after bariatric surgery suggests better hemodynamic function through lower blood pressure, heart rate, and cardiac output, new data show. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Cardiology

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Guidelines Updated For Managing Bp In Ckd Patients Not On Dialysis

TUESDAY, June 22, 2021 -- For patients with high blood pressure (BP) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) who are not receiving dialysis, a systolic BP of <120 mm Hg measured by standardized technique should be targeted, according to a synopsis of...
Related topics: Dialysis, Hypertension, Kidney Disease

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