'Bear belly' can lead to hypertension

'Bear belly' can lead to hypertensionWashington, Sept 2 - A new study had discovered that people with belly fat face more risk of developing hypertension than the ones who are obese overall.

High sodium content in processed food can trigger hypertension

High sodium content in processed food can trigger hypertensionNew Delhi, May 16 : Browsing through the ready-to-eat food section in a supermarket is an exciting experience. From snacks to dinner to a post-dinner munch, your dining table can be pretty much filled with a variety of dishes in a jiffy. Doctors, however, warn that the high sodium content of processed food can push you towards hypertension early on.

Smoking, hypertension the biggest killers in Japan

Smoking, hypertension the biggest killers in JapanTokyo, Jan 25 - Even though the Japanese have the world's highest life expectancy, smoking and high blood pressure (BP) still remain the biggest health hazards, reveals a study.

An analytical study, led by Nayu Ikeda from the University of Tokyo, found that in 2007, tobacco smoking and high BP among adults aged 30 years and above accounted for 129,000 and 104,000 deaths respectively in Japan.

Reducing uric acid may lower BP in teens with hypertension

Reducing uric acid may lower BP in teens with hypertensionWashington, Aug 27: Reducing uric acid levels may lower blood pressure in adolescents with high pressure, according to a new study.

Since high blood pressure is usually associated with high uric acid levels, some researches have suggested that elevated uric acid may be one cause of high blood pressure.

High levels of urinary albumin excretion may lead to hypertension

Blood PressureWashington, June 26 : People with higher levels of urinary albumin excretion, even within the normal range are at greater risk of developing hypertension.

Kidneys normally prevent large molecules such as albumin from being excreted in the urine, but high levels of urinary albumin excretion, called albuminuria can be an indicator of kidney damage.

Home monitoring plus Web-based care keeps hypertension under control

Washington,Hypertension June 25: Hypertension patients who monitor their blood pressure from home and receive Web-based pharmacist care show greater improvement in blood pressure control than patients who receive usual care, says a new study.

Hypertension follows kids into adulthood

Washington, June 17 : Children with hypertension are likely to have elevated blood pressure in adulthood as well, according to a new study.

The study led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests a consistent link between children's blood pressure levels with their blood pressure levels as adults.

Routine home monitoring advised for hypertensive patients

hypertensive paitentWashington, May 23 : A new joint scientific statement from the American Heart Association, American Society of Hypertension and the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses’ Association has suggested that hypertension can be managed better with routine home monitoring.

The statement says that there is strong evidence that the traditional way of measuring blood pressure in adults can be misleading.

Milk-based dietary supplement lowers blood pressure in hypertensive patients

Blood PressureWashington, May 17: A milk-based dietary supplement reduces blood pressure in hypertensive patients, according to results of two new clinical trials.

Dieting, medication may help lower hypertension patients’ blood pressure

Blood PressureWashington, Mar 25: Following a weight-loss diet or using the medication orlistat may help reduce weight and blood pressure in patients with hypertension, says a new study.

The study is a meta-analysis of previously published studies conducted by researchers at Medical University of Graz, Australia, led by Dr. Karl Horvath.

Daily consumption of beetroot juice can treat hypertension

Washington, Feb 6: BeetrootA daily glass of beetroot juice can do wonders for hypertension and many cardiovascular diseases, say researchers at Barts and The London School of Medicine.

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