Exercise helps improve blood pressure, prevent risk of repeat stroke for patients

Blood pressure reductions were most significant for those who started exercising within six months of their stroke. The drop was also more significant for those who also received lessons on diet and health

Exercise helps improve blood pressure, prevent risk of repeat stroke for patientsPeople who have had a stroke can improve their blood pressure and reduce their risk of repeat strokes if they exercise, according to a new review of previous studies “One of the challenges with stroke and exercise is that some people think they can’t because they have limited mobility,” said Ada Tang of McMaster University […]

Health tips for pregnant women to cope with summer heat

During pregnancy, a woman has to undergo many types of problems but the summer heat can add to her problems. People generally like to eat and drink cold foodstuff during this season but doing so can cause swelling in pregnant women. If you are going to become a mother in the coming few months then adopt some helpful measures to avoid the heat

Health tips for pregnant women to cope with summer heatCommon problems faced by pregnant women in summer: Low blood pressure Dehydration Urinary tract infections Sunstroke Prickly heat Fever/cold Precautions to be taken: Stay hydrated, drink plenty of water Don’t step outside during the peak hours of the day (11 am to 4 pm), when the sun light is harsh Eat fruits containing high water […]

7 ways to reduce stress and keep blood pressure down

When it comes to preventing and treating high blood pressure, one often-overlooked strategy is managing stress. If you often find yourself tense and on-edge, try these seven ways to reduce stress

7 ways to reduce stress and keep blood pressure downGet enough sleep. Inadequate or poor-quality sleep can negatively affect your mood, mental alertness, energy level, and physical health. Learn relaxation techniques. Meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, deep breathing exercises, and yoga are powerful relaxation techniques and stress-busters. Strengthen your social network. Connect with others by taking a class, joining an organization, or participating […]

Check a patient’s blood pressure thrice for an accurate diagnosis, says study

A minimum of three BP measurements in a single visit represents the health of your heart. A simple way to improve the accuracy of BP measurement is to take repeated measurements in the same visit. Improper measurement of clinic or office BP can lead to overestimation of a patient’s true BP and inaccurate classification, which in turn exposes the patient to unnecessary treatments and associated adverse effects

Check a patient’s blood pressure thrice for an accurate diagnosis, says studyA study published recently in the Journal of Human Hypertension by researchers at the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi  and the Economics and Planning Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, highlights the need for repeated measurements of  Blood Pressure (BP) during a clinic or screening visit to […]

Pump up: 5 healthy heart tips

Lack of exercise, a poor diet and other unhealthy habits can take their toll over the years. Dr Nihar Mehta, consultant cardiologist at Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, gives 5 simple steps to look after your heart

Pump up: 5 healthy heart tipsIndia has rapidly become the capital of metabolic diseases over the globe.This term encompasses a combination of ‘high’ – body weight, blood pressure, blood sugars and blood cholesterol, a disease of excess. These metabolic diseases lead to heart diseases like heart attacks, heart failure and fluctuations in heart rate (arrhythmia), said Dr Nihar Mehta, consultant […]

Morning walks could be better than drugs at lowering blood pressure, reveals study

Researchers at the University of Western Australia found that 30 minutes of walking on a treadmill in the morning improved participants’ blood pressure readings for the rest of the day. They say that for some individuals, the morning walking could replace the need for medication

Morning walks could be better than drugs at lowering blood pressure, reveals studyAccording to a new study published in the journal Hypertension, just half-an-hour of walking in the morning could be as effective as medication at lowering blood pressure. According to the charity Blood Pressure UK, about one-third of adults have high blood pressure, which is defined as a reading of more than 140/90mmHg and, in Britain, […]

Evening workouts may be best for men with high blood pressure, suggest study

While exercise wouldn’t necessarily replace medication to manage high blood pressure, these results suggest that men who do work out should try to do it at night

Evening workouts may be best for men with high blood pressure, suggest studyMen being treated for hypertension may find that exercising at night, rather than in the morning, helps reduce their blood pressure readings, a small experiment suggests. Researchers randomly assigned 50 men with hypertension, or high blood pressure, to one of three exercise regimens: cycling three times weekly for 45 minutes between 7 a.m. and 9 […]

Frequent urination at night may be a sign of hypertension, suggests study

A new study conducted in Japan found that the need to urinate in the night, called nocturia, may be linked to hypertension and high salt intake

Frequent urination at night may be a sign of hypertension, suggests studyNocturia is a condition in which people wake up during the night because they need to urinate. Common causes of frequent trips to the toilet at night include high fluid intake, sleep disorders, and bladder obstruction. People without nocturia can sleep up to 8 hours without having to urinate, but some may need to get […]

Male contraceptive pill crosses the human clinical trial hurdle

Birth control pills have been around for the past six decades but have been for use of women only. A team of researchers this week have announced the success of the first male birth control pill that could safely prevent pregnancy

Male contraceptive pill crosses the human clinical trial hurdleThe findings of the study were presented on March 24 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual conference. The results of the study are published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Volume 104, Issue 3, March 2019. The team announced that the new drug called 11-beta-MNTDC, has passed a 28-day trial with the […]

Screen time plus snacking increases of heart disease and diabetes in teens

Those who spent six or more hours a day in front of screens were 71 per cent more likely to have metabolic syndrome compared with those who spent less time in front of screens. However, the heightened risk was only seen in those who reported usually eating snacks in front of screens

Screen time plus snacking increases of heart disease and diabetes in teensIt’s no secret that shovelling snacks in our mouths while blobbing in front of a screen is unhealthy, but now science has armed us with hard evidence we can throw at our teens for what they are doing to their bodies. Teens who sit for hours watching TV, using the computer or playing video games […]
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