Health News - Hypertension

What is a nephrologist?
A nephrologist is a kidney specialist. This article looks at what they do, the medical conditions they treat, and the procedures they can perform. (Medical News Today)

High blood pressure: Herbal remedies may inspire future treatments
Humans have used plants to treat ailments for millennia. Now, medical researchers are investigating how some herbs might reduce blood pressure. (Medical News Today)

Sleep duration predicts death risk in diabetes and hypertension
An analysis of data from 1,654 people suggests that sleep duration may help predict early death risk in people with type 2 diabetes or hypertension. (Medical News Today)

More batches of common hypertension drug taken off the market
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. is withdrawing more batches of Losartan potassium tablets, USP and Losartan potassium/hydrochlorothiazide tablets, USP. (Medical News Today)

Fluctuating blood pressure may speed up cognitive decline in Alzheimer's
New evidence suggests that managing blood pressure may help slow down the progression of cognitive decline in people with Alzheimer's disease. (Medical News Today)

Severe gum disease linked to 49% higher risk of hypertension
A new systematic review and meta-analysis concludes that there is a linear association between the severity of gum disease and the risk of hypertension. (Medical News Today)

Causes of high blood pressure and a low pulse
High blood pressure with a low pulse has causes that include problems with heart circulation and some medicines. Treatment will depend on the reasons for this rare condition. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How can mouthwash interfere with the benefits of exercise?
Newly published research finds that the use of antibacterial mouthwash could inhibit the blood pressure-lowering effects of exercise. (Medical News Today)

Flu shot may lower death risk in people with hypertension
New research finds an association between flu vaccination and a lower death risk during flu season among people with high blood pressure. (Medical News Today)

4 natural ways to increase glutathione
Glutathione is an important antioxidant with a range of health benefits. There are several natural ways in which a person can boost their glutathione levels. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Study sheds light on heart-related death trends in the US
Progress against cardiovascular disease seems to be slipping in the United States as a new study gives fresh insight into heart-related deaths since 2011. (Medical News Today)

Dementia risk: The role of 'blood pressure patterns'
A new study investigates the importance of fluctuations in blood pressure from mid-age to later life. It asks how these changes relate to dementia risk. (Medical News Today)

'Intensive blood pressure management' may preserve brain health
Intensively controlling blood pressure can improve brain health and reduce the likelihood of developing mild cognitive impairment, new research finds. (Medical News Today)

Could selfie videos become the new blood pressure monitors?
New experiments suggest that, in the future, a person may be able to monitor their blood pressure simply by using their mobile phone's camera. (Medical News Today)

Both blood pressure numbers may predict heart disease
A new large-scale study suggests that both components of a blood pressure reading may predict the risk of heart attack and stroke. (Medical News Today)

A guide to antioxidant foods
Antioxidants are in many healthful foods. Experts believe that they help the body fight harmful free radicals that can lead to various health conditions. Find out which 13 foods to eat to get plenty of antioxidants here. (Medical News Today)

Could eating local food reduce blood pressure and diabetes risk?
The findings of a small-scale study show that buying local foods containing fewer additives could reduce blood pressure, abdominal fat, and diabetes risk. (Medical News Today)

What causes a pulse in the stomach?
Feeling a pulse in the stomach, or abdomen, is not a cause for concern in some people. However, in others, it may indicate an aortic aneurysm. Learn more about the causes, risk factors, and symptoms here. (Medical News Today)

High blood pressure: Could gut bacteria play a role?
Over recent years, researchers have investigated the potential role of gut bacteria in hypertension. Although evidence is mounting, questions remain. (Medical News Today)

Common blood pressure drug may harm gut health
Researchers using genetic analysis to estimate the effect of antihypertensive drugs on the risk of various diseases found negative effects on gut health. (Medical News Today)

Could targeting this heart hormone help control blood pressure?
The heart releases a hormone that has a key role in blood pressure. Now, a study of rats shows that its function depends on a sugar molecule attachment. (Medical News Today)

Hypertension: Looking beyond the classic risk factors
In a recent study, scientists have investigated the impact of the environment where we live on the risk of developing hypertension and metabolic syndrome. (Medical News Today)

Hypertension treatment may slow down Alzheimer's progression
New research finds that nilvadipine, a drug doctors commonly use to treat high blood pressure, increases the blood flow to the brain's hippocampus. (Medical News Today)

Common acne drug could prevent artery hardening
Scientists have identified the mechanism that causes artery hardening and have shown that the antibiotic minocycline can prevent the process in rats. (Medical News Today)

Heart disease death: 'White coat hypertension' may double risk
New research examines the correlations between untreated 'white coat hypertension,' treated 'white coat effect,' heart disease, and heart disease death. (Medical News Today)

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