Hypertension may increase heart failure risk post-delivery

Hypertension may increase heart failure risk post-delivery

New York, April 10 (IANS) Young women suffering from hypertension are at an increased risk of heart failure within the six weeks after delivery, also known as the postpartum period, according to a study.   Heart failure is a leading cause of maternal morbidity and death, affecting relatively young reproductive-age women, especially among those with […]

Climbing stairs may reduce hypertension

Climbing stairs may reduce hypertension

New York, February 15 (IANS) Try climbing stairs as much possible if you find aerobics or resistance-training exercises to be tedious, as it may not only reduce high blood pressure problems but also build leg strength, especially in older women, claimed a new research.   Postmenopausal women with estrogen deficiencies are more susceptible to vascular […]

Novel tool may identify drugs for asthma, hypertension

Novel tool may identify drugs for asthma, hypertension

New York, February 10 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new tool that could evaluate new drugs for diseases associated with abnormal levels of cell strength, such as asthma, hypertension and muscular dystrophy.   According to the researchers, the tool named “fluorescently labeled elastomeric contractible surfaces” (FLECS) can measure the physical strength of individual cells 100 […]

High BP rates among India’s young adults ‘unexpectedly’ more

High BP rates among India’s young adults ‘unexpectedly’ more

New York, January 30 (IANS) Hypertension among young adults in India is higher than previously estimated and more than in Central and Eastern Europe, the region previously estimated to have the highest rates for this group, says a study led by researchers at Harvard University.   The researchers wanted to find out how the prevalence […]

Diabetes, hypertension rates high in India: Study

Diabetes, hypertension rates high in India: Study

Washington, January 29 (IANS) Diabetes and hypertension are common among middle-aged and elderly people in India, home to more than a sixth of the world’s population, researchers said on Monday.   Pascal Geldsetzer of Harvard University and colleagues looked at health data collected from 1,320,555 adults across India between 2012 and 2014, which included plasma […]

Thirty minutes of sauna bath may reduce hypertension: Study

Thirty minutes of sauna bath may reduce hypertension: Study

London, January 6 (IANS) Suffering from hypertension? Taking a sauna bath of 30 minutes may help reduce blood pressure levels, according to a study.   The study showed that immediately after 30 minutes of sauna bathing, participants’ mean systolic blood pressure (the top number) reduced from 137 mmHg to 130 mmHg, and their diastolic (the […]

3 hypertension misconception

3 hypertension misconception

Dr KezhawetuoMiachie-o MBBS MD(General Medicine), Department of Medicine, CIHSR   Hypertension is one of the most common disease prevalent in our society. However,the main concern for we doctors about hypertension today is not the disease but the many misconception our people has about hypertension which has drawn our attention towards clarifying exactly what is true […]

Hypertension can affect children too, not just adults

Hypertension can affect children too, not just adults

(May 17 is World Hypertension Day)   By Rajat Arora  | IANS If you thought hypertension is a condition that affects only the adults and the elderly, you are totally mistaken. Paediatric hypertension is well on the rise.   Primary hypertension is predominantly associated with a positive family history of hypertension, obesity, and life-style factors. […]

Hypertension may affect cognitive skills in children

Hypertension may affect cognitive skills in children

New York, September 30 (IANS) Hypertension or high blood pressure is rapidly increasing in children, largely as a consequence of their obesity.   This high blood pressure in children and adolescents can significantly affect their mental skills, a study has found.   In the study, children with hypertension performed low on cognitive tests on visual […]

20 per cent Indian youth suffer from hypertension

20 per cent Indian youth suffer from hypertension

New Delhi, (IANS) Over 20 per cent of Indian youth suffer from hypertension problems due to their sedentary lifestyle, experts have said.   The experts warned that hypertension and other complications were also leading to brain haemorrhage.   “Most of the young working population face health problems due to anxiety, stress and the usual ‘hurry’ […]

Hypertension, hard labour raise women’s risk of heart disease

Hypertension, hard labour raise women’s risk of heart disease

London, (IANS) Hypertensive women with physically demanding jobs are at nearly three times higher risk of ischaemic heart disease, a condition that affects blood supply to the heart, warns a study.   The combination of hypertension (commonly known as high blood pressure) and high physical activity at work increased the risk of ischaemic heart disease […]