Tag Archives: Blood Pressure
Elevated systolic blood pressure (SBP) rate is rising globally, along with associated deaths, according to research findings. The analysis involving 8.7 million participants found substantial increases in elevated systolic blood pressure between 1990 and 2015.
Systolic blood pressure of at… Read More
Over 400,000 American women suffer from stroke every year. Some people may be surprised to hear that this number is about 55,000 more than men.
Recent surveys suggest that a significant number of women don’t know the primary symptoms of… Read More
The drug fenofibrate has shown promise to reduce the risk of heart disease among some type 2 diabetes patients. More specifically, fenofibrate was shown to be effective in those diabetics who had high triglyceride levels and low HDL (good) cholesterol… Read More
Researchers found that combining a common drug for diabetes and a high blood pressure medication could possibly treat cancer. The researchers reported that this drug combination helped target specific cancer cells. One of the drugs is metformin, which is commonly… Read More
When you talk fiber, you probably think of bowel movements, as fiber is well known to prevent constipation. Some studies have shown that fiber is beneficial for maintaining healthy cholesterol levels. But did you know that fiber could also… Read More
Some interesting findings have revealed that premature death could occur in some people with high blood pressure who experience steep drops in pressure following drug therapy. This does not mean that people with high blood pressure should rethink taking their… Read More
Atrial fibrillation patients doing yoga improved their quality of life and lowered their heart rate and blood pressure. Nurse and Ph.D. candidate Maria Wahlström explained, “Many patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) can’t live their lives as they want… Read More
People who suffer from high blood pressure and hypertension can have different challenges and, as it turns out, up to 40 percent suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. Research seems to suggest that sleep apnea therapy may benefit those who live… Read More
Modest increase in blood pressure among seniors has been linked to higher risk of heart failure and death. Recommended blood pressure readings for healthy people over 60 have been recently changed by the Joint National Committee (JNC) from 140/90 mm… Read More
Blood pressure in type 2 diabetics can be lowered with easy exercises. Coauthor of the study Bronwyn Kingwell explained, “It appears you don’t have to do very much. We saw some marked blood pressure reductions over trial days when… Read More
Cardiovascular disease risk reduced with lower LDL cholesterol and blood pressure combination. Study lead investigator Brian Ference explained, “[The results] demonstrate for the first time that LDL cholesterol and SBP [systolic blood pressure] have independent, multiplicative, and cumulative causal… Read More
Systolic blood pressure levels over 140 mm Hg increase the risk of coronary heart disease in chronic kidney disease patients. For the study, the researchers looked at the association between blood pressure and other clinical outcomes in over 300,000 chronic… Read More
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