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Category Archives: Blood Pressure

People with Type II Diabetes and Hypertension Face an Increased Risk of Bone Fractures

New research has found that people living with type II diabetes and hypertension may face an increased risk of fractures in bones. However, an international team of researchers has discovered a potential bone therapy that could alleviate the problem one day. The collaborative effort between scientists explored whether hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) could help to ...click here to read more

Low Blood Pressure during Surgery Linked to Increased Risk for Postoperative Delirium

According to a new study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2021 annual meeting, patients who experience low blood pressure during surgery are at risk for postoperative delirium. Postoperative delirium is a change in mental function that can cause confusion after surgery. It’s the most common surgical complication for older adults and it can be caused by ...click here to read more

Optimal Blood Pressure Helps Our Brains Stay Younger than Our Actual Age: Study

Accelerated brain aging could be avoided by keeping blood pressure within optimal levels. A new study from The Australian National University (ANU) has found that optimal blood pressure helps the brain stay at least six months younger than the actual age. The researchers are now calling for national health guidelines to be updated to reflect ...click here to read more

Making Dietary Changes Plays an Important Role in Treating Your High Blood Pressure

A change in diet may help patients with treatment-resistant high blood pressure. According to a new study published in the American Heart Association’s journal, Circulation, adopting the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) eating plan could successfully reduce blood pressure in those who have not had progress through other treatments. Those who had the most ...click here to read more

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Adults With High Stress Hormones Were More Likely To Develop High Blood Pressure & Heart Events

Adults who have high-stress hormones are more likely to develop high blood pressure and heart events compared to those who have lower stress hormones. This new research was published in the American Heart Association journal, Hypertension. Previous studies have found that cumulative exposure to long-term or traumatic stress can increase cardiovascular risk, and there is ...click here to read more

Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering Has Positive Outcomes in Older Patients with Hypertension

In older patients with hypertension, aggressive blood pressure treatment may lower the risk of cardiovascular events. Compared to standard therapy, this treatment comes without increasing adverse outcomes. Previous studies in older adults with hypertension have shown mixed results, and guidelines recommend different target levels. These trials specifically set out to examine whether intensive treatment targeting ...click here to read more

Don’t Get Bogged Down by High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure sounds so permanent. It feels like once you’re headed that way, or you’re already there, there is little you can do. But guess what? You can step off the train toward hypertension a lot more easily than you might think. Research exists to suggest that simply implementing more walking into your day ...click here to read more

Blood Pressure Variability May Relate to Risk of Dementia, Especially in Men

The risk of dementia may be related to blood pressure variability (BPV) in men, according to a new report from Monash University. Researchers suggest that this new information could allow for new treatments and preventative measures in the management of dementia and cognitive decline. Published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the paper ...click here to read more