Wednesday, January 15, 2020

A Healthy Lifestyle Can Naturally Reverse Hypertension


A Healthy Lifestyle Can Naturally Reverse Hypertension    




People diagnosed with high blood pressure are usually told that they must take their meds for a long time. However, changing their lifestyle and following certain healthy habits, that can even reverse their hypertension, the natural way. One example is the DASH diet, in which fats and cholesterol are limited. Also, limit the amount of sodium to 2300 mg/day and increase the potassium intake to 4700 mg/day. Others are avoiding smoking and frequent exercise. Click here for more information.



 

Immune Cells Help Control High Blood Pressure And Type 2 Diabetes


Immune Cells Help Control High Blood Pressure And Type 2 Diabetes    




One of the consequences of obesity is the reduction of immune cells. These cells, called eosinophils, are located in a layer that surrounds blood vessels and reduces artery contraction. Therefore, the decrease in these immune cells not only increases blood pressure, but the research has shown that also increases the risk of type 2 diabetes. More Information click here.



 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Software Based On Artificial Intelligence Can Predict Mortality In Heart Disease Patients


Software Based On Artificial Intelligence Can Predict Mortality In Heart Disease Patients    




An artificial intelligence software can predict mortality in patients with a serious heart disorder, and can also help doctors prescribe better treatments for patients with pulmonary hypertension. It creates a 3D model of patients with heart conditions and compares it with the health records of other patients to make a forecast. Click here for more info.



 

In Older Adults, Hypertension Could Be Beneficial For The Brain


In Older Adults, Hypertension Could Be Beneficial For The Brain    




According to a study, high blood pressure in old age may reduce the risk of dementia. Even though it is well-known that hypertension in younger people is harmful, increasing the risk of stroke and cardiovascular problems, in older adults high blood pressure increases the blood flow through the brain, giving it proper oxygenation. More details click here.



 

Excess Weight Reduces The Life Expectancy In Obese People


Excess Weight Reduces The Life Expectancy In Obese People    




Apart from increasing the risks for serious diseases and health conditions, a recent study has shown that excess weight alters the DNA in obese people, increasing the risk of the health risks of their children. Also, people with elevated BMI (Body-Mass Index) decrease their life expectancy between 3 and 10 years. Additional info click here.



 

How To Limit Excess Sodium Intake?


How To Limit Excess Sodium Intake?    




It is well-known that high sodium intake is related to hypertension. The average salt consumption in the US is more than 3,400 milligrams of sodium daily, while the American Heart Association limits the daily salt ingestion to 1,500 milligrams and the Dietary Guidelines recommends no more than 2,300 milligrams. Most of the excess salt comes from processed food. Excess salt intake can be reduced by limiting the salt in cooking, tasting the food before adding salt, check the salt amount in seasonings, and replace salt with herbs and spices, among others. Click here for more details.



 

Monday, January 13, 2020

Study Reveals How Stress And Anxiety Increases The Risk Of Heart Disease And Stroke


Study Reveals How Stress And Anxiety Increases The Risk Of Heart Disease And Stroke    




Recent studies have shown that the amygdala is more active in people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression, and have related this activity to cardiovascular conditions, such as heart attack, angina, heart failure an stroke. More Information click here.