InterCure, Ltd. has announced that it will be publishing a peer-reviewed clinical overview to test how efficient device-guided breathing is. RESPeRATE, a over-the-counter// therapeutic device that is approved by FDA could be a viable option to treat hypertension, the study says.
The article, published in the General Medicine Journal (http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/539099) of Medscape (NASDAQ:WBMD), is authored by William J. Elliott, MD, PhD, professor of Preventive Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pharmacology at Rush Medical College, Ill., and Joseph L. Izzo, Jr., MD, professor of medicine and vice chair of Medical Research at the University of Buffalo, N.Y.
The article confirms the body of evidence from seven published clinical studies concluding that routine use of RESPeRATE, either alone or as an adjunctive treatment with lifestyle modifications or prescription drugs, significantly lowered blood pressure with no adverse side effects. The study also reviews the physiological mechanism of action of device-guided breathing.
A summary of the results of the seven studies shows an average all-day reduction of 14/8 mm Hg within four to six weeks of commencement of 15-minute-daily treatments with RESPeRATE. The reduction in blood pressure was consistent between studies, whether measurements were taken in the home, 24-hour ambulatory setting or physician's office. Larger blood pressure reductions were seen in older individuals and those with higher baseline readings, regardless of whether they were also being treated with prescription antihypertensive medications.
The authors summarize the patient populations for whom device-guided breathing appears to be beneficial: (1) prehypertensives and white-coat or labile hypertensives who might benefit from reducing stress and sympathetic activity; (2) patients with isolated systolic hypertension; and (3) patients with resistant hypertension (uncontrolled blood pressure despite Page: 1 2 Related medicine news :1
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