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High blood pressure: Could noise be a risk factor?

High blood pressure: Could noise be a risk factor?

A recent study investigated the relationship between occupational noise-induced hearing loss and blood pressure. The authors conclude that chronic noise exposure increases the risk of hypertension. Could long term exposure to noise raise blood pressure? According to the new paper, globally, more than 600 million people have jobs that expose them to hazardous noise levels. […]

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Everything you need to know about ACE inhibitors

Everything you need to know about ACE inhibitors

Angiotensin converting enzyme, or “ACE” inhibitors, are a type of medication that doctors prescribe to treat high blood pressure, or “hypertension,” and other cardiovascular conditions. This article outlines the different ACE inhibitors that are available. We also discuss the effectiveness of ACE inhibitors, along with their potential side effects and risks. Share on PinterestA person […]

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What is the best first line of treatment for hypertension?

What is the best first line of treatment for hypertension?

What is the best therapy for hypertension? Although the question may seem simple, the answer is a lot more complex than it appears at first glance. Researchers have applied complex algorithms to find out, and the results are surprising. For people who have just received a diagnosis of hypertension, deciding which drug to start taking […]

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Taking blood pressure pills at bedtime best for cardiovascular health

Taking blood pressure pills at bedtime best for cardiovascular health

New research suggests that the best time for people with hypertension to take their blood pressure pills is at bedtime rather than in the morning. Share on PinterestTaking blood pressure medication at bedtime is most likely to reduce cardiovascular risk, new research suggests. It appears that not only does this timing result in better blood […]

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High blood pressure: Herbal remedies may inspire future treatments

High blood pressure: Herbal remedies may inspire future treatments

People have used herbs as medicine for thousands of years. Today, with medical researchers continually hunting for better alternative treatments, some are revisiting these remedies. A recent study looks at herbs that people believe can treat hypertension. Lavender was one of the plants that the scientists tested in the recent study. Currently, hypertension affects an […]

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Causes of high blood pressure and a low pulse

Causes of high blood pressure and a low pulse

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Dementia risk: The role of ‘blood pressure patterns’

Dementia risk: The role of ‘blood pressure patterns’

Researchers are growing increasingly interested in the relationship between blood pressure and dementia. The most recent study investigates how patterns of change in blood pressure over the decades might influence risk. What can blood pressure fluctuations tell us about dementia risk? As the United States population ages, dementia incidence rises in tandem. Today, around 5 […]

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High blood pressure: Could gut bacteria play a role?

High blood pressure: Could gut bacteria play a role?

In this Spotlight feature, we investigate whether the bacteria that live in our guts could influence our blood pressure. If so, could they guide future treatment? Hypertension is growing in prevalence, but can we blame gut bacteria? Scientists are growing increasingly interested in the role of gut bacteria. Each week, journals publish many study papers […]

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Could targeting this heart hormone help control blood pressure?

Could targeting this heart hormone help control blood pressure?

Recent insights into a hormone released by muscle cells could lead to improved ways to treat high blood pressure. Researchers find novel ways to tackle high blood pressure. When the hormone, which has the name atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP), enters the bloodstream, it lowers blood pressure by triggering blood vessel dilation and excretion of sodium […]

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Hypertension: Looking beyond the classic risk factors

Hypertension: Looking beyond the classic risk factors

A recent study examines the relationship between where people live and the risk of developing hypertension and metabolic syndrome. The authors conclude that the location and type of home could play a significant role. How does the local environment impact hypertension risk? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hypertension, or high […]