High blood pressure: Bleeding from this region of the body is a warning of hypertension

High blood pressure (hypertension) can quietly damage your body for years before symptoms develop. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to disability, a poor quality of life, or even a fatal heart attack or stroke. Bleeding from the eyes is a symptom of hypertension. The retina is the tissue layer located in the back of the eye. This layer transforms […]

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Large Study Finds No Link Between Blood Pressure Medications and Cancer

Researchers who looked at 31 studies involving 260,000 participants said there is no evidence blood pressure medications increase the risk of cancer. They said they hoped the research would help ease concerns from people taking the medications about past reports of a possible link to cancer. Experts say it’s important to keep blood pressure under control since it can lead […]

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High blood pressure: Doing this simple everyday task will help to lower your reading

Having high blood pressure is an extremely common condition with many living their lives unaware of the potential dangers lurking in their body. High blood pressure is a hallmark for serious and sometimes even life-threatening conditions such as heart attack or strokes. Having high blood pressure however does not need to be a life-sentence and by incorporating this easy task […]

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High blood pressure warning: The fuzzy feeling you should never ignore

High blood pressure is a common condition that affects more than a quarter of all adults in the UK. You could be at risk of hypertension if you regularly feel dizzy, it’s been claimed. High blood pressure – which is also known as hypertension – puts extra stress on blood vessels and vital organs. The condition could lead to some […]

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Gum disease linked with higher risk of hypertension

People with gum disease (periodontitis) have a greater likelihood of high blood pressure (hypertension), according to a study published today in Cardiovascular Research, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Senior author Professor Francesco D’Aiuto of UCL Eastman Dental Institute, UK, said: “We observed a linear association—the more severe periodontitis is, the higher the probability of hypertension. The […]

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More severe OSA leads to higher blood pressure in patients with resistant hypertension

In patients with high blood pressure resistant to treatment who also have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the more severe their OSA, the higher their blood pressure, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. In “Prevalence, Characteristics and Association of Obstructive Sleep Apnea with Blood Pressure Control in Patients with Resistant Hypertension,” Esther Sapiña-Beltrán […]

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Childhood cholesterol, blood pressure, weight and smoking predict adult heart disease

The first reliable evidence of a link between major cardiovascular risk factors in children — serum cholesterol, blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), and smoking — with cardiovascular disease in adults is presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology. The study highlights the need to lay the foundations for heart health early in life. […]

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Netarsudil lowers IOP in glaucoma, ocular hypertension

(HealthDay)—Netarsudil ophthalmic solution (0.02 percent; once daily) significantly reduced mean intraocular pressure (IOP) among patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension, according to a study published in the August issue of the American Journal of Ophthalmology. In a double-masked, randomized, phase 3, noninferiority study, Albert S. Khouri, M.D., from the Rutgers New Jersey School of Medicine in Newark, and colleagues […]

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Popular pain medication associated with greater risk of hypoglycemia: Tramadol, an opioid, is widely used to treat moderate or severe pain, but patients may be at risk of low blood sugar levels

Since its approval in 1995, the opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) has become a widely prescribed remedy for osteoarthritis and other painful indications, in part because it presents a lesser risk for some side effects and has a lower abuse potential when compared to other opioids. It is currently ranked among the top five prescribed opioids and top […]

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Blood pressure recording over 24 hours is the best predictor of heart and vascular disease

High blood pressure is the most important treatable risk factor for diseases of the heart and the arterial system. Blood pressure recorded over 24 hours predicts these complications more accurately than blood pressure measured on a single occasion. That is the conclusion of an international study coordinated by Professors Jan A. Staessen and Zhen-Yu Zhang of KU Leuven in Belgium. […]

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