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Tag: High Bp

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High Blood Pressure Patients More Likely To Die From COVID-19

Beijing: Patients with raised blood pressure have a two-fold increased risk of dying from the coronavirus (Covid-19) compared to patients without high blood pressure, warn researchers. In addition, the study, published in the European Heart Journal, found that patients with high blood pressure who were not taking medication to control the condition were at even […]

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Pregnant Women With High BP At Greater Heart Disease Risk

New York: Women with high blood pressure in their first pregnancy have a greater risk of heart attack or cardiovascular death, researchers have warned. “Women who were diagnosed with preeclampsia tended also to have a history of chronic high blood pressure, gestational diabetes and kidney disease and other medical conditions,” said study lead author Mary […]

BP Problems Linked To Higher Heart Disease Risk In Youths

New York: Wide swings in blood pressure readings among young adults are associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease by middle age, according to a new study. The findings, published in the journal JAMA Cardiology, suggests that the current practice of averaging blood pressure readings to determine whether medications are necessary could be masking […]

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Blood Test Can Identify People At Risk Of Night-Time High BP

New York: Researchers have found that a simple blood test can help identify people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who are at higher risk of cardiovascular problems because of a phenomenon called “reverse dipping” that causes blood pressure to rise rather than lower during sleep. Most people experience lower blood pressure at night. The new […]

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Procedure For Successful Weight Loss & Better Diabetes Control

London: Weight-loss or bariatric surgeries are not usually performed in people above the age of 65. But researchers, including Indian-origin, have now found that these procedures could lead to successful weight loss and better diabetes control in older adults. The study, presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Brighton, UK, indicates that elderly […]

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Indian Railways: Passengers Can Check Health Parameters Through Health ATMs

Bhubaneswar: The Indian Railways is constantly working on improving the infrastructure to provide world class facilities for the passengers. As part of such initiatives, state-of-the-art health checkup machines, popularly called the ‘Health ATM’ kiosks have been installed at several stations across the country. A passenger can undergo a check up of key 10 to 12 […]

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Vitamin D deficiency at birth ups risk of high BP in kids

New York: Those with vitamin D deficiency from birth to early childhood may be at 60 per cent higher risk of elevated systolic blood pressure between ages 6 and 18, says a study. Systolic refers to the first or top number in a blood pressure reading. High systolic blood pressure readings increase the risk of […]

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Suffering from high BP? Don't take work stress lightly

London: If you are finding it hard to deal with the pressure at the workplace, there is more reason to worry. New research has found that work stress and impaired sleep are linked to a threefold higher risk of cardiovascular death in employees with hypertension. “Sleep should be a time for recreation, unwinding, and restoring […]

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Many urinal trips in night hints at high BP, says study

Tokyo: If you need to visit urinal frequently in the night, get your blood pressure checked as researchers say it may be a sign of hypertension. “Our study indicates if you need to urinate in the night — called nocturia — you may have elevated blood pressure and/or excess fluid in your body. If you […]

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Mid-day nap can lower high BP

London: Want to lower your high blood pressure? Taking a nap during the day may help reduce hypertension levels, besides increasing your energy levels and improving mood, finds a study. The findings showed that taking a nap during the day was associated with an average 5 mm Hg drop in blood pressure. In addition, for […]

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Common protein form linked to cardiac, metabolic diseases: Study

New York: A form of protein, clusterin, has been associated with many different facets of cardiometabolic syndrome risk through its actions in the liver, suggests a new research study. In addition, it is linked to increased cardiovascular disease risk and mortality, high blood pressure, harmful cholesterol levels and fatty liver disease. Cardiometabolic syndrome (CMS) is […]

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Here's how gut bacteria can curb harmful effects of high BP

London: To a large extent our well-being depends on what bacterial guests in our digestive tract consume as researchers have found that beneficial gut microbes can produce from dietary fibre a fatty acid called propionate which can protect against the harmful consequences of high blood pressure. The substance calms the immune cells that drive up […]

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Smoking, high BP raise risk of heart attack relapse: Study

Manila: Young men who are chain smokers or suffer from hypertension could be at an increased risk of heart attack recurrence, researchers have warned. The study found that risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure, family history of heart disease and chronic kidney disease were more prevalent among the patients who experienced a relapse. […]

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Breastfeeding can lower risk of maternal high BP: Study

New York: Breast milk not only provides nutrition to babies, but also protects mothers from developing high blood pressure (BP) for longer-term, suggests a study. Hypertension is relatively common in pregnancy and lactation may be a means through pregnancy-related vascular risk factors including chronic hypertension, gestational hypertension, and preeclampsia could be mitigated. The findings by […]

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Have high BP? Listen to classical music after taking medicine

New York: If you are suffering from high blood pressure, listening to classical music in addition to taking your medicines may give you some added advantage as researchers have found that music significantly enhances the effect of anti-hypertensive drugs. Music enhances the beneficial effects of medication a short time after it is taken to control […]

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Thirty minutes of sauna bath may reduce hypertension

London: Suffering from hypertension? Taking a sauna bath of 30 minutes may help reduce blood pressure levels, according to a study. The study showed that immediately after 30 minutes of sauna bathing, participants’ mean systolic blood pressure (the top number) reduced from 137 mmHg to 130 mmHg, and their diastolic (the bottom number) blood pressure […]

Why do women develop heart disease later than men?

Toronto: Investigating why heart disease generally develops later in women than men, researchers have found that the interplay between female ovarian hormones and a circadian “clock” molecule protects the heart health of women as they age. The findings, published in the journal Cardiovascular Research, could lead to new treatment to help prevent heart disease as […]

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