Navigation Links
High Blood Pressure Linked to Disability, Dementia
Date:11/19/2007

Controlling hypertension might stave off problems of aging, studies suggest

MONDAY, Nov. 19 (HealthDay News) -- People with high blood pressure are at increased risk for disability and dementia as they age, two new studies suggest.

In the first report, researchers found that high blood pressure increased the risk of developing disabilities, such as not being able to lift objects, walk up or down stairs, or bathe oneself.

"High blood pressure affects many aspects of a person's life," said lead researcher Dr. Ihab Hajjar, an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School. "Not only does it affect the vascular system and the heart and the brain and kidney, but it also affects well-being -- the ability to be independent, ability to perform daily activities, and be physically active."

Individuals who have lower blood pressure tend to develop less disability later in life and show less decline in their physical abilities compared with people who have higher blood pressure, Hajjar said. "This is a new aspect of the risk of high blood pressure," he noted.

The report was published in the December issue of Hypertension.

Hajjar's team collected data on 999 people who took part in the Charleston Heart Study, which started in 1960. Among these people, 70 percent had high blood pressure, but only 21 percent had their blood pressure controlled to optimal levels.

The researchers found that people with high blood pressure were more likely to have difficulty lifting objects, walking up or down stairs, or bathing themselves compared with people who had normal blood pressure.

In addition, people with high blood pressure who didn't have disability in their 80s did have a 15 percent to 36 percent increased risk of developing one of the three types of disabilities by the time they were checked in their early 90s, compared with those with normal blood pressure.

According to Ha
'/>"/>

Copyright©2007 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Specific antagonism lowers blood pressure
2. Restricting Blood Flow May Help Heart Bypass Patients
3. FDA Updates Prescription Guidelines for Blood Thinner
4. Doctors Often Miss High Blood Pressure in Kids
5. Back to School Means Return of School Blood Drives
6. Blood-flow detector software show promise in preventing brain damage
7. FDA Approves New Roche West Nile Virus Blood Screening Test
8. Australian-led international study shows blood pressure drugs cut death rate in type 2 diabetes
9. Laser blasts viruses in blood
10. Study Demonstrates Marteks Algal DHA Oil Improves Blood Triglyceride Lipid Levels
11. LifeMasters Provides Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Blood Cholesterol Level
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
High Blood Pressure Linked to Disability, Dementia
(Date:9/21/2014)... September 21, 2014 High in the ... of disabled and able-bodied athletes rafted the Colorado River, ... ropes course in pursuit of outdoor adventure. At the ... non-profit World T.E.A.M. Sports, disabilities proved to be no ... completed the three stage event. , Each participating team ...
(Date:9/21/2014)... Developers and plugin specialist of Final ... transition plugin entitled Transpack Vol. 3 from Pixel Film ... that will add a level of professionalism to any ... Film Studios. “Blurring the line between professional and armature, ... Transpack Vol. 3 returns with over 85 all new ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... 21, 2014 Recently, iFitDress.com, a well-known wedding ... beautiful party dresses . In addition, the company has ... aim of the promotion is to benefit all of its ... its online store now. , Along with beautiful party ... items. It has recently released its new sexy short prom ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... September 20, 2014 David Cooke presented ... The first poster looked at the clinical benefits of ... for calculating diastolic function. In conjunction with colleagues at ... disease and normal LVEF by echo (>50%). Each patient ... and standard SPECT. Emory Toolbox 4.0 was ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... September 20, 2014 Ticket Down ... concert tickets. This popular ticket exchange is offering their ... Grande is nearing that next step in the entertainment business. ... superstar in the music and entertainment business, but is closing ... second straight No. 1 album, will hit the road next ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Disabled Athletes Excel at World T.E.A.M. Sports’ Adventure Team Challenge 2Health News:Disabled Athletes Excel at World T.E.A.M. Sports’ Adventure Team Challenge 3Health News:Pixel Film Studios Released Transpack Vol. 3 Plugin Exclusively for Final Cut Pro X 2Health News:Beautiful Party Dresses For Autumn Unveiled By iFitDress.com 2Health News:Versatility of Emory Toolbox 4.0 Shown at ASNC in Scientific Posters 2Health News:Versatility of Emory Toolbox 4.0 Shown at ASNC in Scientific Posters 3Health News:Ariana Grande Tickets in Chicago/Rosemont, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Saint Paul, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Oklahoma City Go On Sale Today 2Health News:Ariana Grande Tickets in Chicago/Rosemont, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Saint Paul, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Oklahoma City Go On Sale Today 3
... cancer patients treated in hospitals that care for ... so-called "high safety-net burden facilities," were significantly less ... cure the cancer compared to patients treated at ... after controlling for other factors that significantly decreased ...
... Allan Coukell, a pharmacist and director of medical programs ... Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee about the ... the U.S. drug supply. Nearly 80 ... U.S. Increasingly, Americans rely on pharmaceuticals that are ...
... By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter , ... the U.S. Food and Drug Administration were to meet ... bone-building drugs such as Fosamax, Actonel, Boniva and Reclast. ... to prevent fractures related to postmenopausal osteoporosis. But researchers ...
... HealthDay Reporter , THURSDAY, Sept. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Women ... somewhat more likely than teetotalers to be in good physical ... The study doesn,t prove that moderate drinking will lead to ... other factors could account for the difference. Also, the research ...
... doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Cervarix may be ... comes to preventive measures against cervical cancer, according to a ... of the National Cancer Institute . Across the globe, ... and HPV types 16 and 18 are a large contributor ...
... OTTAWA Sept. 8, 2011 Researchers at the ... an ancient pathway called autophagy also mobilizes and exports ... Yves Marcel, PhD, Director of the HDL Biology Laboratory, ... evolution, functions to engulf and digest cholesterol accumulated in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Study finds hospitals of last resort deliver lower quality of lung cancer care 2Health News:Osteoporosis Drugs' Safety Subject of FDA Panel 2Health News:Osteoporosis Drugs' Safety Subject of FDA Panel 3Health News:For Women, Moderate Midlife Drinking Linked to Healthier Old Age 2Health News:Fewer than 3 doses of cervical cancer vaccine effective 2Health News:Researchers find process that clears cholesterol and could reverse major cause of heart attack 2
(Date:9/19/2014)...  4WEB Medical announces the formal launch of the ... implants on the market today at this weekend,s ... Chicago .  The Osteotomy Truss System is ... with 74 size options included in one versatile set. ... 15 to 18 implant sizes, which limited a surgeon,s ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... 19, 2014 The American Association for Homecare ... and Manufacturing has joined the AAHomecare Corporate Partner Program. ... Diamond have been actively involved in AAHomecare for ... has quickly grown into a major global manufacturer of ... allows AAHomecare to increase efforts on behalf of the ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... -- Five MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics are opening inside select CVS/pharmacy ... clinics opened in Memphis and ... added in Springfield on September 24 and ... to open October 22.  MinuteClinic is the largest and fastest growing ... . The Memphis -area clinics ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:4WEB Medical Unveils 3D-Printed Osteotomy Truss System 2Drive Medical Design & Manufacturing Joins AAHomecare Corporate Partner Program 2MinuteClinic Walk-in Medical Clinics Opening in Memphis 2MinuteClinic Walk-in Medical Clinics Opening in Memphis 3
... Phase 1 Clinical Trial Results Disclosed, ... Inc., a,biopharmaceutical company developing "Best-in-Class" drugs for ... that the results,of multiple studies on its ... will be presented in eighteen presentations at ...
... CeNeRx BioPharma,Inc., a clinical stage company developing and ... system, today announced that,it has initiated a Phase ... for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD). ... novel class of drugs known as RIMAs,or reversible ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Trius Antibiotics to be Highlighted in 18 Presentations at ICAAC/IDSA 2Trius Antibiotics to be Highlighted in 18 Presentations at ICAAC/IDSA 3CeNeRx BioPharma Initiates Phase II Clinical Trial of Its Novel Antidepressant Agent Tyrima(TM) 2CeNeRx BioPharma Initiates Phase II Clinical Trial of Its Novel Antidepressant Agent Tyrima(TM) 3
... the power of multiple technologies to ... hematology laboratory. Fluorescent detection of RNA ... Fluorescent DNA staining of nucleated red ... cell values and provides a reportable ...
... Data Management System provides comprehensive program management ... and the Precision PCx. The QC Manager ... collect, analyze, and report quality control data ... essential laboratory tool for managing data and ...
... is a one step urine test ... This test can show a "high ... which indicates whether menopause has taken ... and in a few minutes, provides ...
... simple, effective screening test which is used to ... levels which are often a warning sign of ... which requires a single drop of blood obtained ... shown in clinical trials to be 94 to ...
Medicine Products: