High blood pressure: Doing this for 30 minutes in the morning can help control BP reading

HIGH blood pressure is strongly tied to unhealthy lifestyle choices. Eliminating bad habits can help to keep the condition under control. A recent study finds doing a certain activity in the morning can help to ward off the risks.
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AbstractAfrican Americans and ethnic minorities experience racial discrimination in a variety of settings. Racial discrimination is a potent stressor that has been linked to psychosocial stress and poor physical health. To cope with discriminatory experiences and daily life event stressors, African Americans frequently use the concept of John Henryism (a high effort coping strategy with prolonged exposure to stress). This cross-sectional analysis explored the relationship between racism/discrimination, John Henryism, and health problems in a predominately African American sample. Data were collected through health care scr...
Source: Journal of Community Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Spinal deformity in asolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) can increase right atrial and ventricular pressures secondary to restrictive lung disease. Pulmonary hypertension leading to cor pulmonale is the most feared outcome. However, mild pulmonary hypertension in AIS patients has been reported in the past. No study has examined these changes including the improvement of right heart function following scoliosis surgery.
Source: The Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
Approximately 132,000 patients per year undergo anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) in the United States. Although the utilization of instrumentation and bone graft alternatives has enhanced fusion rates, pseudarthrosis remains a problem, with incidence rates up to 56%. Renin-angiotensin system (RAS) modulators are typically used to treat arterial hypertension, which affects 50-80% of spinal fusion patients. Recent evidence suggests an association between RAS blockers and bone metabolism, particularly in the context of bone healing.
Source: The Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: 24–30 August 2019Source: The Lancet, Volume 394, Issue 10199Author(s): The Lancet
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: 24–30 August 2019Source: The Lancet, Volume 394, Issue 10199Author(s): Rajeev Gupta, David A WoodSummaryIschaemic heart disease has a multifactorial aetiology and can be prevented from developing in populations primordially, and in individuals at high risk by primary prevention. The primordial approach focuses on social determinants of health in populations: political, economic, and social factors, principally unplanned urbanisation, illiteracy, poverty, and working and living conditions. Implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals can lead to major improvements in cardiovascular health, ...
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate the factors affecting the postoperative mortality rate in patients undergoing surgery for perforated diverticulitis. Further, we compared the recovery courses of patients between open and laparoscopic surgeries. Methods: We analyzed the medical records of adult patients with peritonitis caused by perforated diverticulitis from six hospitals of Hallym University Medical Center from January 2006 to December 2016. Results: A total of 166 patients were identified. In the univariate analysis, the statistically significant factors associated with postoperative mortality were age ≥ 60 ye...
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research
This study aimed to determine the prognostic role of the categorized hemodynamic stage (HS) based on the hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) in patients with portal hypertension. METHODS: Of 1,025 cirrhotic patients who underwent HVPG measurement, data on 572 non-critically-ill patients were collected retrospectively between 2008 and 2013. The following two HS categorizations were used: HS-1 (6-9, 10-12, 13-16, 17-20, and> 20 mmHg; designated as groups 1-5, respectively) and HS-2 (6-12, 13-20, and> 20 mmHg). Clinical characteristics, mortality rates, and prognostic predictors were analyzed according to the c...
Source: J Korean Med Sci - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research
HIGH blood pressure is a common health condition where the pressure inside the arteries is higher than it should be, and left untreated, the condition can lead to serious and even life-threatening complications. Drinking the following three drinks could help lower your reading and keep it in check.
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A national shortage of a popular drug used to treat high blood pressure is raising concerns among Canadian doctors about the lack of backup systems to protect patients' supply.
Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news
Abstract While the opioid epidemic has garnered significant attention, the use of methamphetamines is growing worldwide independent of wealth or region. Following overdose and accidents, the leading cause of death in methamphetamine users is cardiovascular disease, because of significant effects of methamphetamine on vasoconstriction, pulmonary hypertension, atherosclerotic plaque formation, cardiac arrhythmias, and cardiomyopathy. In this review, we examine the current literature on methamphetamine-induced changes in cardiovascular health, discuss the potential mechanisms regulating these varied effects, and high...
Source: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol Source Type: research
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