More than one in four young adults who binge drink meet the criterion for pre-hypertension. This study also revealed that 85% of young adults who drink heavily at age 20 maintain this behavior at age 24, and includes references to studies in Canada and the U.S. that have shown that about four in ten young adults aged 18 to 24 are frequent binge drinkers. Learn more!
The findings in this study suggest that more often in women than in men, it's the volume of blood in each contraction that is contributing to hypertension, whereas in men it's the resistance in the blood-pressure bed that is contributing more to hypertension. These results insinuate that it's more effective to treat gender specific symptoms for hypertensive patients. Read more!
This study of over 1,600 men done in 22 years suggests that regular sauna bathing helps improve the function of the inside layer of the blood vessels. By adding 2-4 sauna baths to your week you could potentially lower your hypertension by 46%. Learn more.
The potential health gains associated with adding screenings and interventions to those who suffer from hypertension and also have an alcohol abuse disorder would include a substantial reduction in cardiovascular disease. This method could result in preventing thousands of deaths a year. Read more
Age, weight, and life style play a role in high blood pressure levels, and based on this report issued by the National Institute of Nutrition in India (NIN), gender seems to also be a factor. Learn which foods to add to your diet that will help combat hypertension. Read more
Exposure to colder or high-pressure weather can trigger more hospitalizations in high blood pressure patients. Read more.
Learn how adding more beets to your diet will help improve your blood pressure while also triggering faster muscle recovery from physical activity. Read more!
This report aims to describe the variation in hypertension control and pharmaceutical treatment among patients accessing health services through their primary care physicians by selected demographic and geographic characteristics.
The MAP program focuses on an accurate BP. Read more
It turns out that blood pressure can jump around a lot — as much as 40 points in one day in my case — which raises the question of which reading to trust. Read more