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Tag: Hypertension

3 out of 4 Indians on dialysis suffer from hypertension, finds study
3 out of 4 Indians on dialysis suffer from hypertension, finds study

Uncontrolled hypertension, a common disorder, is associated with increased long-term risk of several severe conditions. However, awareness of the health risks of uncontrolled hypertension is not well understood.

Hypertension must be prioritised as public health emergency: Experts
Hypertension must be prioritised as public health emergency: Experts

The incidence of retinopathy, peripheral neuropathy and peripheral arterial disease of the lower limb are also much higher among diabetes patients suffering from uncontrolled blood pressure.

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Cholesterol, Hypertension, Diabetes On The Rise In India, Warns Report

New Delhi: While alcohol intake and thyroid issues among Indians seem to have reduced over the past year, a new health report has detailed a concerning increase in levels of blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes, despite fitness and health becoming a nationwide area of interest during the Covid-19 lockdown. As per the Health Risk Assessment […]

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Hypertensive Individuals Run Higher Risk Of COVID Infection

Hyderabad: Hypertensive individuals run the increased risk of Covid-19 infection and they should take extra precautions like regularly monitoring their blood pressure level, doctors said on World Hypertension Day on Sunday. Hypertensive individuals and increased age are high-risk factors for Covid-19 infection, said Dr Shiva Raju, Senior Consultant Physician and Diabetologist, KIMS Hospitals, Secunderabad. He […]

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ACE2 Enzyme In Men Make Them More Vulnerable To COVID-19

London: After several studies revealed that men are more vulnerable to COVID-19 infection, evidence from a new larger research of several thousand patients shows that men have higher concentrations of angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) in their blood than women, a molecule that enables the novel coronavirus to infect healthy cells in men. This may help […]

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India's Life Expectancy Rises; Diabetes, Hypertension Rate High

New Delhi: Life expectancy in India has increased from 49.7 years in 1970-75 to 68.7 years in 2012-16, as per the National Health Profile 2019 released on Wednesday. For the same period, life expectancy for females is 70.2 years and 67.4 years for males. For comparison, in last year’s survey, the life expectancy had increased […]

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Odisha in top-10 in high BP, bad cholesterol among children & teens!

Bhubaneswar: Not a hearty news for Odisha. The State seems hurtling fast towards a higher rate of heart failures in future. The high risk factors that trigger heart failures in adults are now conspicuously prevalent in children and adolescents which are enough to ring the alarm bell for the health mandarins in the State. Odisha […]

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Dietary Fibre Cuts Risks Of Hypertension, Diabetes

New Delhi: Indian researchers have found that patients with hypertension and Type 2 diabetes who consumed a high fibre diet witnessed an improvement in their blood pressure, cholesterol and fasting glucose. For the study, the research team from Care Well Heart and Super Specialty Hospital in Amritsar, investigated the relationship between a high fibre diet […]

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Suffering from blood pressure related issues? Try hot yoga

New York: Researchers have found that taking hot yoga classes lowered the blood pressure of adults with elevated or stage 1 hypertension. While there is evidence of regular, room-temperature yoga’s positive effect on blood pressure, little is known about hot yoga’s potential impact on blood pressure, said researchers who presented the study at Hypertension 2019 […]

70-90% of Indians are Vitamin D deficient: Study

Mumbai: A new study on Wednesday revealed that 70-90 per cent of Indians are Vitamin D deficient and this condition was significantly associated with Type 2 diabetes and hypertension. This finding by P.G. Talwalkar, Diabetologist at Shushrusha Hospital in Mumbai, further confirms that Vitamin D deficiency leads to chronic diseases. “Pregnant women in India have […]

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Air pollution ups hypertension risk in Indian women

Madrid: Ladies, take note. Women who are exposed to high pollution levels in India are at significantly higher risk of suffering from hypertension, warn researchers. The research, published in the journal Epidemiology, studied 5,531 adults from 28 peri-urban villages near Hyderabad city. “Women spend most of their time near their households in this study area […]

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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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Hypertension most common NCD screened at health & wellness centres in India

New Delhi: Hypertension has been found to be the most common non communicable disease (NCD) which is screened across India in Health and Wellness Centres (HWCs) followed by diabetes and cancer, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. So far, since its inception last year, a total of 1,33,84,332 women and men, aged […]

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Shopping in 'unhealthy' locales up BP risk: Study

London: People who frequently indulge in shopping in “unhealthy” areas as compared to those who visiting “healthy” retail stores, were more likely to be at risk of high blood pressure, say researchers. The study using Pop-up health check stations in England found a possible link between “unhealthy’ shopping centres and the number of cases of […]

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This 'superfood' can relax your arteries, lower blood pressure

London: Suffering from hypertension? Take heart, Italian researchers have identified Spirulina, a “superfood” made from algae, that could help to reduce blood pressure. The superfood, described as the “most complete food source in the world”, contains a specific protein which was found to relax arteries in the laboratory and in animals, the Daily Mail reported. […]

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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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Smoking, diabetes & hypertension spike heart attack risk in women

London: Although men are at greater risk of heart attack than women, unhealthy lifestyles such as smoking, besides diabetes and hypertension increase the risk of heart attack in the fairer sex than in their male counterparts, a new study has found. The study showed that an elevated risk of heart attack was found among women […]

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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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Lack of good oral health may up hypertension risk

London: Ensuring good dental health is as important as maintaining a healthy lifestyle and diet for the management of high blood pressure (BP), according to a new research. People with healthier gums were found to have lower blood pressure and responded better to BP-lowering medications, compared with individuals who have periodontitis — serious gum infection […]

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Know how middle-age hypertension raises dementia risk later

London: A high blood pressure level but still below the usual threshold for treating hypertension can put 50-year-olds at increased risk of developing dementia later, revealed a study led by an Indian-origin researcher. According to the American Heart Association, normal blood pressure is below 120/80 mmHg. People with a systolic blood pressure (the top number) of […]

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Hypertension may increase heart failure risk post-delivery

New York: Young women suffering from hypertension are at an increased risk of heart failure within the six weeks after delivery, also known as the postpartum period, according to a study. Heart failure is a leading cause of maternal morbidity and death, affecting relatively young reproductive-age women, especially among those with the presence of an […]

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'Triple Pill' may reduce hypertension more effectively

Sydney: Trying hard to reduce your blood pressure levels? A new “triple pill” that combines low doses of three blood pressure-lowering medications may be safe and help reduce hypertension more effectively, researchers suggest. Hypertension or high blood pressure has become a major problem around the world. It increases the risk of developing heart attacks, strokes, kidney […]

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Eating yogurt may reduce risk of heart diseases

New York: Higher intake of yogurt may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease among hypertensive men and women, a new study suggests. According to the researchers, clinical trials have previously demonstrated beneficial effects of dairy consumption on cardiovascular health. Yogurt may independently be related to cardiovascular disease risk. “Our results provide important new evidence that […]

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Reduce hypertension by climbing stairs: Here's how!

New York: Try climbing stairs as much possible if you find aerobics or resistance-training exercises to be tedious, as it may not only reduce high blood pressure problems but also build leg strength, especially in older women, claimed a new research. Postmenopausal women with estrogen deficiencies are more susceptible to vascular and muscle problems. Climbing […]

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Novel tool may identify drugs for asthma, hypertension

New York: Researchers have developed a new tool that could evaluate new drugs for diseases associated with abnormal levels of cell strength, such as asthma, hypertension and muscular dystrophy. According to the researchers, the tool named “fluorescently labeled elastomeric contractible surfaces” (FLECS) can measure the physical strength of individual cells 100 times faster than current […]

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Severe pre-eclampsia may lead to high BP after pregnancy

New York: Women with severe pre-eclampsia during pregnancy may be at increased risk of developing lingering hypertension that may go undetected, as well as heart diseases, warns a new study. Pre-eclampsia occurs when a woman develops hypertension and elevated protein in the urine during pregnancy. Women with severe pre-eclampsia can be seven times more susceptible […]

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High BP rates among young adults of India 'unexpectedly' more

New York: Hypertension among young adults in India is higher than previously estimated and more than in Central and Eastern Europe, the region previously estimated to have the highest rates for this group, says a study led by researchers at Harvard University. The researchers wanted to find out how the prevalence of diabetes and hypertension […]

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Study shows disturbingly high rates of diabetes in India

Washington: Diabetes and hypertension are common among middle-aged and elderly people in India, home to more than a sixth of the world’s population, researchers said on Monday. Pascal Geldsetzer of Harvard University and colleagues looked at health data collected from 1,320,555 adults across India between 2012 and 2014, which included plasma glucose and blood pressure […]

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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 […]

High BP can cause organ damage in teenagers too

New York: Is your teenage son or daughter suffering from high blood pressure? Beware, if left uncontrolled the condition can lead to organ damage as in adults, according to a research. The findings showed that organ damage — damage to the heart and blood vessels — from high blood pressure does not only occur in […]

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