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Hypertensive Drug Improves Sexual Dysfunction in Hypertensive Men

Losartan, a new anti hypertensive drug appears to improve sexual function among the hypertensive men with erectile dysfunction. As the cause of impotence, really it is the disease process itself, p...

Relating heart protection and antihypertensive drugs

...re that accounts for the cardiovascular outcome in hypertensive patients. // As part of a meta-analysis the team compared blood pressure reducing drug treatments in 136,124 patients from 27 studies. When comparing the different drugs used in treatment they found that calcium-channel blockers and ACE inhibitors ...

Hypertension drugs could lower Disability

...is of three years of data from 1995 to 1999 on 650 hypertensive and partially disabled women over 60 who participated in the Women's Health and Aging Study, a project of the National Institute on Aging in Bethesda, Md. The women on continuous ACE inhibitor therapy showed slower loss of walking speed and muscle s...

New method of measuring arterial stiffness in elderly hypertensives

... new method by which arterial stiffness in elderly hypertensive patients can be evaluated, using the "arterial stiffness index", which is measured by computerized oscillometry at the upper arm. The researchers from the Osaka University Medical School in Japan studied 42 patients, 26 of whom were over 60 years of ...

Hypertensives could benefit regular alcohol consumption

...hers in the Journal of Hypertension indicates that hypertensive patients could reduce their cardiovascular morbidi... and dose-dependently related to alcohol intake in hypertensive patients, and that this relationship was independent of the size distribution of apo(a) isoforms....

Hypertension lowered by Bedtime Dosing

...ppresses elevated blood pressure in the morning in hypertensive patients. The study was done on 133 patients with morning hypertension to receive once-daily evening administration of guanabenz or clonidine for four weeks. The blood pressure lowering effects of the two drugs in the morning and evening were evaluat...

Electrocardiograms plays a limited role

... the first-line approach to risk stratification of hypertensive patients with chest pain. Even though negative fin...gical stress echocardiography in a sample total of hypertensive men and women aged around 60, who had chest pain. They were subjected to electrocardiography and pha...

Risks for Silent Strokes

...tes and high blood pressure. Doctors recommend all hypertensive patients be tested for diabetes as least once a year. Meanwhile they say people with high blood pressure who do not already have diabetes should take steps to control their weight, eat healthy and exercise regularly. ...

Multi-Drug Therapy Effective in Lowering Blood Pressure

...nist-based therapy. The research included 22,576 hypertensive patients with coronary artery disease. The study was conducted over five years at 862 sites in 14 countries. The blood pressure goals were less than 140 millimeters of mercury (systolic) and less than 90 millimeters of mercury (diastolic). The goals ...

Poor Preventive Measures Taken By Diabetics

...bA1c level of 8 percent or greater, 40 percent had hypertensive blood pressure, and 52 percent had cholesterol levels of 200 mg/DL or greater. People with cholesterol levels of 200 mg/DL or greater are at borderline high risk, and sometimes even high risk, for heart disease. Researchers conclude that, "Ongoing ...

Blood Pressure Checks To Be Done For Children As Young As Age 3

...y. Researchers say the long-term health risks for hypertensive children and adolescents can be substantial, hence it is very important that clinical measures be taken to reduce risks and to optimize positive health outcomes....

Tea Found To Keep High Blood Pressure At Bay

...ce found to significantly reduce blood pressure in hypertensive rats. Second, they note tea also contains polyphenols, which are known to reduce oxidative stress and have beneficial effects on the vascular system. Given the high number of people around the world who regularly drink tea researchers believe the fi...

Multi-Drug Therapy Found To Be More Effective in Lowering B.P

...onist-based therapy. The research included 22,576 hypertensive patients with coronary artery disease. The study was conducted over five years at 862 sites in 14 countries. The blood pressure goals were less than 140 millimeters of mercury (systolic) and less than 90 millimeters of mercury (diastolic). The goals ...

Diabetics Should Adopt Better Preventive Measures

...bA1c level of 8 percent or greater, 40 percent had hypertensive blood pressure, and 52 percent had cholesterol levels of 200 mg/DL or greater. People with cholesterol levels of 200 mg/DL or greater are at borderline high risk, and sometimes even high risk, for heart disease. Researchers conclude that, "Ongoing ...

WHO acts to reduce the maternal death toll

...ses of maternal deaths are haemorrhage, infection, hypertensive disorders, obstructed labour and unsafe abortion. This leaves almost one million children motherless each year. These children are 10 times more likely to die in childhood than children whose mothers have not died. There is a stark divide of materna...

Eye testing can reveal the condition of your heart

...en stroke. Such changes in blood vessels, called hypertensive retinopathy, studies have shown, to be indicative of stroke or heart failure. Women seem to have the strongest links between the diseases and changed conditions of blood vessels in the eyes. The study also says that Women are more in danger of damage...

Hypertension Drug of Choice for African Americans

...nd diastolic blood pressure among African-American hypertensive patients in a multicenter, randomized, double-blin...that is both effective and better tolerated by the hypertensive patient. References 1. Weiss, R. Nebivolol in the treatment of patients with stage 1 and stage 2 hy...

Elderly Women Remain At Risk From Hypertension

...ding Framingham Heart Study, also found that older hypertensive women are especially at risk for having poorly con...at safe, effective risk reduction among the oldest hypertensive persons. Among men and women study participants with the highest levels of blood pressure at age 80 ...

Elderly Women Remain At Risk From Hypertension

...ding Framingham Heart Study, also found that older hypertensive women are especially at risk for having poorly con...at safe, effective risk reduction among the oldest hypertensive persons. Among men and women study participants with the highest levels of blood pressure at age 80 ...

Risk Of Heart Attack Increase From Pre-Hypertension

... study had said that signifies that you may not be hypertensive but the blood pressure is not normal also. They have examined data from the Framingham Study and had found that a person suffering from pre-hypertension is thrice as likely to have a heart attack and 1.7 times more likely to develop cardiac diseases ...

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