Blood pressure: Way to lower your reading better than popular diet - Dr Mosley

HIGH blood pressure can be tricky to spot as it rarely shows symptoms you can notice. But if you don't treat this condition, you can increase your risk of heart attacks and stroke. The health benefits of a Mediterranean diet are very well documented. But there might be an even more effective way of lowering your blood pressure reading, according to Dr Michael Mosley.
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This study used data from 2 cross-sectional studies conducted in the neurology departments of 3 hospitals in Guangzhou, China. In total, 110 hypertensive stroke patients were recruited in stage I (2008-2009), and 119 hypertensive stroke patients were recruited in stage II (2018-2019). Patients' stroke knowledge was measured by the Stroke Knowledge Questionnaire. Patients' prestroke health behavior was measured by the Health Behavior Scale for Stroke Patients. RESULTS: The total score of prestroke health behaviors significantly increased over the decade (P
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Am Fam Physician. 2022 Jan 1;105(1):65-72.ABSTRACTAtherosclerotic vascular disease is a leading cause of death worldwide. Atherosclerotic stenosis of the internal carotid or intracranial arteries causes up to 15% of strokes. Peripheral artery disease affects up to one in five people in the United States who are 60 years and older and nearly one-half of those who are 85 years and older. Renal artery stenosis may affect up to 5% of people with isolated hypertension and up to 40% of people with other atherosclerotic diseases. All patients with atherosclerotic vascular disease should receive a comprehensive program of guidelin...
Source: American Family Physician - Category: Primary Care Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractStroke is the second leading cause of death after coronary heart disease in developed countries and is the greatest cause of disability and cognitive impairment. Risk factors for cognitive impairment and dementia after stroke are multifactorial including older age, family history, hypertension, arterial fibrillation, diabetes, genetic variants, low educational status, vascular comorbidities, prior transient ischaemic attack or recurrent stroke, depressive illness duration of a stroke, location, volume, intensity, and degree of neuronal degeneration, location and size of infarction after stroke, time interval after ...
Source: Metabolic Brain Disease - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Int J Womens Dermatol. 2021 Sep 9;7(5Part A):560-575. doi: 10.1016/j.ijwd.2021.08.015. eCollection 2021 Dec.ABSTRACTFor patients with lupus erythematosus (LE) or dermatomyositis (DM), there is an urgent need to address a heightened risk of clinical events, chiefly heart attacks and strokes, caused by atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). Patients with LE or DM frequently exhibit high levels of conventional risk factors for ASCVD events, particularly dyslipoproteinemia and hypertension; an amplified burden of atherosclerotic plaques; and increased age- and sex-adjusted rates of ASCVD events compared with the gener...
Source: Atherosclerosis - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
Cent Eur J Public Health. 2021 Dec;29(4):305-310. doi: 10.21101/cejph.a6908.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVES: The ELITE study (German acronym for "Nutrition, lifestyle and individual information for prevention of heart attack, stroke and dementia") prospectively collects data on hypertension, cardiovascular risk factors (RF), dietary habits, physical activity, cognitive function, and quality of life in North-West Germany, which will then be improved through targeted individual information. The aim of the study is to improve the health of the participants in the long term and to identify reasons for a lack of implementation of ...
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: In a 45-year follow-up, high BP and persistent hypertension are associated with stroke-related death, and these associations were even more pronounced in male participants. The paths of association are mediated by BMI and moderated by gender.PMID:35026771 | DOI:10.1097/CM9.0000000000001949
Source: Chinese Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions The presence of diagnosed CKD alongside each major NCD was associated with an additional burden on the healthcare system. Healthcare resource utilisation and prognosis of CKD were comparable with those of other major NCDs, which highlights the importance of CKD as a major public health burden.
Source: BMJ Open - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Open access, Epidemiology Source Type: research
HIGH blood pressure, also called hypertension, increases your risk of having a heart attack and stroke. It can also cause kidney failure, heart failure, problems with your sight and vascular dementia. Therefore, it should not be ignored.
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Conclusion: Our study demonstrated that multiple dental caries were related to the risk of cardiovascular diseases in hypertensive patients. Better oral hygiene may attenuate the risk of cardiovascular events in hypertensive patients.
Source: Journal of Hypertension - Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Women with greater booking weight have a pathological hemodynamic profile with high CO, PVR and MAP compared to those of lesser weight. Height is the main determinant of CO, SV, HR and PVR; weight is the main determinant of MAP and gestational weight gain is the second most important influencer for SV and PVR. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.PMID:35020246 | DOI:10.1002/uog.24858
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
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