Tag: Hypertension

Innovation, Research

Missing link between Alzheimer’s and vascular disease found?

May 25, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

For more than 20 years, scientists have known that people with hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, or obesity have a higher likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The conditions can all affect the brain, damaging blood vessels and leading to strokes. But […]

Innovation, Research

New study debunks notion that salt consumption contributes to weight loss

January 22, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A new study led by Stephen Juraschek, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), sheds new light on these conflicting findings. The researchers found that reducing sodium intake in adults with elevated blood pressure […]

Innovation, Research

Avoid smoky environments to protect your heart

May 3, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

“Avoid exposure to secondhand smoke regardless of whether the smoker is still in the room,” said study author Professor Byung Jin Kim, of Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Republic of Korea. “Our study in non-smokers shows that the risk of high blood […]

Innovation, Research

Blood test may predict cardiovascular disease

May 1, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

According to the latest statistics from the American Heart Association (AHA), almost half of the people living in the United States have some form of cardiovascular disease. In fact, according to 2016 figures, 121.5 million U.S. adults, or 48 percent […]

Innovation, Research

Can this Amazonian diet offer a solution to heart disease?

November 6, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 610,000 people die because of heart disease-related problems each year in the United States. At global level, cardiovascular diseases caused around 31 percent of all deaths in 2016 alone, […]

Innovation, Research

Could a natural sugar protect against diabetes?

August 28, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

When conditions such as obesity, diabetes, fatty liver disease, and hypertension cluster together, it is referred to as metabolic syndrome. Individually, each of these conditions increases the risk of other problems, including coronary heart disease, cancer, and stroke. However, when […]

Innovation, Research

How much salt does it really take to harm your heart?

August 13, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Table salt, which we commonly use to season our food, contains sodium. Sodium, if often ingested in large quantities, can lead to a range of cardiovascular problems, including hypertension. The World Health Organization (WHO) say that a person should not […]

Editorial, Patient Experience

High blood pressure – a genetic approach

January 3, 2017

Via: Kelly Redmond

There is a certain standard procedure when patients come in with high blood pressure. Besides inquiring about lifestyle choices, doctors run specific tests. Depending on the test results, the possible most frequent causes are ruled out one by one. When […]

Editorial, Wellness

Low sodium intake – what are the risks?

November 1, 2016

Via: Kelly Redmond

Salt is traditionally associated with flavor, aroma, dynamism and generally with a state of well-being. “The salt of life” translates into the extra-value that improves all the other elements in someone’s life. Yet  our society declared a war on salt […]

Innovation, Patient Experience

Simple instruction sheet can increase patients’ compliance to prescribed medications

October 25, 2016

Via: The Medical News

Patients may be more likely to take their regularly prescribed medications for chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension correctly before surgery when provided a simple instruction sheet, reveals a study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2016 annual meeting. Taking medication […]


High Blood Pressure May Hike Dementia Risk

October 12, 2016

Via: MedlinePlus Health News

High blood pressure, particularly in middle age, might open the door to dementia, the American Heart Association warns in a new scientific statement. Dementia affects some 30 million to 40 million people worldwide. That number is expected to triple by […]


Increased parental longevity linked to lower risk of cardiovascular conditions in offspring

August 16, 2016

Via: The Medical News

In middle aged populations, the risks of cardiovascular conditions are progressively lower the longer a person’s parents lived past 69 years old, according to a study of 186,000 participants using a voluntary database published today in the Journal of the […]


Magnesium Lowers Blood Pressure

July 13, 2016

Via: MedPageToday

Magnesium supplementation leads to decreases in blood pressure among both hypertensive and normotensive adults, according to the findings of a meta-analysis. Taking 368-mg magnesium per day for 3 months led to 2.00 mm Hg reductions in systolic blood pressure (95% […]