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Is Diabetes the Leading Cause of Kidney Failure in India

...cientists know that high levels of blood sugar and hypertension (high blood pressure) increase the risk of people ...Early detection of kidney disease and treatment of hypertension are essential for diabetics....

Recommendations for Treatment of Blood Pressue

...should be kept at below 140/90. (b). Treatment for hypertension must begin early to prevent organ damage - whatever the patient’s age. (c). In hypertensives with diabetes, blood pressure should be kept below 130/85; and, in those with renal failure or heart failure, at the lowest level tolerated....

Feeling depressed? You may be at higher risk of STROKE

...y be that depression contributes to an increase in hypertension (high blood pressure), which in turn leads to an elevated risk for stroke," he explained. "People need to understand that our study opens the possibility that depression may be an additional risk factor pending further investigation," Jonas said. "It...

PRIMARY PULMONARY HYPERTENSION GENE DISCOVERED

...iated with the inherited form of primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) by Drs. Jane H. Morse of Columbia University and James A. Knowles of the Columbia Genome Center is indeed a major breakthrough. Their study, funded in part by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health ...

CDC reveals relationship between prepregnant weight and heart defects in infants

...ty of the illness such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension etc., is now being studied in depth, the reason is to attain the destination of disease free environment, that are preventable.// Researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia have found that the infant...

Iron supplements proves helpful in dry cough .

...in patients with cardiovascular conditions such as hypertension and heart failure.But however this drug produces dry cough as its most frequent side effect.// In most cases, patients with this troublesome complication discontinue the drug. Koreans have come out with a remedy for this complication.Iron supplement...

Uncontrolled blood pressure

...ged over 65 were less likely to either be aware of hypertension or to be doing something about it. Surprisingly,th...n cannot be blamed for their problem. Given that hypertension is a potent risk factor for both heart disease and stroke, it is important that those concerned, and...

Nitric oxide involved in high blood pressure

...food. In this study, the researchers asked whether hypertension itself can increase this free radical production, using rats that had high blood pressure in the front half of the body and normal pressure in the rear half. The rats' front halves showed significant increases in a chemical called nitrotyrosine, a pr...

Aggressive blood pressure treatment needed

... already found that treating systolic (top figure) hypertension reduces adverse events like heart attacks. This new study divides patients into four groups, depending on their cardiovascular risk. Treating those in the high risk group is four times more effective than for the low risk group. But the high risk g...

Strokes increased during squatting

...atting; and that doctors looking after people with hypertension measure their blood pressure during a squat as well as when they're sitting or lying....

Blood Pressure Drugs maintain muscle strength

...used as first-line treatment for older adults with hypertension but could also be used to slow physical decline in elderly people. Although the study was limited to women, research had also shown positive results for men....

Hypertension drugs could lower Disability

According to reseasrches, drugs used to treat hypertension could delay muscle loss and disability in seniors.... and muscle strength compared to those using other hypertension drugs or using none. During repeated testing over the three-year period, the subjects walking speeds...

Preventing mental decline in the aged

...dy also shows medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia, or excess fats in the blood, can contribute to mental decline in older people. Drinking too much alcohol or smoking may also promote cognitive decline and avoiding these activities could help an older person maintain cognitive abi...

Preventing 'white coat' hypertension

...e best people to assess blood pressure. White coat hypertension is a well-known problem - it means that your blood pressure //may go up when it's measured by a doctor (the 'white coat') but be lower if a practice nurse measures it, or if you measure it yourself. Researchers in, England, have been looking at the w...

FDA Approves Remodulin for Pulmonary Hypertension

...ved United Therapeutics Corp.'s pulmonary arterial hypertension therapy Remodulin (treprostinil sodium). A spokesperson for the FDA told Reuters Health that the approved indication covers NYHA class II-IV pulmonary arterial hypertension. The FDA approved the drug under subpart H, which allows for marketing cleara...

Viagra for heart and lung patients

...ug may be useful in treating people with pulmonary hypertension (caused by conditions such as heart valve disease,...nchitis). Viagra was reported to prevent pulmonary hypertension but results were poorly presented. Even if researchers were confident in the results of the study...

Function of genes in heart failure

...thought that diastolic heart failure was caused by hypertension and aging. It is now becoming clear that those two factors don't explain it all."...

Risk of heart disease prediction needs updating

... population and includes co-existing problems like hypertension and diabetes. They also find that adding information on the patient's ejection fraction - a measure of heart muscle strength - made the models even more accurate. The study should help doctors give heart patients better information about their future...

Risk of dementia reduced hypertension drugs

...risk of dementia by half. It is already known that hypertension (high blood pressure) increases the risk of vascul...been examined. A group of patients with systolic hypertension - with levels from 160 to 190 mm Hg - were looked at. For around four years, these patients took blo...

Swelling increases stroke risk with high B.P.

...roke, //it's still the case that not everyone with hypertension actually suffers a stroke. Researchers at Malmo University, Sweden, believe that inflammation could be the key to understanding this question. They measured levels of various proteins known to be linked to inflammation - a process that's known to d...

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