It is estimated that eighty percent of the 10 million Americans suffering from both diabetes and hypertension do not reach goal blood pressure (BP) and are at increased risk for heart, kidney and eye disease. Now, an already available non-drug hypertension treatment device, named RESPeRATE(R) (www.RESPeRATE.com), has demonstrated its ability to significantly lower blood pressure [...]
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This study shows that while the rate of high blood pressure increased with age, numbers of people receiving treatment for the condition did not. Seventy-four percent of people age 80 and older had high blood pressure, compared with 63 percent of those age 60 to 79 and 27 percent of those under the age of [...]
Taking folic acid supplements — along with eating more foods high in folate, such as oranges, leafy greens and fortified grains — might help some women reduce their risk of hypertension.
Folate Intake and the Risk of Incident Hypertension Among US Women
Reviparin can significantly reduce the risk of death after a major heart attack.
Reviparin also reduced the danger of a subsequent heart attack without hiking the risk of potentially fatal brain hemorrhage associated with heparin, the standard blood-thinning treatment.
Reviparin is chemically related to heparin, commonly used in hospitals to prevent blood clots from causing a [...]
Sitting with eyes closed and breathing has a significant impact on blood pressure.
After one year of meditation, researchers noticed not only a reduction in diastolic and systolic pressure, but an impressive 23% reduction in blood pressure medication.
“When we’re meditating, we slow down our breathing process. When we slow down our breathing process, we bring [...]
Diminished levels of a key protein associated with pre-eclampsia can be detected in the urine of women mid-way through pregnancy, a finding that could help pave the way for the development of a screening test for this potentially life-threatening disease.
The research found lower than normal levels of placental growth factor (PlGF) protein in the [...]
Aggressive treatment of hypertension in heart disease patients (calcium channel blocker called amlodipine) can reduce the risks of heart attacks, stroke and hospitalization by as much as 30% — even in patients whose blood pressure is close to normal.
Such aggressive treatment can even halt the buildup of artery-blocking plaque.
Experts said that the study [...]
The calcium channel blocker amlodipine decreases the risk of cardiovascular events (such as heart attack or heart-disease related deaths) in patients with coronary artery disease and normal blood pressure, as does the ACE inhibitor enalapril, but to a lesser extent.
For every 16 patients who receive amlodipine, there will be on average 1 adverse cardiovascular event [...]
Those who adhered to a “Mediterranean diet,” did not smoke, drank moderately and remained physically active were about half as likely to die during the study period as those whose diets and lifestyles were less healthful.
When patients at risk for developing heart disease and Type 2 diabetes followed a Mediterranean-style diet for two years, they [...]
Patients who undergo obesity surgery get far more than cosmetic benefits.
Diabetes was eliminated in nearly 77% of the affected patients
High blood pressure was eliminated in nearly 62%
Cholesterol improved in at least 70%
Ostructive sleep apnea (breathing stops during sleep) disappeared in almost 86% of cases.
Dr. Buchwald and colleagues reviewed studies on obesity surgery published [...]