Navigation Links
Hypertension can be caused by Inhalation of Salt

Eating more salt causes high blood pressure is well known, however// a new study reports that even inhaling salt can cause it.

A study published today in the Open Access journal Environmental Health for the first time has shown that breathing in large quantities of salt particles can have just the same effect on blood pressure as eating a salty diet. This can be an occupational health hazard for workers in salt factory. It is recommended that they wearing face masks and plastic eyeglasses to protect workers themselves

Researchers Kripa Haldiya and colleagues from the Desert Medicine Research Centre in Jodhpur, India, provides valuable new data that suggests this finding on hypertension.

"This is a new observation, though it is in line with the hypothesis that, after being inhaled, salt may be absorbed from respiratory tract or the gastrointestinal tract. Consequent increases in plasma sodium may be responsible for increases in the blood pressure", explain Kripa Haldiya.

It is known that high consumption of salt can make a person prone to develop high blood pressure and the consequent development of heart and kidney diseases, which are major causes of mortality worldwide.

Kripa Haldiya et al. measured the blood pressure of workers in two salt milling factories in Rajasthan, India. They looked at two groups of workers. One group worked close to the salt milling plant and was directly involved in crushing, grinding, milling and packing salt; the other group worked far away from the salt milling plant and was much less exposed to salt particles.

The results of the study showed that the first group of workers had a mean systolic blood pressure of 122.1 mmHg, and this was significantly higher than the mean systolic blood pressure of 118.8 mmHg measured in the second group. In addition, workers from the first group had an incidence of hypertension of 12.2%, compared with an incidence of 7.0% in the second g roup.

Interestingly wearing facemasks and plastic spectacles for four days caused the mean systolic blood pressure of workers from the first group to drop significantly from 127.8 mmHg on the first day to 117.5 mmHg on the fourth day.

This press release is based on the article:

Risk of high blood pressure in salt workers working near salt milling plants: A cross-sectional and interventional study Kripa Ram Haldiya1, Murli Lal Mathur, Raman Sachdev, Habibulla N. Saiyed Environmental Health 2005, in press (25 July 2005)

This article is available free of charge, according to Environmental Health's Open Access policy at:

http://www.ehjournal.net/

Further information on Hypertension from Medindia:

Stroke: Hypertension is the most important risk factor for stroke. Very high pressure can cause a break in a weakened blood vessel, which then bleeds in the brain. This can cause a stroke. If a blood clot blocks one of the narrowed arteries, it can also cause a stroke.

Impaired Vision: High blood pressure can eventually cause blood vessels in the eye to burst or bleed. Vision may become blurred or otherwise impaired and can result in blindness.

Arteries: As people get older, arteries in the body "harden," especially those in the heart, brain, and kidneys. This, in turn, causes the heart and kidneys to work harder.

Kidney Damage: The kidneys act as filters to rid the body of wastes. Over time, high blood pressure can narrow and thicken the blood vessels of the kidneys. The kidneys filter less fluid, and waste builds up in the blood. The kidneys may fail altogether.

Heart Attack: High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart attack. The arteries bring oxygen-carrying blood to the heart muscle. If the heart cannot get enough oxygen, chest pain, also known as "angina," can occur. If the flow of blood is blocked, a heart attack results.

Congestive Heart Failure: High blood pressure is the number one risk factor for congestive heart failure (CHF). CHF is a serious condition in which the heart is unable to pump enough blood to supply the body's needs.

http://www.medindia.net/patients/
patientinfo/highbloodpressure_learnmore.htm

'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. New viewpoint on Hypertension
2. Hypertension drugs could lower Disability
3. FDA Approves Remodulin for Pulmonary Hypertension
4. Glaucoma & Ocular Hypertension more likely in patients with refractive errors
5. Hypertension lowered by Bedtime Dosing
6. Better Treatment For Hypertension
7. Treating Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension In Children With Viagra
8. Hypertension Drug of Choice for African Americans
9. Inhaling Salt Can Lead To Hypertension
10. Elderly Women Remain At Risk From Hypertension
11. Elderly Women Remain At Risk From Hypertension
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/16/2017)... Grove Village, IL (PRWEB) , ... January 16, ... ... and personal audio products, will demonstrate their groundbreaking GunSport•PRO® and EB15•LE® electronic earplugs ... and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Booth #2809. The SHOT Show is the ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... ... January 16, 2017 , ... As New York’s fastest growing ... MD to their medical staff, according to eye surgeon, Jeffrey Martin, MD, FACS, ... a division of SightMD. Dr. Giamos will practice primarily out of SightMD’s Riverhead, ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... , ... January 16, 2017 , ... St. Louisans are well-aware of the following facts ... This year’s influenza shot seems to be having no effect on keeping this particularly ... half of the people around are coughing, sneezing, or sniffling , These ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... ... January 16, 2017 , ... One thing common to all types of ... test for, as well. The money spent screening for and treating cancer in the ... screen patients for cancer more than in any other country that has an advanced ...
(Date:1/15/2017)... , ... January 15, 2017 , ... In this role, ... the United States for the asthma & allergy friendly mark. This certification program was ... test and identify consumer products to be more suitable for the 60+ million people ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/17/2017)... , January 17, 2017 ... 1):2-4 ; http://www.touchneurology.com/articles/tailored-temperature-management-neurocritical-care ... ... recently in European Neurological Review ... Catherine Amey reports that despite standard ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... January 17, 2017 Transparency Market Research has ... Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Benzyl Alcohol and Others) Market - Global Industry ... report, the global benzaldehyde derivative market was valued at ... 2.14 Bn by 2024, expanding at a CAGR of 5.1 % ... ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... DUBLIN and BUDAPEST, Hungary , ... ) and Gedeon Richter Plc. today announced positive results from ... trials evaluating the efficacy and safety of ulipristal acetate in ... drug application filing for ulipristal acetate is planned for the ... the favorable results of Venus II supporting the efficacy and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: