Navigation Links
New Survey Finds Majority of Adults Don't Understand a Key Source of High Blood Pressure
Date:6/10/2009

about 1 in 3 adults (30%) in the US have high blood pressure.(4) While it cannot be cured, it can be lowered to a healthier level with a healthier lifestyle, diet, exercise and, in many cases, medication.(5)

New content on www.RealAge.com will give the public access to educational materials about an important enzyme called renin. Renin plays a role in blood pressure rising and falling and starts a chemical process in the body that narrows blood vessels. In some people, the renin system is too active and that can lead to high blood pressure. There are many medications that work in the renin system that can lead to effective blood pressure lowering.(2)

"The results of this survey reinforce the need for education, particularly around the renin system. Targeting the renin system is a key to regulating blood pressure," Roizen continued. "Our hope is that by helping the public better understand the physiology of high blood pressure, we can motivate those with the condition to adapt a healthier lifestyle and ask their physicians about treatment options that target a key source of blood pressure."

High Blood Pressure: A Serious Health Threat

Untreated high blood pressure increases a person's risk for heart attack, stroke, and kidney disease.(5) Alarmingly, about 4 out of 10 people (41%) diagnosed with high blood pressure were not aware that kidney disease is a potential consequence of high blood pressure if left untreated.(1) In fact, high blood pressure is one of the leading causes of kidney failure and causes more than 25,000 new cases of kidney failure in the US each year.(6)

There are a number of different types of medications available to help patients get to a healthier blood pressure level. Despite this, nearly 36% of Americans taking high blood pressure medications do not have their hypertension properly controlled
'/>"/>

SOURCE RealAge, Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Related medicine news :

1. New Survey Shows Americans Strongly Support Guaranteed Dental Coverage in Healthcare Reform
2. National Survey Finds Nearly All Adults Say They Wash Their Hands After Visiting Public Restrooms, But Most Think They Are Exception
3. Providers Believe Healthcare Reform Will Increase Their Costs, According to IVANS Survey
4. MassMutual Survey: Female Cancer Survivors Better Prepared Financially Than Other Women For Lifes Unexpected Events
5. Feeding Feelings: Survey Reveals Americans Are Turning to Junk Food When Stressed
6. Guardian Survey Reveals Widespread Lack of Understanding of Health Savings Accounts
7. Americans Want Insurers and Physicians to Use Technology to Coach Them to Healthier Habits, Reports New National Survey From Microsoft
8. Surveyed Psychiatrists and PCPs Expect to Increase Their First-Line Use of SNRIs Over the Next Two Years for the Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder
9. Researchers call for new space headache category following astronauts survey
10. Survey Reveals Injectable Procedures Are Mainstream And Accepted Medical Aesthetic Treatment Options
11. New survey highlights growing concern about risk of infection in cancer patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/2/2015)... VA (PRWEB) , ... July 02, 2015 , ... sweetFrog ... Albany, Mississippi. The opening is the first sweetFrog store located in Mississippi. The premium ... growing companies in 2014. , The store, located at 104 Railroad Avenue, New Albany, ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... , ... sweetFrog Enterprises, LLC. is pleased to announce the opening of its ... in the Lone Star State. The premium frozen yogurt chain was listed as #22 ... which opened July 1 at Duke’s Travel Plaza, is located at:, 30176 Hwy 64, ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) , ... July 02, 2015 ... ... applauds Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-Md.) for her introduction of the Stop Overdose Stat ... bill introduced by Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I.), this Act seeks to decrease drug ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... , ... July 02, 2015 , ... Many Fourth of ... mind. That’s why Amica Insurance is sharing some tips to promote the ... approximately 230 people go to the emergency room daily with fireworks-related injuries in the ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... , ... July 02, 2015 , ... In 2012, Patrick Achebe realized that the gift ... alone. He sat down to write his first poem, and three years later he was ... was special and worth sharing with the world. "I have always believed that the best ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:sweetfrog Opens First Location in Mississippi 2Health News:sweetFrog Expands Texas Footprint with Location in Canton 2Health News:AAPCC Supports the Stop Overdose Stat Act of 2015 2Health News:AAPCC Supports the Stop Overdose Stat Act of 2015 3Health News:6 Fireworks Safety Tips from Amica Insurance 2Health News:Patrick Achebe Releases Debut Book, Whispering Waves: Poems for Everyday Grace 2
... STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 27 American children miss more ... other two diseases combined.(1) As parents help their kids prepare for ... a lifetime of good oral health with the new Philips Sonicare ... Sonicare For Kids is specially designed to support kids, needs at ...
... , DES PLAINES, Ill. and NEW ... into an agreement with Pfizer Inc to develop a molecular diagnostic ... the presence of gene rearrangements. Pfizer has developed a novel ... of many cancers. To be eligible to receive Pfizer,s oral ...
... those with deceased donor transplant organs, study shows , ... disease may do just as well receiving treatment at ... donor, new research has found. , Researchers in Canada ... had either received a kidney transplant from a deceased ...
... , , , ... and CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Aug. 27 Sandata Technologies, Inc., a ... healthcare and social services communities, and Volunteer State Health Plan ... announced an agreement by which VSHP will use Sandata,s IntegriCare ...
... China, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- On August 10, 2009, Winner,Medical ... entered into a contract with a machine producer in China ... This new machineries will constitute the ... operated in the Company,s,subsidiary in Huanggang, and it is expected ...
... , , CUPERTINO, Calif., ... today reported that it has signed an exclusive long term ... Inc. (NYSE: KG ). This agreement stipulates the ... based on DURECT,s manufacturing cost plus a specified percentage mark-up, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Keep Oral Health in Check This School Year With the New Philips Sonicare for Kids Power Toothbrush 2Health News:Keep Oral Health in Check This School Year With the New Philips Sonicare for Kids Power Toothbrush 3Health News:Abbott to Collaborate With Pfizer Inc on Companion Diagnostic Test to Select Patient Candidates for Novel Investigational Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Therapy 2Health News:Abbott to Collaborate With Pfizer Inc on Companion Diagnostic Test to Select Patient Candidates for Novel Investigational Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Therapy 3Health News:Abbott to Collaborate With Pfizer Inc on Companion Diagnostic Test to Select Patient Candidates for Novel Investigational Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Therapy 4Health News:Home Dialysis a Good Option for Kidney Disease Patients 2Health News:Sandata Selected by Volunteer State Health Plan to Manage TennCare Choices 2Health News:Winner Medical Purchased New Purcotton Production Line to Meet Increasing Demand 2Health News:Winner Medical Purchased New Purcotton Production Line to Meet Increasing Demand 3Health News:DURECT Signs Long Term Excipient Supply Agreement With King Pharmaceuticals for REMOXY(R) 2Health News:DURECT Signs Long Term Excipient Supply Agreement With King Pharmaceuticals for REMOXY(R) 3Health News:DURECT Signs Long Term Excipient Supply Agreement With King Pharmaceuticals for REMOXY(R) 4
(Date:7/2/2015)... June 25, 2015 ... announced the addition of the "2015 ... Global Challenges, Emerging Technologies, Competitive Landscape" ... New Frontiers in Clinical Chemistry and Immunodiagnostics: ... a new seven-country strategic analysis of major ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... , 2. Juli 2015 BGI ... DNA-Screening in Hongkong vom American College of ... Hongkong ist das erste klinische Next-Generation-Sequencing Labor, ... ein CAP-Zertifkat erhält und somit die höchsten ... den bestehenden US FDA - 21 CFR ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... Va. , July 2, 2015  The ... an agreement with ASHP, an organization that represents ... as a provider of continuing education for recertification ... designated track of geriatric programs for this purpose.  ... Pharmacists as authorized providers for the CCGP Professional ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Frontiers in 2015 Global Clinical Chemistry and Immunodiagnostics Market: Challenges, Emerging Technologies, Competitive Landscape 2BGI erhält Akkreditierung vom College of American Pathologists (CAP) 2Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy Adds ASHP as Professional Development Program Provider 2
... 28 AdvaMed 2010 is proud to announce its ... Services Administrator Dr. Donald Berwick; CBS Evening News ... Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg; and U.S. Secretary of Commerce ... international medical device and technology leaders in Washington, D.C. ...
... Award winner Gloria Gaynor -- whose hit songs have captivated ... AARP,s Orlando@50+ National Event & Expo to raise ... this potentially debilitating condition. This high profile event, with an ... at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:AdvaMed 2010 Keynote Speakers Announced 2AdvaMed 2010 Keynote Speakers Announced 3Gloria Gaynor to Appear at AARP's Orlando@50+ National Event & Expo 2
... 1 enables hospitals to ... monitors to a single ... temperature monitoring disposale probes ... superior in their manufacture ...
... Level 1 enables ... multiparameter patient monitors to ... series. Our temperature monitoring ... cables are superior in ...
... The bodys warmth beneath drapes. The life-giving ... are yours to guard, measure, stabilize and ... products helps you do your job, giving ... most comfortable and precise management of your ...
... heartbeat. The bodys warmth beneath drapes. The ... signs are yours to guard, measure, stabilize ... Monitoring products helps you do your job, ... the most comfortable and precise management of ...
Medicine Products: