Navigation Links
Inhaling Salt Can Lead To Hypertension

People working in the salt factories may be at a heightened risk from hypertension as they inhale salt// during their course of work.

Scientists from the Desert Medicine Research Centre in Jodhpur, India had measured the blood pressure of workers in two salt milling factories in Rajasthan.

They divided the workers into two groups: those working close to a salt milling plant and were directly involved in crushing, grinding, milling and packing salt and those who worked far away from the salt milling plant and were much less exposed to salt particles.

The results of the study show that the first group of workers had a mean systolic blood pressure of 122.1 mmHg, which is 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 percent compared to an incidence of 7.0 percent in the second group.

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, the study said.

"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 increase in blood pressure," the researchers said.

Their findings also suggest that workers in factories such as the ones studied could easily protect themselves from the negative effects of exposure to salt particles by wearing masks and glasses.

A high consumption of salt is known to be directly linked to high blood pressure and the development of cardiovascular and kidney diseases, which are major causes of mortality worldwide.

(IANS)

Medindia on Hypertension: Further information
Hypertension: This means high blood pressure. When the systolic blood pressure is over 140 and the diastolic blood pressure is over 90 consistently, then the person is said to suffer from hypertension. Essential hypertension may be caused by genetics, diet, intake of salt, and other environmental factors. A host of other physical; conditions like tumors, kidney disorders, medications etc can also called hypertension, but of a secondary nature.

For more information read:

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

'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Inhaling Concentrated Saline Could Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Patients
2. Agricultural Workers Taken ill after Inhaling Toxic Fumes in Orissa
3. Filipinos Hospitalized After Inhaling Toxic Fumes
4. New viewpoint on Hypertension
5. Hypertension drugs could lower Disability
6. FDA Approves Remodulin for Pulmonary Hypertension
7. Glaucoma & Ocular Hypertension more likely in patients with refractive errors
8. Hypertension lowered by Bedtime Dosing
9. Better Treatment For Hypertension
10. Treating Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension In Children With Viagra
11. Hypertension Drug of Choice for African Americans
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... BASKING RIDGE, N.J. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... second annual Holly Day Market. Featuring a collection of specialty vendors and unique items ... myriad of personalized and quality-focused health and wellness services offered by the VNA. ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... DevOps and Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center ... Purchase Agreement (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest growing franchisors ... a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway 190, in January ... Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows it to serve ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... Information about the technology: , Otomagnetics ... enable prevention of a major side effect of chemotherapy in children. Cisplatin and ... For cisplatin, hearing loss is FDA listed on-label as a dose limiting toxicity. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Women-owned and Grand ... Best and Brightest in Wellness® by Best and Brightest. OnSite Wellness will be ... Oct. 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henry Autograph Collection ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)...  NDS received FDA 510(k) clearance in May 2017 for its ... specifically designed for endoscopy environments. An innovative secondary monitor solution, ZeroWire ... to support the improvement of patient outcomes, procedural efficiency, and the ... ... ...
(Date:10/7/2017)... --  Provista, a proven leader in the supply ... power, today announced a new resource area on Provistaco.com ... is the online home for case studies, articles on ... releases, slideshows and events. ... at their fingertips, viewers can also watch short videos ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... , Oct. 4, 2017  South Korean-based healthcare product ... training aide "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The device will educate ... cardiac arrests with better efficiency compared to the dated ... real-time feedback on efficacy of the compression for a ... has a goal to raise $5,000. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: