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What's the Best Way to Track Your Blood Pressure?

Posted 8 days ago by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 – Blood pressure readings taken with a portable monitor may be a much better gauge of your prognosis than readings at the doctor's office, new research suggests. The study of nearly 64,000 adults found that "ambulatory" blood pressure monitoring was clearly better at predicting a patient's risk of dying over the next five years, versus doctor's office readings. "The ...

Gene Twist Can Make Your Blood Pressure Spike From Salt

Posted 8 days ago by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 – New research sheds light on why some people's blood pressure is especially sensitive to salt. The research team previously discovered that a natural gene variation that occurs in 48 percent of people increases a person's chances of having blood pressure that's sensitive to salt. Their new study revealed how this gene variant prevents the body from eliminating excess ...

AHA: Hypertension Plus Prediabetes a Dangerous Duo for the Heart

Posted 8 days ago by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (American Heart Association) – High blood pressure and prediabetes together may do more harm to the body than either one alone. The first study of its type looking into the association between slightly elevated blood sugar levels and high blood pressure found that prediabetes didn't increase cardiovascular risk by itself. But when researchers looked at prediabetes ...

Exercise for High Blood Pressure? Most Not Keen on Idea

Posted 18 days ago by Drugs.com

SATURDAY, April 7, 2018 – When it comes to lowering high blood pressure, exercising is pretty much the last thing people want to do, a new survey shows. Much more preferable was popping a pill or sipping a cup of tea every day, the poll of 1,400 people found. The Yale researchers asked what treatment or intervention appealed the most, and they found that only a monthly shot ranked lower than ...

Raised Blood Pressure Before Pregnancy Linked to Miscarriage

Posted 2 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, April 2, 2018 – Young women with elevated blood pressure before pregnancy appear to have a greater risk of miscarriage, even if they haven't been diagnosed with full-blown high blood pressure, a new study suggests. Risk of pregnancy loss increases about 18 percent for every 10-point increase in a young woman's diastolic blood pressure (the lower number), which indicates how much pressure ...

Well-Done Meat May Not Be Good for Your Blood Pressure

Posted 22 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 – You might think twice about how you want that steak cooked. People who like their steak well-done instead of rare might face a slightly increased risk of high blood pressure, a preliminary study suggests. The study, of more than 100,000 U.S. adults, found the odds of high blood pressure were a bit higher among people who liked their meat grilled, broiled or roasted, ...

Noisy Workplace May Wreak Havoc on Your Heart

Posted 22 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 – Loud noise at work doesn't just threaten your hearing, it might also boost your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, a new U.S. government report suggests. "Reducing workplace noise levels is critical not just for hearing loss prevention – it may also impact blood pressure and cholesterol," said Dr. John Howard, director of the U.S. National Institute for ...

Wounded Combat Vets Face Increased Risk for High Blood Pressure

Posted 19 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 19, 2018 – U.S. war veterans who sustained severe combat wounds and have chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are at increased risk for high blood pressure, a new study says. The study included nearly 3,900 military veterans who had been severely wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan from February 2002 to February 2011. Their average age when they were wounded was 26. More than ...

Wounded Combat Vets Face Increased Risk for High Blood Pressure

Posted 19 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 19, 2018 – U.S. war veterans who sustained severe combat wounds and have chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are at increased risk for high blood pressure, a new study says. The study included nearly 3,900 military veterans who had been severely wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan from February 2002 to February 2011. Their average age when they were wounded was 26. More than ...

Wounded Combat Vets Face Increased Risk for High Blood Pressure

Posted 19 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 19, 2018 – U.S. war veterans who sustained severe combat wounds and have chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are at increased risk for high blood pressure, a new study says. The study included nearly 3,900 military veterans who had been severely wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan from February 2002 to February 2011. Their average age when they were wounded was 26. More than ...

Three-in-One Pill Shows Promise in Beating High Blood Pressure

Posted 13 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, March 13, 2018 – A pill that combines three blood pressure-lowering drugs improves people's chances of lowering their high blood pressure, researchers report. The pill contains low doses of the three medications – telmisartan, amlodipine and chlorthalidone. The finding stems from a study of 700 people, who averaged 56 years old. All had high blood pressure. Among those who took the ...

Great Recession of 2008 Triggered More Than Financial Woes

Posted 12 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 – The economic downturn of a decade ago did more than shrink retirement portfolios: New research shows it also took a toll on people's health. For instance, blood pressure and blood sugar levels went up. The study found that after the recession, people younger than 65 who were taking blood pressure medication had higher readings for systolic blood pressure (the top number) ...

Barbershop Pharmacists: A Good Rx for High Blood Pressure

Posted 12 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 – A trip to the barbershop could hold the key to not only looking good, but also feeling good. A new study finds that having pharmacists deliver blood pressure care in neighborhood barbershops resulted in lower blood pressure readings for many black men. The study included 319 black men with high blood pressure who frequented 52 barbershops in the Los Angeles area. Barbers ...

Blood Pressure Check? There May Soon Be an App for That

Posted 7 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, March 7, 2018 – Someday soon, a simple touch of a finger to a smartphone case might be enough to provide instant, accurate blood pressure readings. That's the promise of new technology detailed by developers in the March 7 issue of Science Translational Medicine. Researchers say they've invented a special phone case, using high-tech 3-D printing, that contains an embedded optical ...

Don't Count on Healthy Foods to Blunt Salt's Harm

Posted 5 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 5, 2018 – An otherwise healthy diet isn't going to offset damage to your heart from too much salt, a new study suggests. "Our latest findings show that the adverse relation of salt intake to blood pressure is not counteracted or reduced by other nutrients consumed, including about 80 that we assessed," said researcher Queenie Chan. And since most dietary sodium comes from processed ...

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