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AHA: Drug Therapy Fails to Control Blood Pressure During Exercise

Posted 9 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. ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

Exercise for High Blood Pressure? Most Not Keen on Idea

Posted 8 Apr 2018 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 ...

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 ...

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