Beneficial yoga asanas for treating hypertension

According to a report published in Nature journal, Hypertension is directly responsible for 57% of all stroke deaths and 24% of all coronary heart disease deaths in India.

Beneficial yoga asanas for treating hypertensionHypertension – also known as high blood pressure. Blood vessels act as carriers of blood from the heart to other parts of the body. High blood pressure caused due to the force of blood pushing against the walls of vessels. High blood pressure can lead to heart attacks, strokes and death. High blood pressure is […]

More Indians opt for private care for managing hypertension, diabetes: Reveals study

In a recently survey published in BMJ Global Health medical journal, it was found that, Indian households, particularly those homes where people suffer from hypertension, chose private over public primary facilities for usual care

More Indians opt for private care for managing hypertension, diabetes: Reveals studyThe study explored the health facility utilisation patterns and reasons for non-utilisation of public facilities in 21 states and union territories in India, with a focus on hypertension. It was found that a majority of Indians are choosing private healthcare facilities over public healthcare facilities. The conclusion in the study mentioned that, ‘Quality of care […]

Consuming spirulina could help reduce hypertension, reveals study

According to a recent study, spirulina may help to reduce blood pressure. The researchers also identify the active compound that produces this benefit

Consuming spirulina could help reduce hypertension, reveals studyAccording to a recently published study, consuming spirulina may lead to reducing blood pressure. Spirulina has a long history that stretches back to the Aztecs and ancient Africa. Historically, people harvested the bacteria from ponds and lakes and turned them into cakes. Consisting of high levels of proteins, iron, and other nutrients, Spirulina is an […]

Cold temperatures causing a spike in high blood pressure

Blood Pressure is a common health issue faced by almost 50% of our population. Most of the cases are of hypertension: when the blood pressure of individuals is higher than necessary. Other lifestyle habits such as smoking, alcohol consumption also contribute to high Blood Pressure. But there is one other cause of hypertension that is overlooked: Cold climate

Cold temperatures causing a spike in high blood pressureBlood Pressure is a common health issue faced by almost 50% of our population. Most of the cases are of hypertension, when the blood pressure of individuals is higher than necessary. High blood pressure can cause severe afflictions, ranging from heart and kidney failure to damaged arteries and eyes. The most commonly known cause of […]

Exercise can be as effective as medicine in lowering blood pressure, reveals study

If you have high blood pressure, hitting the gym may be as helpful as taking drugs to lower your numbers, researchers say. There’s compelling evidence that combining endurance and dynamic resistance training was effective in reducing (blood pressure), according to the authors of a new report

Exercise can be as effective as medicine in lowering blood pressure, reveals studyFor people with high blood pressure, starting an exercise regimen may lower blood pressure by as much as taking medication would, a large analysis suggests. Researchers combined data from nearly 400 randomized trials that assessed the effects of blood pressure drugs or of exercise on blood pressure. They found that overall, each lowered blood pressure […]

Know about the dreaded ‘Holiday Heart Syndrome’ and how to handle it

Too much alcohol, salt, and caffeine may lead to a temporary irregular heartbeat, in an otherwise healthy individual. This is called Holiday Heart Syndrome (HHS) and the person goes into an irregular heart rhythm called ‘atrial fibrillation’

Know about the dreaded ‘Holiday Heart Syndrome’ and how to handle itThe top portion of the heart doesn’t beat in conjunction with the bottom portion of the heart; and the heart beats irregularly. For some people, the condition is temporary, but others might need to be electrically or with medicine converted back to a normal heart rhythm. In either case, it is important to be able […]

Maintaining a regular bedtime can be beneficial to heart health and metabolism

A study from last year reported that ‘social jet lag,’ that is, the difference in sleep and waking times between the weekend and the weekdays can also raise the risk of heart disease. Previous studies have also suggested that obesity and diabetes may be on the cards for those who hit the snooze button on weekends

Maintaining a regular bedtime can be beneficial to heart health and metabolismThe cardiometabolic health risks linked to sleep deprivation are numerous. These health risks include weight gain, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Going to bed and waking up at the same time every day, however, is also vital for health. New research, which is now published in the journal Scientific […]

7 effective ways to lower blood pressure and stress

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 effective ways to lower blood pressure and stressGet 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 organisation, or participating […]

Childhood cancer survivors have more blood pressure issues as adults

High blood pressure, or hypertension, can be a particular problem for childhood cancer survivors because many of them have heart damage as a result of chemotherapy and radiation treatments

Childhood cancer survivors have more blood pressure issues as adultsMore than one in 12 adult survivors of childhood cancers may have undiagnosed high blood pressure, a U.S. study suggests. High blood pressure, or hypertension, can be a particular problem for childhood cancer survivors because many of them have heart damage as a result of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Even when they do get diagnosed […]

Exercise may lower high blood pressure as much as medication, suggests new study

A combination of endurance exercise, such as cycling and walking, and dynamic resistance training, such as weight training, was found to be particularly effective in reducing blood pressure

Exercise may lower high blood pressure as much as medication, suggests new studyExercise could be just as effective in lowering high blood pressure as prescribed medication. Researchers pooled data from nearly 400 trials and found that for people with high blood pressure, activity such as walking, swimming and simple weight training seemed to be just as good as most drugs used to treat it. However, the team […]
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