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Spouses and other partners lower blood pressure says new research

The May issue of Psychosomatic medicine reports that spending a little quality time with one's spouse and other partners seems to have a calming influence on a person's blood pressure. In a study that used portable monitors to track people's blood pressure, it turned out that the participants' pressure was lowest when they were with their partners, regardless of what they were doing. ....Dr. Bro...

H2O - a cure for low blood pressure

US researchers have found that a large glass of water may be the latest blood pressure drug for some patients. ..Investigators at Vanderbilt's Autonomic Dysfunction Center reported that water has a powerful blood pressure raising effect in patients who experience fainting spells while standing.// ..Blood pressure started increasing within two or three minutes after the water was ingested, increas...

Uncontrolled blood pressure

Among older people high blood pressure is poorly controlled. Drugs and lifestyle modification can help control high blood pressure (hypertension) yet these measures are not being taken by a majority of those who have the condition. ....At the Baylor School of Medicine, Houston, Texas, doctors have surveyed over 16,000 adults over 25 and found that 27 per cent had hypertension.// ....Of this grou...

Nitric oxide involved in high blood pressure

High blood pressure causes inactivation of nitric oxide, a hormone involved in blood pressure control which worsens the problem. If high blood pressure is left untreated, it does not stay at one elevated level, but tends to spiral out of control. According to the researchers at the University of Texas, this study was conducted on rats and found that nitric oxide, which helps control blood pressur...

Way to monitor blood pressure

Blood pressure measured during exercise is a better indicator of heart disease risk than blood pressure taken at rest. High blood pressure raises the risk of heart disease and stroke. Normally, doctors measure blood pressure when the patient is sitting quietly in their office. But researchers at University of San Diego now show that there could be a better way. Hence it has to be treated and dete...

Pressure on spine cause problems

Chiropractors say that even small amounts of pressure on the nerves exiting the spine may lead to long-term health issues. A chiropractor will carefully examine the way your spine is aligned. The World Chiropractic Alliance now says that misalignments can lead to pressure on the nerves that exit the spine. And this pressure could be the cause of chronic problems.// ....The chiropractors call the...

Aggressive blood pressure treatment needed

Those who are most at risk from high blood pressure have the most to gain from treatment - yet they are being neglected. Doctors are often reluctant to treat people with high blood pressure when they have other risk factors, like high cholesterol or diabetes. Maybe they believe little can be done when matters have reached the 'multiple risk factor' stage, or they may worry about lowering blood pr...

Blood Pressure Drug may slow wasting in burn victims

A widely used blood pressure drug shows strong potential for slowing the metabolic overdrive that makes patients waste away after severe burns and other major injuries. In a study, researchers at Shriners Hospital for Children in Galveston, Texas, tried propranolol on 13 children with bad burns and left 12 untreated to compare. The drug, one of a class known as beta blockers, checks the stimulati...

Borderline blood pressure- possible health risk

It is best to keep blood pressure at normal (120/80 mmHg). Better still, there is a benefit in keeping blood pressure as low as possible.High blood pressure is generally defined as a reading above 140/90 mm Hg and, if untreated, it raises the risk of stroke and heart attack. It's becoming increasingly clear that these figures don't represent a clear cut-off point below which there's no health ri...

Patients Pressure Would Result In Overprescription

Overprescription and subsequent overuse of antibiotics is an increasing concern, contributing to higher drug costs and the increasing prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. But in many cases, doctors' over-prescribing of medication may not be due to misdiagnoses, but to insistent requests and subtle hints from their patients. // ....Scott and his colleagues analyzed data from a 1996-1999 o...

Salt reduction lowers blood pressure

According to a new study combining a diet rich in fruit and vegetables with decreased salt intake can lower blood pressure, even in those not suffering from hypertension. The DASH (Dietary Approached to Stop Hypertension) diet can lead to significant health benefits.// Previous research has shown it lowers blood pressure, low density lipoprotein (LDL) and levels of homocysteine, an amino acid lin...

Less sodium,less pressure

Dr. Frank Sacks, chair of the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) says by reducing salt intake and following a good diet pattern are as effective in decreasing blood pressure as antihypertensive medications.In addition, following these dietary guidelines// could lead to a 20% decrease in the prevalence of heart disease and a 35% decrease in the prevalence of strokes. ....The DASH-Sodi...

Vitamin E decreases high blood pressure in kidney failure

The antioxidant vitamin E was able to reduce high blood pressure in rats who had kidney failure. Researchers at the University of Texas, find that rats with impaired kidneys// and high blood pressure produce large amounts of damaging free radicals. This process, known as oxidative stress, now looks to play a key role in high blood pressure. In the latest study, they also show that giving the ani...

Blood Pressure Drugs maintain muscle strength

Drugs used to reduce blood pressure could help to keep elderly people fitter for longer by slowing the physical decline that accompanies age.// ACE inhibitors prevent high blood pressure by blocking an enzyme that causes blood vessels to constrict. The drugs also help to preserve muscle strength in patients suffering from congestive heart failure (CHF). .. ..Researchers said the drugs could...

Blood Pressure An Early Warning Sign Of Alzheimer’s Disease

An early warning sign of developing Alzheimer’s disease is a drop in blood pressure, say researchers, according to new research.// ..Results from previous research on the association between blood pressure and Alzheimer’s disease have been conflicting. In a recent study, researchers focused on blood pressure variations before and after a diagnosis of dementia. ..The research included 947 patien...

Dark Chocolate Is Helpful In Lowering Blood Pressure.

A study conducted recently links dark chocolate consumption to improved insulin sensitivity //and lowered hypertension. The study reveals that three ounces of dark chocolate a day for several weeks lowers blood pressure by an average of 10 percent and improves insulin sensitivity in patients with hypertension... ..The team studied 20 people, 10 men and 10 women, each were assigned 3.5 ounces of d...

More compelling reasons to lower blood pressure

A recent study by British researchers who analyzed 61 previous studies of blood pressure and cardiovascular disease, which together included 1 million people, found that lowering blood pressure, regardless of age and even if readings are in the normal range, could// have significant pay off in terms of reducing risk of strokes and heart attacks. ....The study which included a 13 year follow-up of...

Lowering blood pressure beneficial for PAD patients

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), a risk factor for heart attacks, is characterized by atherosclerosis, a condition in which blood vessels of the legs are narrowed by fatty deposits. PAD is a risk factor for heart attacks because the atherosclerosis// probably also occurs in the coronary arteries. ....Researchers at the University of Colorado studied a group of 955 people with diabetes. The sub...

Blood pressure control with ACE inhibitor or diuretic?

An Australian study published in The New England Journal of Medicine has challenged the American ALLHAT trial that showed diuretics were superior to ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitors and calcium channel blockers in controlling blood pressure. The Australian study included 6,083 people who were mostly white. Blood pressure reduction was the same in those who took a diuretic and those...

Night Time Aspirin Regimen Found to Reduce Blood Pressure

Patients with mild hypertension experienced a significant reduction in blood pressure as the result of regularly taking aspirin before bed, according to a new study. ....To investigate the effect of aspirin taken at different times of the rest-activity cycle, Ramon C. Hermida, Ph.D., of Bioengineering and Chronobiology Laboratories, University of Vigo, Campus Universitario, Spain, and colleagues...

Changes in cabin pressure pose risks for moms-to-be

One of the more intriguing observations about pregnancy is that births are sometimes reported to increase right about nine months after major weather events, such as hurricanes or snowstorms. While some have speculated that the sudden changes in barometric pressure that precede a storm could boost conception rates, no research has proved any such link. ....Air pressure changes during air travel,...

Weight and Blood Pressure

A new study highlights the importance of weight control throughout life to control blood pressure. The study also reports low birthweight and low socio-economic status during childhood can also contribute to higher blood pressure in the future.//.. ..Researchers have suggested the negative effect of birthweight on systolic blood pressure may be initiated in utero and amplified with age. Researche...

Multi-Drug Therapy Effective in Lowering Blood Pressure

Researchers from the University of Florida College of Medicine designed a randomized //trial to compare two different treatments for hypertension in older patients. ..The research included 22,576 hypertensive patients with coronary artery disease. The study was conducted over f...

Study On Self Measurement Of Blood Pressure

There are two types of blood pressures -- systolic pressure is created by the contraction of the heart muscle pushing blood // into the vessels and diastolic pressure is when the heart is at rest between beats. The normal blood pressure for adults is 120/80. The first number in a blood pressure reading is the systolic pressure and the second, or bottom, number is the diastolic pressure. ..A rece...

Strategies That Might Lower Blood Pressure Questioned

According to a new study simple strategies to improve lifestyle habits may not lower blood pressure in patients with a single high blood pressure reading .// ....Researchers investigated whether simple interventions, such as providing patients with an information booklet, encouraging lower sodium intake, and advice for a healthier diet, had more or less of an effect as standard care. Nearly 300...

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

The government has set new standards for measuring blood pressure in children based on age, weight, height and sex. According to the latest standards // children as young as age 3 should receive regular blood pressure checks. ..Kids who fall in the 95th percentile for blood pressure are diagnosed with high blood pressure. Kids who fall between the 90th percentile and 95th percentiles are said to...

Tea Found To Keep High Blood Pressure At Bay

A new study out of Taiwan suggests drinking tea may keep your blood pressure under control. Researchers say they have now discovered // that people who drank between 120 milliliters and 599 milliliters of green or oolong tea a day for a year had a 46-percent decreased risk of developing hypertension than those who did not drink tea regularly. People who consumed more than 600 milliliters a day sa...

Blood Pressure On The Rise

A new study shows the number of Americans living with high blood pressure has increased 30 percent over the last 10 years. High blood pressure is defined // as having blood pressure of 140/90 millimeters of mercury or higher. Patients who are told by their doctors at least twice that their blood pressure is elevated are also considered to have high blood pressure. ..However researchers say the st...

New Drug Effective for Low Blood Pressure

Patients with a condition called orthostatic hypotension have problems with sinking blood pressure when standing up from a sitting position.// Current treatments help increase blood pressure when standing but also cause blood pressure to soar when lying down, increasing the risk for stroke. Researchers say that a new drug application could help patients with low blood pressure. ..Blood pressure c...

Monitoring Blood Pressure

A recent study shows that measuring ones blood pressure at home may lead to fewer blood pressure medications and slightly lower costs.// Researchers compared self-measurement at patients’ homes to conventional doctors’ office measurements of blood pressure for patients with high blood pressure. ..400 patients with a diastolic blood pressure reading of 95 millimeters of mercury or more as measure...

Reducing Blood Pressure in Women By Increasing Folate

Women who consume more folate are less likely to develop high blood pressure say researchers based on findings of a recent study .// For the study researchers analyzed data from two large studies, which included more than 156,000 women. ..Researchers gave the women questionnaires, which asked about their folate and supplemental folic acid intake. None of the participants had high blood pressure...

Acupuncture May Well Be The Next Cure For High Blood Pressure

A report in the Journal of Applied Physiology says that it is possible to reduce high blood pressure through the use of acupuncture// . ....Scientists, in an attempt to study the effects of acupuncture on sympathetic excitatory cardiovascular responses, had found out the result from the reactions in anesthetized Sprague-Dawley rats. The results were obtained when the rats were subjected to thirty...

Diuretics are better for treating blood pressure problems than newer medicines

According to the Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial (ALLHAT) // results, most effective treatment of high blood pressure seems to be diuretics of the thiazide variety that are also sometimes known as the water pills. ....In the results of the study was published in this week’s The Journal of American Medical association. ALLHAT is considered one of the mos...

High blood pressure during sleep may cause high blood sugar

Researchers at University of Michigan Medical School say that for people whose blood pressure do not lower //during night may also have high blood sugar levels. ....In a healthy normal person blood pressure tends to lower while sleeping at night. However, drinking till late night, or sleep disturbances may elevate the nighttime blood pressures. ....The new research points out to the fact such h...

Water pills for diabetic with high blood pressure

Previously it was said that diuretics or water pills based treatment resulted in the lowest rate of heart failure due to // hypertension in both the groups of African-Americans and Americans. Now the same researchers are saying that the same drugs can benefit the patients with diabetes who suffer from high blood pressure and related cardiovascular illness. ....The research findings form a part of...

Normal Blood Pressure Could Add Over 5 Years To Your Life

In international study has found that people in their 50s with normal blood pressure// could live up to five years longer than those with hypertension or high blood pressure. ....The study found that people who had normal blood pressure developed heart disease later in life than people with high blood pressure. The study has been published in the current issue of Hypertension: Journal of the Amer...

Womb may have impact upon Blood Pressure

New research totals to a growing body of evidence that adult health is set to a considerable degree by conditions in the womb and proposes that programming may start earlier in pregnancy than previously believed. According to the study it was found that fetuses with shorter thigh bones// at 24weeks had higher blood pressure at the age of 5 than those with longer thigh bones. ..Understanding how...

Cut meat to cut blood pressure

British researchers in an attempt to find out how various eating styles were associated with differences in blood pressure, compared the blood pressures of meat eaters, fish eaters, vegetarians, and vegans. Their findings, which were published in Public Health Nutrition, showed how healthy eating habits could help lower high blood pressure. The researchers involved 11,000 adults// in the comparat...

Aerobics- right choice for Cutting Blood Pressure

According to a new study suggests that aerobic exercise alone is best for lowering blood pressure. Researchers felt that draining iron may not make much of a difference when it comes time to face the blood pressure cuff. ....Blood pressure is known to go up during periods of vigorous exertion, but exercise as a regular activity is associated with healthier, lower blood pressure. Researchers looke...

Household Activities Can Reduce Blood Pressure

Scientists from Indiana University had found that doing household activities like cleaning the house and the backyards, washing the car etc could prevent hypertension and conditions of prehypertension in people. // ....The study found that regardless of intensity, four hours of accumulated daily lifestyle physical activity had the effect of dropping study participants' blood pressure by a catego...
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