Tag: "hypertension" at medical news

Blood pressure medication preserves cognitive function in older African-Americans

...uarters of women age 75 and older in the U.S. have hypertension as do 64 percent of men in the same age range. The prevalence of hypertension is 60 percent greater in African-Americans, and their risk of stroke is 80 percent greater than Cauc...

New recommendations to prevent high blood pressure issued

...NHBPEP) has updated its recommendations to prevent hypertension (high blood pressure). New recommendations includ...However, Americans continue to be at high risk for hypertension and related complications. These revised recommendations can help us do better." Fifty million adult...

Rigorous, short-term diet-exercise program lowers heart disease risk

...l diet and exercise program. Seven of the men had hypertension defined as a reading of over 140 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) systolic or over 90 mm Hg diastolic. The meals consisted of less than 10 percent of calories from fat, 15 to 20 percent from protein and 70 to 75 percent from unrefined carbohydrates. C...

New study shows weight loss decreases ACE enzyme that controls blood pressure

...has been able to show definitively why obesity and hypertension are linked, however. "It's well known that losing weight will lower your blood pressure," Harp said. "We believe our work helps explain why that happens. The most important new finding, we believe, is this hormonal/enzymatic change that accompanies...

Inflammation may increase stroke risk in men with hypertension

...urnal of the American Heart Association. Although hypertension (high blood pressure) is a major risk factor for stroke, many people with the disease don't have strokes. Even among people with similar blood pressure levels, stroke risk varies considerably. This led researchers to investigate whether low-grade i...

Lifetime risk for heart failure: one in five

... Medical School in Boston. "Our data suggest that hypertension is the most important risk factor in women." In contrast, the lifetime risk for CHF was reduced by almost half for men without a prior heart attack (one in nine) compared with all men (one in five), which indicates the importance of heart attack for ...

Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions 99 times more likely to be hospitalized

...conditions such as asthma, arthritis, diabetes, or hypertension are 99 times more likely to experience one or more potentially preventable hospitalizations than those without a chronic condition, according to a study conducted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study is published in the N...

New buzz on coffee: It's not the caffeine that raises blood pressure

...n. What remains to be seen is whether people with hypertension should be advised to avoid decaffeinated coffee as well, Corti says. The American Heart Association says studies investigating a direct link between caffeine, coffee drinking and coronary heart disease have produced conflicting results. However, mo...

Want hypertension? Hurry up!

...ed for time and impatience with the development of hypertension in young urban adults. Time urgency/impatience (T...ung adulthood is associated with increased risk of hypertension years later," says lead author LiJing L. Yan, Ph.D., research assistant professor of preventive medi...

Hemodialysis study results published

...es for 2000 were for kidney failure. Diabetes and hypertension are leading causes. However, one study found that only 30 percent of diabetics were on a kidney-protecting ACE inhibitor when discharged from the hospital, and another showed that 70 percent of people being treated for high blood pressure are not re...

Moderate physical activity is critical for reducing the risk of chronic disease in older women

...re at higher risk for conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and stroke than "pear-shaped" people who store their fat in their buttocks and thighs, visceral obesity is not necessarily correlated with body shape, McTiernan said. The only accurate way to determine the presence and extent of intra-abdominal fat i...

Drug reduces deaths and hospital stays in heart attack patients with heart failure

... name Aldactone, has been used for decades against hypertension and other conditions. In 1999, Pitt led a team of researchers that published results in NEJM from the RALES trial that combined it with ACE inhibitors and other drugs. Heart failure is the only major cardiovascular disease whose prevalence and incid...

Non-drug, treatment for hypertension gets further physiological backing in AHA's Hypertension Primer

... is providing further support for the new non-drug hypertension treatment device, RESPeRATE TM . This third edition includes a new chapter which reviews the link between respiration and blood pressure and suggests a physiological basis for the therapeutic effect of the RESPeRATE TM previously demonstrated in six...

Research suggests how steroids cause diabetes and hypertension; liver plays critical role

...gs help explain the high incidence of diabetes and hypertension in obese individuals, a group that normally produc...nimals developed the same symptoms of diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure) when chronically treated with dexamethasone as mice with normal levels of PPAR...

HIV infection may bump up risk of heart disease in younger patients, UCLA study finds

...lable data on age, gender, antiretroviral therapy, hypertension and diabetes, Currier and her colleagues compared the rate and risk for coronary heart disease between the two populations. Then the researchers evaluated the relationship between the HIV patients' use of antiretroviral therapy and the number of firs...

Polyherbacy prompts need for physician's advice

...ransplant acceptance and anti-depressants Ginseng: hypertension (high blood pressure) or hypotension (low blood pr...h thyroid function due to iodine content Licorice: hypertension RELIABLE RESOURCES RELATED TO HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS National Center on Complimentary and Alternative ...

Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, August 5, 2003

...smoking, obesity, other chronic conditions such as hypertension and diabetes, medications, such as some antidepressants and beta-blockers, inactive lifestyle and watching more than 20 hours of television per week. This article is the subject of a video news release. Call for coordinates....

Study calls for major reforms in marketing of ephedra

... one site recommended its product for treatment of hypertension and coronary artery disease. Even though FTC guidelines are not strictly enforced, the authors of the study suggest that the makers of dietary supplements containing ephedra should voluntarily disclose pertinent information about the supplements. "It...

JAMA study: Medicare coverage boosts cancer, cholesterol screening for previously uninsured adults

...ps was reduced significantly more among those with hypertension or diabetes, from 37 percentage points to 8 percen... a drop of only 8 percentage points. Patients with hypertension or diabetes face an increased risk of heart disease or stroke, so they are most likely to benefit fr...

Decreased diabetic cardiac death from losartan?

...he Losartan Intervention For Endpoint reduction in hypertension (LIFE) study published by THE LANCET in March 2002...ants in the LIFE study, 44 patients with diabetes, hypertension and left ventricular hypertrophy died of sudden cardiac death. Substantially fewer deaths arose in t...

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