Hypertension

Diabetes In Pregnancy Tied To Heart Risks In Young Adult Children

People whose mothers had diabetes were at higher risk of heart attacks, stroke, high blood pressure and diabetes before age 35.
Related topics: Diabetes, Stroke, Blood Pressure

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Hot Baths Can Ward Off Cardiovascular Diseases, Study Shows

New research suggests that taking hot baths, soaking in hot tubs or using saunas can prevent cardiovascular diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes. The research was presented last week at the Annual Meeting of the...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology, Medical Research, Blood Pressure, Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes

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Metabolic Surgery May Cut Risk For Cardiovascular Events, Death

MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 -- Metabolic surgery on patients with morbid obesity and pharmacologically treated hypertension is associated with lower risk for major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) and all-cause mortality versus individuals with...
Related topics: Cardiology, Obesity

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Talking Politics In The Exam Room: A Physician’s Obligation To Discuss The Political...

By HAYWARD ZWERLING I walked into my exam room to see a patient I first met two decades ago. On presentation, his co-morbidities included poorly controlled DM-1, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and a substance abuse disorder. Over the years our...

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The Positive Effects Of Optimism

In its Three Questions, Three Answers series, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Laura Kubzansky  discusses the  link between optimism and hypertension. Kubzansky, who is co-author of the  study, is the Lee Kum Kee Professor of...
Related topics: Harvard University, Medical Research

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Gut Microbiome Plays Important Role In Sleep Regulation

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects more than one billion people worldwide. Evidence suggests OSA can alter the gut microbiome (GM) and may promote OSA-associated co-morbidities, including diabetes, hypertension and cognitive problems. Researchers...
Related topics: Microbiome, Sleep Apnea, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Medical Research

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Spontaneous Nosebleeds Tied To High Blood Pressure

People with hypertension were more likely to have nosebleeds, and they tended to be more severe.
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Nhanes: Awareness And Control Of Hypertension Dropping Among American Adults

(MedPage Today) -- Study Authors: Paul Muntner, Shakia T. Hardy, et al.; Gregory Curfman, Howard Bauchner, Philip Greenland; Griffin P. Rodgers, Gary H. Gibbons Target Audience and Goal Statement: Primary care physicians, cardiologists The goal...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cardiology

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Ecg Challenge: Lightheadedness In The Ed

An older man with a history of hypertension and heart disease visits the ED with lightheadedness and a slow pulse. What's going on? Medscape Cardiology
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology

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Aha News: High Blood Pressure May Cause Poor Communication Between Brain Regions

MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- A test that measures blood flow changes in the brain shows people with high blood pressure are more likely to experience poorer communication between brain regions than those with normal...
Related topics: Blood Test, Blood Pressure

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Novel Mechanism May Confer Protection Against Glaucoma

Researchers provides the first evidence that patients with ocular hypertension may exhibit superior antioxidant protection that promotes resistance to the elevated intraocular pressure associated with glaucoma.
Related topics: Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Medical Research

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Children Who Take Steroids At Increased Risk For Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Blood Clots

Children who take oral steroids to treat asthma or autoimmune diseases have an increased risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, and blood clots, according to new researchers. The study is the first to quantify these complications of oral steroids in...
Related topics: Diabetes, Blood Pressure, Asthma, Medical Research

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Better Cardiovascular Health Linked To Lower Incident Htn

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2020 -- For adults without hypertension, better cardiovascular health as measured by Life's Simple 7 (LS7) is associated with a lower risk for incident hypertension, according to a study published online Sept. 16 in the...
Related topics: Cardiology, Medical Research

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Keep High Blood Pressure At Bay With Healthy Lifestyle

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2020 -- Want to fend off high blood pressure? New research adds to the pile of evidence showing that living healthy can help you avoid hypertension. The study included nearly 3,000 Black and white U.S. adults, aged 45 and...
Related topics: Blood Pressure, Medical Research

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Bariatric Surgery Tied To Fewer Heart Events In Hypertensive Cohort

(MedPage Today) -- In morbidly obese patients with hypertension, bariatric surgery improved cardiovascular outcomes and reduced all-cause mortality, suggesting it should be considered as a treatment option for this group, scientists said. Among...
Related topics: Obesity, Cardiology

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Aha News: Black Adults Aren't Getting Right Meds For Tough-to-treat High Blood Pressure

MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Black adults with hard-to-treat high blood pressure often don't get the right medications or receive counseling about the use of healthy behaviors to lower blood pressure, according to a...
Related topics: Blood Pressure

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Losing 13 Percent Of Your Weight Could Lead To Big Improvements In Your Health

New research shows such weight loss might lower the risks of diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis.
Related topics: Medical Research, Diabetes, Blood Pressure, Arthritis, Osteoarthritis

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Black Barbershop Htn Intervention Gets Telehealth Update

(MedPage Today) -- The success of a Black barbershop hypertension intervention persisted with the addition of a telemedicine component to reduce cost and improve efficiency of the program, a pilot study showed. Blood pressure (BP) fell from an...
Related topics: Medical Research, Blood Pressure

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Never Too Late To See Exercise Benefit?

(MedPage Today) -- Older people with hypertension had somewhat better control of their cardiometabolic risks when they maintained an active lifestyle, according to a longitudinal study from Korea. Uncontrolled hypertension was less likely in folks...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Diabetes, Alcohol And Hypertension; Probiotics Succeed For Kids With Obesity

(MedPage Today) -- For people with type 2 diabetes, drinking more than one alcoholic beverage per day was associated with an increased risk for high blood pressure. (Journal of the American Heart Association) The phase III LOGICS trial met its...
Related topics: Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, American Diabetes Association, Alcohol, Obesity, Blood Pressure

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