Posts Tagged ‘hypertension’

Blood Pressure Medications More Effective Taken At Night Than Daytime

Blood pressure medications are more effective in reducing heart attacks and strokes when taken at bedtime, a recent study reports.   These statistics and data come from the Hygia Chronotherapy Trial. Hygia is the largest and longest lasting clinical trial to examine the effects of blood pressure meds timing on the risk of heart attacks…

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Sleep Deprivation Increases Risk For Diabetes, Heart Attack, Hypertension

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Sleep of six to eight hours a night is vital for your continued good health. While doctors repeatedly advise to get enough sleep, hectic daily schedules prevent many of us from getting it.   Now comes a new study, which shows that insufficient nightly sleep can increase your risk for high blood pressure, type-2 diabetes and…

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Zinc Deficiency May Give You A Bad Case Of High Blood Pressure

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Zinc is a nutrient that people need to stay healthy. It is found in cells throughout the body and helps the immune system fight off invading bacteria and viruses. The body also needs zinc to make proteins and DNA, the genetic material in all cells. Zinc also helps wounds heal and is important for proper sense of taste and smell. A new study demonstrates a link between zinc deficiency…

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Exercise Can Be As Effective As Drugs In Controlling High Blood Pressure

Exercise can be as effective as drugs in controlling high blood pressure, a recent study shows. People with high blood pressure typically follow a drug-treatment protocol which includes special medication. But, at the same time, doctors advise also making life-style changes to control their blood pressure.  And, exercise is a very good way to do that According…

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Heart Rate and Blood Pressure: What’s the Difference?

Heart rate and blood pressure are two of four measurements of essential body functions that help assess a person’s general health, and give clues to possible diseases. The other two are body temperature and respiratory rate. We are familiar with body temperature, since it is often measured at home to check for infection. Respiratory rate…

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