High blood pressure - is THIS really the safest way of treating hypertension?

LOWERING blood pressure to a level less than what is considered to be a normal blood pressure could benefit patients. However, now experts have said this method could actually harm people rather than help them.
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HIGH blood pressure symptoms aren ’t always noticeable and many people with the condition won’t realise they’ve got it. But if it’s left ignored, it can lead to more serious health problems, such as cardiovascular disease. Alcohol can have a detrimental effect on a person’s blood pressure, so how much alcohol is safe if yo u have an elevated reading?
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This study aimed to describe and analyze factors associated with emergency care and hospitalization of hypertensive and diabetic patients in the municipality of Rio de Janeiro, especially those related to the use of medicines. This is across-sectional study using secondary database from a household survey that approached hypertensive and diabetic patients. The outcome variables were: 1) seek for emergency careasa resultof complications related to hypertension and diabetes in the 12months preceding the interviews; 2) hospitalizationin the same period andfor the same reasons. Uni and bivariate analysis between exposure varia...
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
Abstract Due to the aging process, chronic diseases arise with increased use of medications and there is a need to evaluate the elderly to prevent functional dependence and falls. The aim of this study was to compare gender, sociodemographic characteristics, fall occurrences, self-reported diseases, quantity of drugs with timed up and go test (TUG) and TUG-cognitive, and to associate these factors with the self-perception of health of the elderly in the community. Were selected 513 elderly people, with 384 that completed the TUG test to evaluate the functional capacity. There was difference between the female and male, in ...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cineantropometria e Desempenho Humano - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Authors: Kleinsinger F Abstract Medication nonadherence for patients with chronic diseases is extremely common, affecting as many as 40% to 50% of patients who are prescribed medications for management of chronic conditions such as diabetes or hypertension. This nonadherence to prescribed treatment is thought to cause at least 100,000 preventable deaths and $100 billion in preventable medical costs per year. Despite this, the medical profession largely ignores medication nonadherence or sees it as a patient problem and not a physician or health system problem. Much of the literature on nonadherence focuses on barri...
Source: The Permanente journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Perm J Source Type: research
The FDA announced last week a voluntary recall of several high blood pressure and heart failure medications containing valsartan due to a cancerous impurity. Some valsartan drugs were found to contain N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a compound that is classified as a probable human carcinogen. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post FDA recalls heart failure, blood pressure drugs due to cancerous contaminant appeared first on MassDevice.
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Recalls Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Teva Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
This study was not designed to explain whether supplementing with vitamin D will protect against asbestosis. This new research also does not examine if taking vitamin D will slow down the progression of existing ILD. Still, there are a lot of good reasons to pay attention to the sunshine vitamin. Regardless of whether a person has been exposed to asbestos, no one should ignore very low vitamin D levels. People already diagnosed with an asbestos-related cancer, may benefit from a quick check of vitamin D levels. According to the medical literature, up to 80 percent of people with cancer may be vitamin D deficient. People ca...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Source Type: news
MONDAY, July 16, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- People with high blood pressure who get on the information highway can avoid roadblocks in their cardiovascular health, according to new research. The study found that adding online counseling...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
HIGH blood pressure risk could be reduced by making diet or exercise changes. But,  patients could lower their risk of hypertension symptoms by adding this cheap supplement to their daily routine.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Patient Presentation A 3.5-year-old female came to clinic with a 2-day history fever up to 101°F. The evening before she had complained of a sore throat but had no rhinorrhea, cough or rash. She was drinking reasonably well and was urinating frequently. She had been to a birthday party where an older child had had strep throat. The past medical history was positive for Kawasaki Disease diagnosed at 17 months of age and treated with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) on day 6 of fever. Her echocardiograms had been negative and she was being appropriately monitored by cardiology. The family history was positive for heart...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
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