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Hypertension Can Be Linked To Dementia

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Hypertension Can Be Linked To Dementia



Hypertension is also known as high blood pressure. Hypertension can lead to severe complications including increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and death. The force exerted by the blood against the walls of the blood vessels is called blood pressure. Hypertension is a chronic condition that can cause progressive organ damage. It is now well known that majority of cases of Alzheimer's disease and related dementia is not due to the genetic predisposition but it is due to chronic exposure to vascular risk factors.
Dementia patients usually receive clinical treatment only after symptoms are clearly evident. However it has been observed that when signs of brain damage are manifested, it may be too late to reverse the neurodegenerative process. Also Physicians are still lacking in the procedures for assessing progression markers that could reveal pre-symptomatic alterations and could identify patients at risk of developing dementia.
Researchers co…

Exposure to higher levels of air pollution during pregnancy leads to high risk of elevated blood pressure in children

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Exposure to higher levels of air pollution during pregnancy leads to high risk of elevated blood pressure in children


It is well known that air pollution has very harmful effects on our health. It leads to headaches, nausea, allergic reactions and many more problems. Air pollution is caused by various factors but form of air pollution produced by motor vehicles and the burning of oil, coal and biomass which produces fine particulate matter of 2.5 microns or less is more responsible for affecting human health by entering the circulatory system. It is found that the direct exposure to these fine air pollutants leads to high blood pressure in both children and adults and it can also lead to premature death.
According to several studies it was found that breathing the polluted air during pregnancy can have a direct effect on the cardiovascular health of the baby. Having high blood pressure in childhood would lead to high blood pressure in adulthood and hypertension will lead to cardiovascul…

Yogurt consumption reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

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Yogurt consumption reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Hypertension affects about one billion people worldwide. Cardiovascular disease is a condition affecting the heart or blood vessels. High blood pressure is one of the major causes of cardiovascular health problems.
Various studies have demonstrated the beneficial effects of dairy consumption on cardiovascular health. Higher dairy consumption has beneficial effects on cardiovascular disease-related disorders such as hypertension, type 2diabetes, and insulin resistance. Among various dairy products yogurt can independently be related to cardiovascular disease risk.
A study was done with more than 1,000 volunteers having high blood pressure to see the effect of long-term yogurt consumption. Yogurt consumption was measured by questionnaires filled out by the volunteers at various intervals over the study period. With the permission to access medical records to confirm all reported new diagnoses, participants were asked to repor…

Increased risk of cardiovascular death for patients having hypertension before the age of 50

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Increased risk of cardiovascular death for patients having hypertension before the age of 50
Hypertension is a condition where blood pressure becomes very high and if untreated, it can cause several health conditions like heart disease, stroke, etc. and when a person is diagnosed with hypertension before the age of 50, it can have various important health consequences.
According to researchers, diagnosis of hypertension at an earlier age can lead to greater risk of cardiovascular death and can cause genetic susceptibility for the diseases.
It is known that hypertension can lead to high risk of developing cardiovascular outcomes when present in either younger or older age. Researchers studied for decades to know the possible relevance of distinguishing between the importance of hypertension that develops earlier in life and that which develops later in life. They collected blood pressure readings of multiple generations. They also tracked which individuals developed high blood pressure ea…

Fast Food Intake Can Lead To Hypertension and Many More

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Fast Food Intake Can Lead To Hypertension and Many More



The dangers of fast food are well known. Fast food is generally high in calories and low in nutrients and their intake is often larger. Some studies have also shown that a diet heavy in fast food increases the risk of developing hypertension, Type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease.
It is found that the people consuming fast food even once in a week are at risk of dying from coronary heart disease by 25% in comparison to people who avoid fast food. The risk increases by 50% for the people who consume fast food two- three times a week. And the risk increases even more for people consuming fast food more than four times each week.
Eating fast food more than two times a week can also increase the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by 30%. Also for people taking a diet composed of high amounts of fried and processed foods and sweetened beverages are at a greater risk of developing high blood pressure. Fast food consumption leads to o…

Life-threatening organ damage can be prevented by controlling Blood Pressure in Diabetics

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Life-threatening organ damage can be prevented by controlling Blood Pressure in Diabetics




Hypertension with diabetes comes with life-threatening complications. The best way to control these complications is to control blood pressure. A study in Clinical and Experimental Hypertension conducted with around 800 diabetic patients and 1000 non-diabetic patients. This study looked at the commonness and risk factors for hypertensive emergencies and drastic increase in blood pressure in diabetic patients. In this study it was found that both diabetics and non-diabetics with hypertensive emergencies had similar rates of severe injury to target organs. It was also observed that diabetics with hypertensive emergency also had significantly higher levels of blood pressure. From this it was concluded that the occurrence of severe damage to vital organs is not because of just diabetes but because of the accompanying severely elevated blood pressure. According to several studies, hypertensive emergencies…

Reduce Hypertension With The Combination Of Coconut Oil and Exercise

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Reduce Hypertension With The Combination Of Coconut Oil and Exercise

Coconut oil also classified as a "super food" is very useful in hypertension. Its fatty acid combination is quite unique and hence can have a very positive effects on our health including better brain function, fat loss etc. Also we know that exercise plays a major role in controlling hypertension. So, researchers tested the effect of combination of both exercise training and daily coconut oil intake. Their research was based on whether the combination of coconut oil and exercise would restore baroreflex sensitivity and helps to reduce oxidative stress eventually reducing blood pressure or not. For their research they used spontaneously hypertensive rats. The experiment was conducted taking four groups of rats. One group was given saline and were not exposed to the exercise training protocol, second group was given coconut oil, third group was exposed to the exercise training and fourth group was given both co…