Tag Archives: Pressure

High blood pressure drugs to be offered to thousands more

New guidelines on diagnosing high blood pressure could mean thousands more people benefiting from treatment in England and Wales. Health bosses say offering blood-pressure-lowering drugs to more people with stage-1 hypertension would help to cut heart attacks and strokes. In total, about 450,000 men and 270,000 women could now qualify for the drugs. But some… Read More »

Is the trendy Keto diet BAD for you? High-fat eating plan raises blood pressure

Is the trendy Keto diet BAD for you? High-fat eating plan ‘increases blood pressure in weeks’ as scientists warn its harmful effects have been ‘underestimated’ High-fat diet raised the blood pressure of rats after just four weeks Caused the release of immune cells that drive inflammation Inflammation is linked to hypertension, which can lead to… Read More »

To lower blood pressure, exercise may be as good as medication

(Reuters Health) – For people with high blood pressure, starting an exercise regimen may lower blood pressure by as much as taking medication would, a large analysis suggests. Elderly people exercise at a public park in Hanoi, Vietnam October 9, 2018. REUTERS/Kham Researchers combined data from nearly 400 randomized trials that assessed the effects of… Read More »