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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…

IVF Children More Prone To Arterial Hypertension

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IVF Children More Prone To Arterial Hypertension





Studies showed increased risk of developing arterial hypertension for Children conceived through assisted reproductive technologies along with other cardiovascular complications.
Assisted reproductive technologies (ART) are a boon to millions and helped individuals and families who cannot conceive naturally. Among various ART methods the most common are in vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection. In these methods the gamete and embryo are exposed to a variety of environmental factors before implantation. Currently over six million children are conceived using ART worldwide.
A study was done with around 50 healthy ART adolescents to access the circulatory system. Their ambulatory blood pressure, artery stiffness, plaque build-up and blood vessel function were measured. 45 age- and sex-matched control participants of similar body mass index, gestational age and maternal BMI, birth weight, smoking status and cardiovascular ri…

Pediatric hypertension- A threat for Children

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Pediatric hypertension- A threat for Children

Hypertension is estimated to affect more than 60% of the population and is the leading causes of cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular accidents and end-stage renal disease. Although it is more common in adults, it also affects a large population of children. Hypertension affects nearly 5-6% of the pediatric population. Pediatric hypertension is a threat for children as it can cause long term health problems.
High blood pressure or hypertension is increasingly becoming a major problem for children due to the growing incidence of obesity and metabolic disorders. Hypertension disturbs the cardio vascular system and puts the children at a high risk of heart disease, chronic disease and many more lately in life.
Although children having hypertension are not at the immediate risk of heart attack or stroke like adults with hypertension but hypertension can still cause changes in a child’s body and results in many complications in future.
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HYPERTENSION- Risk for people having fat concentration at abdominal area

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HYPERTENSION- Risk for people having fat concentration at abdominal area



It is known that obesity is a risk factor for hypertension. Studies have also shown that several health issues like heart disease and cancer is due to the location of fat on a person's body. However the relationship between site-specific accumulation of fat and hypertension is not clear. For this purpose heart study was done for an average of 7 years with around 1000 patients to track development of hypertension. In this study systolic blood pressure of greater than or equal to 140, diastolic blood pressure of greater than or equal to 90 were considered. Imaging of patient’s visceral fat or fat located deep in the abdominal cavity like subcutaneous fat or visible fat over the body and lower body fat were also done. Around 30% of patients developed hypertension near the end of the study. It was observed that higher Body Mass Index(BMI) were associated with increased incidence of hypertension. When abdominal fat c…

High blood pressure more likely to affect pregnant women with hypertensive disorders

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High blood pressure more likely to affect pregnant women withhypertensive disorders

Pregnant women diagnosed with hypertensive disorders are more susceptible to high blood pressure in the first year after delivery as compared to women who did not have any pregnancy-related hypertension. Disorders like Hypertensive disorders are very common in pregnant women. Around 10 to 12% of all pregnant women are affected with this disorder and include hypertension, preeclampsia and eclampsia. According to various researches it is shown that hypertensive disorders during pregnancy is associated with long-term cardiovascular disease risk but very little is known about the effect of these conditions in the early years after delivery. A study was done to see the importance to monitor and control blood pressure not only during pregnancy, but after delivery as well. Researchers examined the electronic health records of around 6000 women who had prenatal care and delivered a baby. Women having pre-pregnancy…