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Enlist a Pharmacist to Help Manage High Blood Pressure

Posted 4 days ago by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 – High blood pressure is one of the biggest risk factors for heart disease and stroke, yet has no symptoms of its own. That's why having your blood pressure checked regularly is a must, as is controlling it if it's high. But identifying the right high blood pressure drugs can be a challenge. According to research from the University of Iowa, having a pharmacist on your ...

AHA: Drug Therapy Fails to Control Blood Pressure During Exercise

Posted 12 days ago by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 (American Heart Association) – People with high but under control blood pressure saw a jump in their levels during exercise, an increase that mirrored the spikes seen under similar conditions among people with untreated hypertension, according to a new British study. The findings open up the possibility of tailoring blood pressure treatment to a patient's activity level. ...

Are Your Meds Making You Depressed?

Posted 12 days ago by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 – Drugs taken by more than one-third of U.S. adults have depression as a possible side effect, a new study reveals. These medications include blood pressure drugs called beta-blockers, hormonal contraceptives and pain medications, researchers said. And they're used by 37 percent of Americans, according to the study of 26,000 adults. "The use of multiple medications ...

New Blood Pressure Rules Could Prevent Many 2nd Strokes: Study

Posted 16 days ago by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 – Treating stroke survivors' blood pressure more aggressively might prevent a substantial number of deaths, a new study estimates. Last year, new guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association lowered the threshold for diagnosing high blood pressure. They said people should consider treatment when their numbers reach 130/80 mm Hg or ...

FDA Approves Consensi (amlodipine and celecoxib) for Treatment of Hypertension and Osteoarthritis Pain

Posted 2 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

TEL AVIV, Israel, May 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Kitov Pharma Ltd. (NASDAQ: KTOV; TASE: KTOV), an innovative biopharmaceutical company, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Consensi (amlodipine and celecoxib) oral tablets for marketing. Consensi is a patent-protected combination of celecoxib, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), and ...

High Blood Pressure Can Really Up Your Medical Costs

Posted 30 May 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 – If your blood pressure goes up, so do your medical bills, new research suggests. Yearly medical costs for U.S. adults with high blood pressure can run $1,920 more than for those without the condition, a new study finds. Taking in the entire American population with high blood pressure, that's $131 billion in excess health care costs, compared with those without the ...

New Guidelines Mean 1 in 3 Adults May Need Blood Pressure Meds

Posted 23 May 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 – One out of every three U.S. adults has high blood pressure that should be treated with medication, under guidelines recently adopted by the two leading heart health associations. The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association redefined high blood pressure at 130/80 in November, down from the previous level of 140/90, based on new evidence supporting a ...

AHA: The Link Between HIV and High Blood Pressure

Posted 18 May 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 (American Heart Association) – People with HIV are more likely than people without the virus to have high blood pressure, in part because of treatments and repercussions of the condition itself, a new review of research shows. Learning more about the underlying mechanisms of high blood pressure in people with HIV is critical in preventing one of the leading conditions that ...

7 Mistakes That Can Boost Your Blood Pressure Reading

Posted 12 May 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 – Mum's the word the next time you have your blood pressure checked. Talking while the cuff is on can boost your blood pressure reading. So can a full bladder or crossing your legs, the American Heart Association (AHA) says. "These simple things can make a difference in whether or not a person is classified as having high blood pressure that requires treatment," said Dr. ...

AHA: Blood Pressure Measurement Mistakes Can Lead to Misdiagnoses

Posted 8 May 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 (American Heart Association) – It's a familiar scenario: You find yourself at the doctor's office, sitting on the edge of an exam table with your feet dangling inches above the floor. The nurse or medical assistant who seconds ago instructed you to sit now asks you questions about the reason for your visit – all while taking your blood pressure. That measurement, however, ...

Why You Should Unwind After a Tough Day at Work

Posted 1 May 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 – After dealing with nasty co-workers or a rude boss all day, try doing something to unwind. It can help you sleep better, a new study suggests. "Sleep quality is crucial because sleep plays a major role in how employees perform and behave at work," said study lead author Caitlin Demsky, of Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. "In our fast-paced, competitive professional ...

AHA: Blood Pressure Readings Often Higher Outside Doctor's Office

Posted 1 May 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (American Heart Association) – Blood pressure readings taken outside of the doctor's office often read higher than those in the office, a new study says. Spanish researchers found that 39 percent of people who had normal blood pressure readings at the doctor registered high blood pressure readings out of the office over a 24-hour period when using American Heart ...

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

Posted 19 Apr 2018 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 18 Apr 2018 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 18 Apr 2018 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 ...

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