Hypertension Blogs

Restricting Salt Intake Prevents Heart Problems

Filed under: Hypertension — Medindia Health News July 17, 2010 @ 8:07 pm
image Restricting the amount of salt or sodium chloride in food can lower the risk of cardiovascular morbidities, concluded researchers. Dieter Klaus and colleagues said that people whose intake of dietary sodium chloride is in excess of 6 g per day increase their risk of cardiovascular morbidities and hypertension. This is particularly notable in view of the fact that in the Western industrialized nations, one in two deaths is due to a cardiovascular disorder and the average ...

Is Your Heart Under Attack?

Filed under: Hypertension — Medindia Health News July 9, 2010 @ 3:46 pm
image Nothing shocks us more than hearing of some friend or acquaintance being struck down in the prime of life by a -SUDDEN HEART ATTACK. It's happening all over - and in India with ever increasing frequency. Events like these bring us jarringly face to face with our own mortality. But are these attacks really sudden? This article offers insight and hope--with a shortlist of the major causes of a heart attack--and tells you what you can do to avoid it. br...

Proteins Regulating Blood Pressure, Flow Identified

Filed under: Hypertension — Medindia Health News @ 3:46 pm
image Proteins in a bio-chemical pathway, that play a key role in regulating blood pressure and flow have been identified by scientists. The findings have evolved from studies conducted by Jeffrey S. Isenberg, Eileen M. Bauer, and their colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. "Identifying and unravelling this important pathway for blood pressure regulation could lead to a better understanding of who will get high blood pressure and why, as well as allow u...

Blood Pressure Regulation Pathway Identified by Pitt Researchers

Filed under: Hypertension — Medindia Health News July 8, 2010 @ 1:12 pm
image Key players in a little-known biochemical pathway that appears to regulate blood pressure have been identified by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The findings, reported in the early online version of ICardiovascular Research/I, have evolved from studies conducted by Jeffrey S. Isenberg, M.D., Eileen M. Bauer, Ph.D., and their colleagues at Pitt's Vascular Medicine Institute.

High Fructose Intake May Lead to High Blood Pressure

Filed under: Hypertension — Medindia Health News July 3, 2010 @ 1:52 am
image A new study has found that people who eat a diet high in fructose, in the form of added sugar, are at increased risk of developing high blood pressure, or hypertension. The findings suggest that cutting back on foods and beverages containing a lot of fructose (sugar) might decrease one's risk of developing hypertension. Hypertension is the most common chronic condition in developed countries and a major risk factor for heart and kidney diseases. Researchers a...

New Blood Pressure Treatments May Result From Novel Pathway

Filed under: Hypertension — Medindia Health News June 24, 2010 @ 7:59 pm
image Through a study on mice, researchers have found that increasing certain proteins in blood vessels of mice can cause them to relax, thus lowering blood pressure. The study provides new avenues for research that may lead to new treatments for hypertension. "The paper demonstrates that cytochrome P450 plays an important role in the management of high blood pressure, a disease of enormous public health concern," said Dr. Darryl Zeldin, acting clinical director of the National...

Diabetes Increases Liver Disease Risk: Study

Filed under: Hypertension — Medindia Health News June 22, 2010 @ 10:07 pm
image A new study has shown that adults with newly diagnosed diabetes are at higher long-term risk of serious liver disease, including cirrhosis and liver failure. It is well-known that diabetes has a negative impact on the eye, kidney and blood vessels, but little is known about its effect on the liver. The latest study conducted over 13 years by researchers from St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences in Toronto inclu...

Epigenetic Gene Silencing Held as Cause for Fatal Lung Vascular Disease

Filed under: Hypertension — Medindia Health News June 10, 2010 @ 3:37 am
image Recent American research suggests that epigenetic gene silencing may be the key to pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a fatal lung vascular disease. PAH, a syndrome characterized by gradual blockage of blood vessels in the lungs, has been linked to genetic causes in a small percentage of patients. But University of Chicago researchers have now found that a form of epigenetics - the modification of gene expression - causes the disease in an animal model and could con...

Cut Back on Sugary Drinks to Lower Blood Pressure

Filed under: Hypertension — Medindia Health News May 26, 2010 @ 9:56 pm
image Drinking fewer sugary drinks, one of the main sources of sugar in the US diet, can help reduce blood pressure, according to a study Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. "Our findings suggest that reducing sugar-sweetened beverages and sugar consumption may be an important dietary strategy to lower blood pressure and further reduce other blood pressure-related diseases," said lead author Liwei Chen of the Louisiana State University health science center. ...

Americans’ Blood Pressure Under Control

Filed under: Hypertension — Medindia Health News @ 9:56 pm
image New research shows that 50 percent of patients with hypertension have adequate control of their blood pressure, meeting a goal of Healthy People 2010, but the rate of hypertension in the U.S. has not decreased in recent years, according to a study in the May 26 issue of IJAMA/I. "Hypertension is a prevalent condition affecting ap-proximately 65 million in-dividuals in the United States based on a preliminary report from the National Health and Nutrition Exami-nation Survey (NHAN...
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