Hypertension

Covid More Lethal For People Living With Hiv

THURSDAY, May 13, 2021 -- Like certain health conditions including cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure, new research shows that having HIV or AIDS increases a person's risk of catching and dying from COVID-19. For the study, researchers from...
Related topics: AIDS, HIV, Virus, Cancer, Oncology, Diabetes, Blood Pressure, Medical Research

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Black Women More Likely To Have Idiopathic Intracranial Htn

WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 -- Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is more likely among Black and Hispanic women, as well as those living in low-income tracts and food swamps, with the correlation with Black race remaining significant after...

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Aha News: 5 Things To Know About Blood Pressure Before It's A Problem

WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Blood pressure is more than just numbers your doctor writes on a chart. To explain it, Dr. Shawna Nesbitt, medical director of the Hypertension Clinic at Parkland Hospital in Dallas,...
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New Drugs Could Help Treat Obesity. Could They End The Stigma, Too?

The hope is that new treatments will encourage people to think of obesity as a chronic disease, like high blood pressure or diabetes.
Related topics: Obesity, Blood Pressure, Diabetes

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Longitudinal Cv Risk Inversely Linked To Cognitive Performance

MONDAY, May 10, 2021 -- Elevated systolic blood pressure, high serum total cholesterol, and obesity from childhood through adulthood are inversely associated with midlife cognitive performance, according to a study published online May 10 in...
Related topics: Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Obesity, Childhood Obesity, Medical Research

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Managing Children's Weight, Blood Pressure And Cholesterol Protects Brain Function Mid-life

Having high blood pressure, high cholesterol and/or obesity from childhood through middle age were linked to poorer brain function by middle age. These cardiovascular risk factors were linked with low memory, learning, visual processing, attention...
Related topics: Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Obesity, Childhood Obesity, Cardiology

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Are You Taking A Med That's Raising Your Blood Pressure?

FRIDAY, May 7, 2021 -- Nearly one in five Americans with high blood pressure use medications that can cause blood pressure to spike, a preliminary study shows. The researchers said the findings are concerning, given how many people have difficulty...
Related topics: Blood Pressure, Medical Research

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Coffee Intake May Be Driven By Cardiovascular Symptoms

Observational results show those with hypertension, angina, or arrhythmia drink less coffee than those without. That behavior may explain mixed results in studies of coffee's effects. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Cardiology, Angina Pectoris

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Congenital Heart Disease Surgery Tied To Later Hypertension

MONDAY, May 3, 2021 -- The incidence of hypertension is 12 times higher in children with surgical repair of congenital heart disease (CHD) versus healthy, matched children without CHD, according to a study published online April 8 in JAMA Network...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Medical Research

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Hypertension Guidelines; Ongoing Covid Symptoms: It's Tthealthwatch!

(MedPage Today) -- TTHealthWatch is a weekly podcast from Texas Tech. In it, Elizabeth Tracey, director of electronic media for Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Rick Lange, MD, president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso...
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Intermittent Fasting May Tweak Gut Bacteria To Lower High Blood Pressure

Intermittent fasting may spur gut bacteria changes that lower blood pressure, according to a new study from Baylor College of Medicine. The findings were based on lab rats with spontaneous high blood pressure, as well as normal, healthy rodents, who...
Related topics: Bacteria, Blood Pressure, Medical Research

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Bernie Madoff Died Of Hypertension, Kidney Disease, Death Certificate Shows

Bernie Madoff died of plaque build-up in his arteries and terminal kidney failure ... according to his death certificate. According to the doc, obtained by TMZ, Bernie's immediate cause of death is listed as hypertension, atherosclerotic…
Related topics: Kidney Disease

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Aha Issues New Advice On Managing Stage 1 Hypertension

If lifestyle changes alone fail to lower slightly elevated blood pressure within 6 months, consider adding medication, the AHA says in a new scientific statement. Medscape Medical News
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Consider Meds For Persistent Stage 1 Htn At Six Months

THURSDAY, April 29, 2021 -- Consideration should be given to the addition of medications for adults with stage 1 hypertension not meeting blood pressure goals after six months of lifestyle therapy, according to a scientific statement issued by the...
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Uspstf Reaffirms Benefit Of Hypertension Screening For Adults

TUESDAY, April 27, 2021 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force reaffirms the benefit for screening all adults for hypertension. This finding is the basis for a final recommendation statement, published in the April 27 issue of the Journal of...

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Common Complication Of Pregnancy Tied To Higher Stroke Risk Later

TUESDAY, April 27, 2021 -- Having preeclampsia during pregnancy significantly increases a woman's future risk of stroke, researchers say. Preeclampsia happens when a woman with previously normal blood pressure suddenly develops high blood...
Related topics: Stroke, Preeclampsia, Medical Research, Blood Pressure

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Bariatric Surgery Promising In Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

(MedPage Today) -- Among women with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) and a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or higher, bariatric surgery was a more effective means of reducing intracranial pressure and sustaining disease remission compared...

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One-quarter In Ocular Htn Treatment Study Developed Visual Field Loss

FRIDAY, April 23, 2021 -- During long-term follow-up, about one-quarter of participants in the Ocular Hypertension Treatment study developed visual field loss, according to a study published online April 19 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Michael A. Kass,...
Related topics: Medical Research, Ophthalmology

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Migraine Before Menopause Could Be Linked To High Blood Pressure Later

FRIDAY, April 23, 2021 -- If you suffered migraine headaches before menopause, you're at higher risk for high blood pressure once your periods stop, a new study warns. Migraines occur more often in women than men, and are most common in the years...
Related topics: Migraine, Menopause, Blood Pressure, Medical Research

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Migraine Linked To Hypertension Among Menopausal Women

WEDNESDAY, April 21, 2021 -- For menopausal women, a history of migraine is associated with hypertension, according to a study published online April 21 in Neurology. Conor James MacDonald, Ph.D., from the Institut Gustave Roussy in Villejuif,...
Related topics: Migraine, Menopause, Medical Research

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