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Category Archives: Blood Pressure

Oral Bacteria Are Associated with a Risk of High Blood Pressure among Older Women

According to new research, older women who carry certain types of oral bacteria are at risk for developing high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. The study found that these oral microorganisms were associated with the development of this condition in postmenopausal women and could help explain why some people’s immune systems fight against them ...click here to read more

Ways to Manage Blood Pressure Without Medication

A high blood pressure diagnosis can make you think medicine is necessary and eternal. But it isn’t. Blood pressure is highly responsive to lifestyle, and certain controllable factors can lead to lower blood pressure. Living a heart-healthy lifestyle has the potential to reduce or manage blood pressure and may allow you to avoid, delay, or ...click here to read more

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

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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

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