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Masked hypertension (MH) can be considered the opposite of white coat hypertension, which is when during a typical doctor’s office visit your blood pressure reads as being high despite being normal at home. The white coat effect is thought to… Read More
The term labile hypertension refers to fluctuations in your blood pressure. When discussing blood pressure, it is either referred to was being high, low, or normal. Labile hypertension, on the other hand, refers to sudden and ongoing changes in… Read More
Portal hypertension is high blood pressure in the portal venous system.
These are the veins that come from the stomach, intestines, spleen, and pancreas, and they merge into the portal vein that further branches out into smaller vessels and extend… Read More
A deficiency of the anti-aging hormone klotho has been found in patients with diabetes who are also suffering from early stage kidney disease—a discovery that may lead to the development of new treatments. This hormone has previously been linked to… Read More
Research from the University of California, Irvine has shown that regular electroacupuncture treatments may help to lower high blood pressure, or hypertension. This acupuncture treatment works by increasing the number of opioids known as enkephalins released in the area of… Read More
According to the latest findings by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), American healthcare spending was primarily on diabetes, heart disease, and back pain problems. Only 20 conditions made up nearly half of the healthcare spending in the… 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
Resistant hypertension (high blood pressure) is when a person has made the appropriate lifestyle changes in order to reduce their blood pressure or have taken at least two different types of blood pressure-lowering medications, and yet their blood pressure has… Read More
Hypertension, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes are linked to a greater risk of peripheral artery disease (PAD) in men.
An atherosclerotic syndrome characterized by blockage of the arteries, especially in the extremities, peripheral artery disease affects eight to 10… Read More
Colon cancer recurrence is associated with diabetes and high blood pressure, according to research. In a retrospective study looking at 36,000 colon cancer patients, the researchers found that early diabetes and high blood pressure increased the risk of colon cancer… Read More
Heart attack and stroke risk from hypertension is reduced by statins and blood pressure drugs. Research suggests that combining statins for cholesterol with blood pressure medications reduced the risk of heart disease by 40 percent.
The trial, known as HOPE-3,… Read More
Unfortunately, we can’t stop aging, and so with every passing year our health is put at risk. From vision loss to hearing troubles, these are just some aspects of health that naturally get worse with age. On the other hand,… Read More