Navigation Links
Exercise May Help Patients With High Blood Pressure Live Longer
Date:4/19/2012

THURSDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise reduced the risk of death in people with high blood pressure during the course of a new 12-year study.

The researchers also found that inactivity increased the risk of death during the study approximately the same amount as would an increase in blood pressure of 40 to 50 milligrams of mercury.

The 12-year study, which is slated for presentation April 19 at the World Congress of Cardiology, included more than 434,000 people in Taiwan. Of those participants, 54 percent were inactive, 22 percent had low activity levels and 24 percent had moderate or high activity levels.

The risk of death during the study period from all causes and, specifically, from cardiovascular disease -- conditions involving the heart and blood vessels, such as heart attack and stroke -- was much higher among those who were inactive compared to those who were active at all blood-pressure levels, including those with high blood pressure.

"The risk of developing [cardiovascular disease] has been proven to increase significantly as blood pressure increases," study author C.P. Wen, of the Institute of Population Health Science at Taiwan's National Health Research Institute, said in a World Heart Federation news release. "Reducing blood pressure to reduce cardiovascular disease risk is an important treatment goal for all physicians."

"This study is the first to quantify the impact of exercise on the risk profile of people with high blood pressure," Wen added. "Appreciating this relationship will hopefully help to motivate people with high blood pressure that are inactive to take exercise."

"To date, exercise and high blood pressure have been managed separately, with people mainly being concerned about their blood-pressure readings," Wen noted. "However, these results suggest that doctors should also discuss the importance of physical exercise as a means to manage the [cardiovascular disease] and all-cause mortality risk."

High blood pressure contributes to about half of all cases of cardiovascular disease, with disease risk doubling for every 10-point rise in diastolic blood pressure, according to the release. Diastolic blood pressure is the bottom number in a blood-pressure reading.

Because this study was presented at a medical meeting, the data and conclusions should be viewed as preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.

More information

The American Academy of Family Physicians has more about high blood pressure.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: World Heart Federation, news release, April 17, 2012


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Swallowing exercises can help patients with head and neck cancer
2. Swallowing exercises linked with short-term improvement among patients with head and neck cancer
3. Exercise improves quality of life during breast cancer treatment
4. Women Less Apt Than Men to Get Recommended Daily Exercise
5. Exercise and attitude may be thermostat for hot flashes
6. Study: Women not getting enough exercise; at risk of developing metabolic syndrome
7. Exercise May Trigger Orgasm in Some Women
8. Too Much Exercise Delays Pregnancy in Normal-Weight Women: Study
9. Desk Jockeys Urged to Take Small Steps to Get Exercise
10. Dogs Can Boost Exercise Rates for Moms-to-Be
11. Exercise Can Build Young Adults Bones, Study Finds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Exercise May Help Patients With High Blood Pressure Live Longer
(Date:10/13/2017)... Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) , ... October 13, ... ... and financial planning agency serving communities in the greater Dallas, Miami, and Raleigh ... a young boy fighting to overcome a rare and deadly chromosome abnormality. , ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... While it’s often important to ... Fortunately, an inventor from Austin, Texas, has identified a solution. , She developed a ... or restricted lighting. As such, it eliminates the need to turn on a light ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... PurhealthRX , a leading Health ... technology. Applying the Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD oil will revolutionize the rapidly growing ... form that can be easily incorporated into liquid products, while reducing costs to end ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes , which specializes ... of the facility as part of a disaster drill on October 3rd. , Apple ... Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the Connecticut Long Term Care Mutual ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, the leading network ... advocate for action towards gender equality at their inaugural Summit in New York City ... and reached a social audience of over 3 million. To watch the Mobilize Women ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/25/2017)... , Sept. 25, 2017   Montrium ... Master File solutions, today—from the IQPC Trial Master ... , NL)—announced that EastHORN Clinical Services has ... clinical programs and TMF management. EastHORN, a leading ... eTMF platform to increase transparency to enable greater ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... AVACEN Medical (AVACEN) announced that its CE-Marked ... those with the widespread pain associated with fibromyalgia in ... Essex, England commented, "I had ... no sleep at all, tremendous pain, with every movement ... [the AVACEN 100] enough, how this has and is ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... R.I. , Sept. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... the fields of bioinformatics and immune engineering, ... a protective avian influenza A (H7N9) vaccine. ... distantly related to seasonal influenza and presents ... rely on prior exposure to be effective. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: