One hour of yoga a day, can help reduce hypertension

Although the study couldn’t prove a cause-and-effect relationship, doing yoga two to three times a week was associated with an average drop in blood pressure readings from 133/80 to 130/77, the researchers said

One hour of yoga a day, can help reduce hypertensionPeople who follow the ancient practice of yoga may be getting an added health boost, with a new study suggesting it can fight high blood pressure – also known as hypertension. “This study confirms many people’s feelings that exercise may be useful in the control of hypertension,” said Dr Howard Weintraub, a cardiologist and associate […]

Adding blueberries to your diet can slash heart disease risk by 20%

New research zooms in on the cardiovascular effects of blueberries and finds that anthocyanins, the phytochemicals that give blueberries their colour, mediate the beneficial effects that this fruit has on the cardiovascular system

Adding blueberries to your diet can slash heart disease risk by 20%Health experts recommend that people with high blood pressure stay in control of the condition by eating healthfully, exercising, not smoking, and maintaining a healthy weight. But should you eat anything in particular to keep your arteries healthy? In a previous Spotlight feature, we rounded up 16 foods that studies have suggested can improve cardiovascular […]

Weight-loss surgery can help have this added health bonus

Tracking the impact of weight-loss surgery on the sex life of patients, investigators found that roughly half reported notable improvements in their overall sexual experience

Weight-loss surgery can help have this added health bonusApart from the health benefits that weight-loss surgery can bring, a new study shows it could boost a patient’s sex life. Even better, that boost may often be a lasting one. Weight-loss surgery has more benefits than simply slimming a patient down, it may also result in lasting improvements to sexual functioning, a new study […]

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, […]

Effective ways to naturally lower your blood pressure

Here’s how you can protect your heart and health high blood pressure with medication-free remedies. Given below are strategies that help you manage hypertension

Effective ways to naturally lower your blood pressureLooking for natural ways to lower your blood pressure. You are at the right place. Although it causes no symptoms, high blood pressure boosts your risk of leading killers such as heart attack and stroke, as well as aneurysms, cognitive decline, and kidney failure. If you haven’t had blood pressure checked in 2 years, see […]

High BP, obesity and diabetes in middle age raise heart failure risks at later stage

A study finds that obesity, diabetes and hypertension can lead to structural and functional changes in heart, which can lead to heart failure

High BP, obesity and diabetes in middle age raise heart failure risks at later stagePeople who didn’t have any of the three risk factors at 45 or 55 were significantly less likely to develop heart failure People who reach middle age without developing high blood pressure, diabetes or obesity may have a lower risk of heart failure later in life, a recent study suggests. Obesity, diabetes and hypertension can […]

7 mistakes that can affect your blood pressure reading

Learn what to avoid doing in order to not influence your blood pressure while it is being checked by your doctor

7 mistakes that can affect your blood pressure readingMum’s the word the next time you have your blood pressure checked. Talking while the cuff is on can boost your blood pressure reading. So can a full bladder or crossing your legs, the American Heart Association (AHA) says. “These simple things can make a difference in whether or not a person is classified as […]

Avid gymmers: Flex your muscles naturally, avoid steroids

A lot of youngsters use steroids to build their muscles and tone the body. Over the years the usages have increased rampantly. But fitness experts state that using steroids to build the body can be not only be harmful, but also life-threatening as well. My Medical Mantra informs you about the ill-effects steroids can impact your body in a negative way in the long run

Avid gymmers: Flex your muscles naturally, avoid steroidsWho doesn’t want to look good? We all do want to look good and try every possible means to do it. But, in today’s world, the youngsters want to look good within no time. They don’t want to earn their body; they want it in a quick time. And for that, they are willing to […]

Zinc deficiency may play a role in high blood pressure, suggest study

Lower-than-normal zinc levels may contribute to hypertension by altering the way the kidneys handle sodium, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Physiology - Renal Physiology

Zinc deficiency may play a role in high blood pressure, suggest study  Zinc deficiency is common in people with chronic illnesses such as type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease. People with low zinc levels are also at a higher risk for hypertension. The way in which the kidneys either excrete sodium into the urine or reabsorb it into the body, specifically through a pathway called […]

Anxiety, depression leading causes of obesity in India

Obesity has emerged as one of the most critical health problems in India, especially, in urban areas. It has replaced the more traditional public health concerns. Obesity can be observed among 30-65 percent of the adult urban population

Anxiety, depression leading causes of obesity in IndiaDr Jaydeep Palep, Bariatric Surgeon, Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital, shares how obesity can invite various other health issues. Also, how anxiety and depression can lead to obesity in people, one of the leading health threats in India. Anxiety and depression can lead to obesity. Obesity is one of the leading health threats to the people […]
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