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Exercise can be as effective as medicine in lowering blood pressure

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. 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 […]

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What is the best time of the day to take hypertension medicine?

Spanish researchers who followed nearly 20,000 patients for a median of six years found that patients who took their medications at bedtime cut their overall risk of dying from cardiovascular causes during the study nearly in half compared with those taking the drugs in the morning, according to a report in European Heart Journal. “The […]

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‘Make every medical college a cancer treatment hub’

Infrastructure, trained manpower, early detection and treatment and affordable medicines are the four vital limbs of cancer care. Health is a state subject, and if we want to make cancer care accessible to all, medical colleges across Maharashtra should be able to provide the same. They should be equipped with diagnostic and treatment facilities to […]

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Debunked: 5 misconceptions related to high blood pressure

Increased blood pressure can damage blood vessels, the heart and kidneys, among other organs. However, the risk of having hypertension remains unknown for many people despite a wide range of studies and medical warnings. In some cases, people tend to ignore their condition due to misinformation. To date, some myths are still widely thought to […]

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6 natural remedies to help reduce blood pressure

Unfortunately, it’s often cast aside, and some people don’t even take their medication seriously. This puts a lot of people in greater risk of developing a heart problem down the line. But fret not, suffering from blood pressure doesn’t automatically mean that you’ll be stuck with meds all your life. In fact, with proper discipline, […]

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Learn how to accurately take your blood pressure at home

High blood pressure or hypertension is known as the “silent killer.” It can happen without any symptoms and eventually lead to serious complications, such as heart attack and stroke. People experience hypertension when the force against blood vessel walls significantly increases. Those who are inactive, overweight and with an unhealthy diet have high risk of […]

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Here’s all you need to know about this diabetic-friendly vegetable

Ivy gourd is a plant grown in tropical climates that are used for food and medicinal purposes. There are different species of ivy gourd, including Coccinia indica, Coccinia cordifolia, and Coccinia grandis, which are often compared to bitter melon. In addition to being a staple of Indian, Indonesian, and Thai cuisines, the fruit is believed […]

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