Hypertension

Medical News Today: Everything You Need To Know About Berberine

Berberine is a naturally occurring compound in plants such as goldenseal, Oregon grape, and tree turmeric. By making changes within the body’s cells, it may help treat conditions such as high blood pressure, inflammation, and cancer. Learn more...
Related topics: Blood Pressure, Cancer, Oncology

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Breast Cancer, Hair Loss, Hypertension: 6 At-home Self Exams Everyone Should Do - Cnet

Taking care of your health starts at home. These apps and devices can help you look for signs of issues before they become serious.
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Systolic, Diastolic Htn Contribute To Adverse Cv Events

THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 -- Both systolic and diastolic hypertension contribute independently to the risk for adverse cardiovascular events, according to a study published in the July 18 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Alexander C....
Related topics: Cardiology, Medical Research

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High Blood Pressure And High Cholesterol May Pose Special Risks In Young Adults

Men and women under 40 may be at risk for heart failure or heart disease if they have hypertension or high levels of “bad” cholesterol.
Related topics: Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Cardiovascular Disease, Heart Failure

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Cvd Risk Up In Later Life For Young Adults With High Ldl Or Hypertension

TUESDAY, July 16, 2019 -- Young adult exposures to elevated systolic and diastolic blood pressure (SBP and DBP) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) are associated with increased risks for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in later life, according to a...
Related topics: Blood Pressure, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology

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High-fiber Diets Might Shield Against A Common Pregnancy Complication

FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 -- More vegetables, more whole grains: New research finds that diets rich in fiber might help pregnant women avoid a dangerous spike in blood pressure. The common obstetric complication is called preeclampsia, and it occurs...
Related topics: Medical Research, Blood Pressure, Preeclampsia

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Rx Anecdate: Contra-narrative

At my recent annual physical, i was prescribed, at the tender age of 39(shut up), my first-ever maintenance med: 10 mg daily of Lisinopril for moderately high blood pressure.[ed: this came as somewhat of a shock, inasmuch as I'd heretofore been...
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Uncontrolled Diabetes, Hypertension Rates High In Ckd Patients

THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 -- For patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), the prevalence of uncontrolled hypertension and diabetes is high and has not improved over time, according to a study published online July 11 in the Clinical Journal of...
Related topics: Diabetes, Kidney Disease, Medical Research

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Aha News: 5 Threats To Heart Health You May Not Be Aware Of

THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Many people can recite the major risk factors for heart disease, the stuff of posters, public service ads and dire warnings: smoking, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, high...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, American Diabetes Association, Smoking, Blood Pressure, Obesity, Diabetes

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Vitamin D Important For Preeclampsia Prevention

A new study suggests vitamin D may reverse impaired cell interactions in the blood vessels that occur in preeclampsia--a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure. The finding is published ahead of print in the American Journal of...
Related topics: Vitamins, Preeclampsia, Medical Research, Blood Pressure

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Exercising When You Have High Blood Pressure

FRIDAY, July 5, 2019 -- High blood pressure is a serious risk factor for heart disease, stroke and other life-threatening medical conditions. While many people need medication and dietary changes to control their blood pressure, exercise is a key...
Related topics: Blood Pressure, Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke

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Cms Expands Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring Coverage

Medicare agreed to an AMA-AHA request to cover ABPM for suspected cases of masked hypertension. It also lowered the hypertension threshold for this coverage from 140/90 mm Hg to 130/80 mm Hg. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Blood Pressure, Medicare

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Low Vitamin D At Birth Linked To Kids' High Blood Pressure Risk

MONDAY, July 1, 2019 -- Infants and young children with vitamin D deficiency may have a heightened risk for elevated blood pressure later in childhood and in their teens, a new study finds. Researchers followed 775 children in Boston from birth to...
Related topics: Vitamin Deficiency - Avitaminosis, Vitamins, Blood Pressure, Medical Research

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Blood Pressure Drug Recall Expands Again: What You Need To Know

The ongoing blood pressure medication recall has been expanded once again, the FDA announced this week. The expansion covers the hypertension drug losartan potassium, some batches of which were found to have unacceptably high levels of an impurity...
Related topics: Blood Pressure, Food And Drug Administration

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Even Slightly Elevated Blood Pressure Early In Pregnancy A Bad Sign

THURSDAY, June 27, 2019 -- Even a small increase in blood pressure during your first trimester could spell bigger trouble later in your pregnancy, new research suggests. Those troubles can include gestational high blood pressure, which develops...
Related topics: Blood Pressure, Medical Research

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Air Pollution Bad News For Your Blood Pressure

THURSDAY, June 27, 2019 -- In yet another finding that shows air pollution is bad for more than just your lungs, a new study suggests long-term exposure could raise your risk of high blood pressure and metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome...
Related topics: Blood Pressure, Medical Research

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High Bp Early In Pregnancy Linked To Birth Risks

High blood pressure during the first trimester of pregnancy was linked to higher risk for gestational hypertension and preeclampsia, a study found. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Blood Pressure, Preeclampsia, Medical Research

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Fitbit, Cardiogram Partner To Bring Heart Health Screening To Users’ Wrists

Fitbit owners can now send their heart rate and step count data to the Cardiogram mobile app, which uses a clinically proven, disease-detecting algorithm that targets sleep apnea, hypertension, arrhythmia, and diabetes.
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Algorithms, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes

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Study Finds Link Between Hypertension And Air Pollution

A new study soon to appear in the Journal of Public Health suggests that air pollution and living in apartment buildings may be associated with an increased risk for dangerous conditions like heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.
Related topics: Medical Research, Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes

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Does Hypertension Pose A Health Risk To Older Adults Who Wish To Donate A Kidney?

* Among older living kidney donors, those with hypertension had higher risk of developing kidney failure through 15 years after donation; however, the absolute risk was small. * Hypertension was not linked with a higher risk of early death among...

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