Overabundant salt intake was a factor in nearly 2.3 million deaths from heart attacks, strokes and other heart-related causes that occurred worldwide in 2010, according to a new study. That number represents 15 percent of all heart-related deaths that year, the researchers said.
Black Americans who take vitamin D supplements may significantly lower their blood pressure, a new study suggests. “Compared with other races, blacks in the United States are more likely to have vitamin D deficiency and more likely to have high blood pressure,” said lead researcher Dr. John Forman, an assistant professor of medicine at the renal division of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Dec. 17 (HealthDay News) — For patients whose high blood pressure cannot be controlled despite taking several medications, a short burst of radio waves at the nerves around the kidneys may do the trick, a small new study says.
The treatment was effective for at least six months. The findings could be […]
A medication typically prescribed to control high blood pressure that’s commonly referred to as a water pill may ease some of the symptoms of autism, researchers say. That’s especially true for people who have milder forms of the disorder, the new research indicates.
Children who eat a lot of salty food also tend to down more sugary drinks — which, in turn, might be related to their risk of obesity, a new study suggests. The findings raise the possibility that curbing kids’ salt intake could end up benefiting their waistlines, researchers report in the Dec. 10 online and January print issue of Pediatrics.
TUESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) — Younger adults with high blood pressure are less likely than older adults with elevated blood pressure (hypertension) to be diagnosed during doctor visits, a new study says.
Researchers examined the health records of more than 13,000 men and women aged 18 and older in the United States who had made […]
SUNDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) — Taking too many medications at the same time could lead to repeated fainting episodes, a new study reveals.
“Simply stated, the more antihypertensive pills a patient takes, the greater the likelihood of a possible fainting spell under certain circumstances,” explained one cardiologist, Dr. David Friedman, chief of Heart Failure Services […]
MONDAY, Oct. 22 (HealthDay News) — Increased use of multiple drug combinations likely explains the significant increase in the number of U.S. adults with hypertension who say they have their blood pressure under control, according to a new study.
Researchers followed more than 9,300 patients with high blood pressure and found that those who said they […]
Children of women who suffer from high blood pressure — or “hypertension” — during pregnancy may pay a price even decades later, with new research suggesting these offspring score lower on thinking skills tests in old age. Analyzing medical records from nearly 400 men born between 1934 and 1944, Finnish scientists found that those whose mothers had pregnancy-related hypertension experienced a greater decline in language skills, math reasoning and visual/spatial relationships by their seventh decade of life than men whose mothers did not have high blood pressure (the “control” group).