Social isolation during coronavirus pandemic tied to higher rates of high blood pressure among patients

Social isolation due to pandemic-related restrictions have been linked to an increase in high blood pressure among patients rushed to the emergency room, according to a recent study presented at the 46th Argentine Congress of Cardiology. Led by Matias Fosco of the Favaloro Foundation University Hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the study showed that admission to the … Continue reading Social isolation during coronavirus pandemic tied to higher rates of high blood pressure among patients

Healing herbs: Alternative herbal remedies for hypertension

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and the University of Copenhagen have identified a bioactive trait common among many herbs. This trait, researchers say, is responsible for the antihypertensive properties demonstrated by these herbs. Their finding, detailed in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, offers a promising alternative strategy for treating hypertension, a condition in which blood pressure … Continue reading Healing herbs: Alternative herbal remedies for hypertension

Natural antioxidants in cheese can protect your blood vessels from damage caused by high-salt diets

A study published in the Journal of Nutrition found that incorporating dairy cheese into a high-sodium diet helps preserve blood vessel function. Researchers from Pennsylvania State University and Ohio State University found that the natural antioxidants in cheese play a protective role against oxidative stress, which can damage the blood vessels. While small doses of sodium are essential to the body, eating too much dietary sodium is associated with cardiovascular … Continue reading Natural antioxidants in cheese can protect your blood vessels from damage caused by high-salt diets

Weight gain and diabetes risk: Deep belly fat poses more of a health risk to women than men

A study published in the journal Nature Medicine found that visceral or belly fat is linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases more so in women than in men. Researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden said that the difference between the two sexes is even greater when it comes to Type 2 diabetes risk. They found that visceral fat increased disease risk by more than seven times in … Continue reading Weight gain and diabetes risk: Deep belly fat poses more of a health risk to women than men

Here are 6 reasons to consider whey protein

Whey protein is a popular dietary supplement. Widely used for its muscle-building benefits, whey protein can be beneficial beyond increased muscle strength. Here are some other notable health benefits of whey protein consumption: 1. Helps reduce high blood pressure Millions of Americans suffer from high blood pressure or hypertension. Studies have found that whey protein can help lower high … Continue reading Here are 6 reasons to consider whey protein

Popular hypertension drug found to contain high levels of a CANCER-CAUSING ingredient

Blood pressure medication is meant to keep your blood pressure down, but the news that several popular hypertension drugs contain cancer-causing ingredients is enough to send anyone’s blood pressure through the roof – no matter what type of medication they take. Torrent Pharmaceuticals withdrew the popular hypertension drug losartan last year after finding that the medication contained … Continue reading Popular hypertension drug found to contain high levels of a CANCER-CAUSING ingredient

High blood pressure and depression are tied to your gut health, research says

A recent study found that gut health is linked to high blood pressure and depression after identifying key differences in gut bacterial patterns among individuals with the conditions and healthy individuals. The preliminary study presented at the American Heart Association‘s Hypertension Scientific Sessions also found that high blood pressure might take different forms – one that is accompanied by depression and one … Continue reading High blood pressure and depression are tied to your gut health, research says

Increasing blood pressure meds for elderly patients increases risk of readmission due to falls and kidney injury

Blood pressure medications might reduce the risk of cardiometabolic conditions, but researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) found that healthcare professionals might be doing more harm than good in prescribing more intense medications. Published in JAMA Internal Medicine, their results demonstrated that patients admitted for non-cardiac conditions but had high blood pressure had a greater risk of readmission, falls, fainting … Continue reading Increasing blood pressure meds for elderly patients increases risk of readmission due to falls and kidney injury

The sweet and the sour: Health benefits of honey and apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar starts life as an apple juice. It is then fermented twice with yeast. It is most notable for its strong, sour flavor, which is due to its main ingredient acetic acid. In turn, this substance is said to be responsible for the health benefits of apple cider vinegar. Meanwhile, honey is a sweet and viscous substance … Continue reading The sweet and the sour: Health benefits of honey and apple cider vinegar

Consume superfoods rich in magnesium to lower your blood pressure naturally

Maintaining a healthy blood pressure is essential for avoiding life-threatening cardiovascular problems like heart attack, stroke and heart disease. While anti-hypertensive medicines are often the go-to treatments for high blood pressure, more and more people are looking for natural remedies to avoid the many side effects of prescription medications, which include lightheadedness, anxiety and even sexual … Continue reading Consume superfoods rich in magnesium to lower your blood pressure naturally