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Health News - Hypertension

Low-calorie sweeteners may promote metabolic syndrome
New research now suggests that low-calorie sweeteners may actually help to increase fat formulation and lead to metabolic syndrome. (Medical News Today)

What is a left atrial enlargement?
Left atrial enlargement is linked to several conditions, including atrial fibrillation and heart failure. Learn more about the causes and treatment. (Medical News Today)

Death risk increased with two blood pressure drugs
Researchers reveal that two classes of medication used to treat hypertension could raise blood pressure variability, which may increase the risk of death. (Medical News Today)

Salt causes hypertension, but can fruits and veg save the day?
Put the salt down, because no matter how healthful your diet is, researchers found that consuming too much salt still increases blood pressure. (Medical News Today)

Common blood pressure drug may prevent type 1 diabetes
Researchers reveal that methyldopa — a drug commonly used to lower blood pressure — could also be used for the prevention and treatment of type 1 diabetes. (Medical News Today)

What you should know about white coat syndrome
White coat syndrome is a condition where a person’s blood pressure rises due to being around doctors. Included is detail on diagnosis and complications. (Medical News Today)

What you should know about anuria
A look at anuria, a condition when the kidneys stop production of urine. Included is detail on diagnosis and the potential treatment options. (Medical News Today)

What are the health benefits of celeriac?
In this article, we take a look at some of the health benefits of celeriac, along with nutritional information and some recipe suggestions. (Medical News Today)

What is an intracerebral hemorrhage?
Intracerebral hemorrhage happens when blood suddenly leaks in the brain. It is a potentially life-threatening emergency. Learn more about the risk factors. (Medical News Today)

Common blood pressure drug raises skin cancer risk
New research shows that people who take the popular hypertension drug hydrochlorothiazide may put themselves at a dramatically high risk of skin cancer. (Medical News Today)

High blood pressure: Could diet replace medication?
Researchers suggest that the DASH diet, when combined with low salt intake, may be just as effective as medication for lowering high blood pressure. (Medical News Today)

The 10 best blood pressure apps
Blood pressure can be managed through apps that can track and monitor your levels and reduce your risk factors for developing high blood pressure. (Medical News Today)

Salt raises blood pressure, but our gut bacteria can stop it
New research shows that replenishing the friendly bacteria in our gut that are affected by too much salt may lower high blood pressure. (Medical News Today)

Do you have high blood pressure? You might, based on new guidelines
Almost half of adults in the United States are now classified as hypertensive, following a change to the guidelines for high blood pressure. (Medical News Today)

Skin may regulate blood pressure, study finds
The skin may respond to low-oxygen environments in a way that increases blood pressure and heart rate, according to a study in mice. (Medical News Today)

Women's dementia risk increased by midlife hypertension
Women who develop high blood pressure in their 40s may be at greater risk of dementia, a new study finds, but this association may not ring true for men. (Medical News Today)

Regular sauna use could slash men's hypertension risk
The risk of high blood pressure may be up to 46 percent lower for men who use a sauna at least twice weekly, a Finnish study suggests. (Medical News Today)

Nephroptosis: Causes, diagnosis, and treatment
A floating or mobile kidney is medically known as nephroptosis. In this article, we learn about causes, risk factors, and complications for this condition. (Medical News Today)

Maintaining healthy weight helps keep blood pressure low through life
New research shows maintaining a healthy weight throughout life - more so than four other health behaviors studied - is important to help keep blood pressure in check, according to research presented... (Medical News Today)

PATHWAY-2 uncovers main cause of drug-resistant hypertension, finds old drugs work best
Salt retention is the main culprit behind drug-resistant hypertension (RHTN), with older diuretic medications being the most effective treatment, according to new results from the PATHWAY-2 study. (Medical News Today)

Marijuana 'may be worse than cigarettes for cardiovascular health'
Researchers suggest that the harmful effects of marijuana use on the cardiovascular system may be greater than the effects caused by cigarette smoking. (Medical News Today)

Fluctuations in home-monitored blood pressure may raise dementia risk
Whether or not you have high blood pressure, your risk of dementia may be higher if your pressure varies a lot from day to day, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal... (Medical News Today)

Side effect to blood pressure drugs is genetically determined for some patients, study finds
Some patients may have a genetic risk of developing a serious side effect to a type of medication commonly used to treat high blood pressure, research by clinicians and scientists at the University... (Medical News Today)

Five vascular diseases linked to one common genetic variant
Genome-wide association studies have implicated a common genetic variant in chromosome 6p24 in coronary artery disease, as well as four other vascular diseases: migraine headache, cervical artery... (Medical News Today)

Weight gain in early adulthood linked to health risks later in life
Gaining a moderate amount of weight from early to middle adulthood may be associated with an increased risk of chronic disease and premature death. (Medical News Today)

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