BLOOD PRESSURE

  • World Health Day: 9.4 mn Indians die due to hypertension April 7, 2013

    New Delhi: It's World Health Day on Sunday and the focus is on one of the biggest killers of this century. High blood pressure which affects one in three adults globally and 214 million Indians are projected to by hypertensive by 2030. 9.4 million Indians die due to hypertension every year,...
  • Low salt food and exercise can bring down high BP: Dr Ravi R Kasliwal April 5, 2013

    High blood pressure and hypertension are the new lifestyle diseases afflicting India's urban middle class. Dr Ravi R Kasliwal, Chairman, Clinical & Preventive Cardiology, MedantaThe Medicity, joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. What kind of cooking oil is good for heart & esp for high BP patients?...
  • Yoga to control high blood pressure March 21, 2012

    Yoga expert Shalini Vadehra brings you some yoga asanas to control high blood pressure. ...
  • Yoga to control high blood pressure February 1, 2012

    Yoga expert Shalini Vadehra is back with some asanas to help control high blood pressure. ...
  • Blood pressure genes 'found' September 16, 2011

    Washington: Scientists have identified at least 16 new genes which are linked to blood pressure, a key breakthrough they claim could pave the way for new treatments for hypertension and cardiovascular disease. An international team, led by the University of Western Australia, says that out of the 16, 10 genes could...
  • Yoga asanas to combat hypertension June 1, 2011

    Shalini Vadehra brings to you a few yoga tips for high blood pressure. ...
  • Hypertension on the rise in India February 9, 2011

    While the global blood pressure levels have dipped, they have significantly shot up in India. ...
  • Kidney's role vital in managing blood pressure January 16, 2011

    Washington: The kidneys play a vital role in maintaining blood pressure, says a new study. The organ is made up of roughly a million basic working units called nephrons, which remove waste products from the blood, recycle some substances and eliminate what is left as urine. The end segment of nephrons,...
  • A pint of beer a day keeps the doctor away January 14, 2011

    London: Beer buffs, here's some news to cheer! Moderate drinking of ale and lager can cut the risk of diabetes and high blood pressure, a new study has claimed. Spanish researchers, who carried out the study, said that drinking a pint of beer a day can also help you lose weight. To...
  • Eating porridge daily 'can protect your heart' December 10, 2010

    London: Porridge seems to be a hearty meal, for a new study has found that eating three portions of the wholegrain food daily can protect one's heart by slashing blood pressure levels. In fact, researchers at Aberdeen University have claimed that the breakfast staple could even be as effective as...
  • Some blood pressure pills increase cancer risk June 18, 2010

    New Delhi: Some blood pressure pills may slightly increase the risk of certain cancers, says a new Lancet study. In the spotlight are a common class of drugs called the angiotensinreceptor blockers or ARBs, which are prescribed for high blood pressure, heart problems and diabetic kidney disease. After studying 60,000 patients over...
  • Restrict salt intake to control blood pressure May 29, 2010

    Los Angeles: Cutting down on salt is more effective in reducing blood pressure in kidney patients than using antihypertensive medications, reveals a new study. Researchers Rajiv Agarwal from Indiana University School of Medicine and Matthew Weir from the University of Maryland Medical Centre found that restricting salt intake can help control...
  • People living in cities likely to have high BP May 17, 2010

    London: People who live in urban areas where air pollution is high tend to have higher blood pressure (BP) than those who live in less polluted areas, says a new research. The researchers used data from the Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study, an ongoing populationbased study of almost 5,000 individuals that focusses...
  • Are you suffering from hypertension? May 12, 2010

    Almost one in four people in Delhi is with hypertension or high blood pressure but they don't know that they have the condition. Could that be you? ...
  • Scream and vent your stress out January 8, 2008

    Mumbai: We all know that crazy city life and stress go hand in hand. However, how does a city like Mumbai cope with maximum stress? These Mumbaikars are not auditioning for a Tarzan sequel. In a stress buster van, touring the city as part of a promotional campaign for...
  • Smoking during pregnancy can raise baby's BP August 3, 2007

    New Delhi: Here is one more reason why you should quit smoking. If you are pregnant and you smoke, it could raise your newborn baby's blood pressure. The study that appeared in the online edition of the journal Hypertension was conducted on 456 healthy full term babies over a...
  • Have hypertension? Try 'veg' salt June 9, 2007

    Bhavnagar: If you're a blood pressure patient, the first thing you're told to do is cut down on salt. But now a new vegetableextracted salt is proving this fact wrong. The Bhavnagarbased Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI) has developed and marketed edible salt extracted and processed from...
  • Hypertension no longer an adult disease May 22, 2007

    New Delhi: Hypertension or high blood pressure affects almost 200 million Indians. What's even more alarming is that one in every 10 children in the capital, have high blood pressure. Hypertension has ceased to be just an adult disease. According to doctors conducting annual medical check ups in schools claim that...
  • Kids, latest victims of hypertension May 21, 2007

    New Delhi: Considered an adult disease, hypertension or blood pressure affects 200 million Indians. However, what is alarming is that one in 10 children or an estimated 10 per cent are being diagnosed with high pressure in the capital. The figure is growing fast and with children as old as...
  • Stressed, distressed and BP rising May 17, 2007

    New Delhi: Lifestyle diseases are likely to kill 270 million Asians by 2015, says the World Health Organisation. And of those, hypertension or high blood pressure is going to be one of the biggest killers. It could kill you and me, too. The scary figures on World Hypertension Day: 1...
  • 200 mn in India suffer high BP May 17, 2007

    New Delhi: India is on its way to becoming the 'hypertension capital' of the world. A new study says that almost 200 million Indians are hypertensive. If that isn't bad enough, according to experts the numbers can double to 400 million by 2020, if the rising numbers are not checked...
  • Painkillers raise blood pressure February 27, 2007

    Washington: Popular painkillers such as aspirin, ibuprofen and acetaminophen can raise blood pressure and thus the risk of heart disease among men, US researchers reported on Monday. Men who took such drugs for most days in a week were about onethird more likely to be diagnosed with high blood pressure than...
  • People with low BP at depression risk January 27, 2007

    London: People suffering from low blood pressure may face the risk of being depressed and anxious, say researchers. A Norwegian study analysed health reports from NorthTrondelag County from the 1990s and found that of the 60,000 people detailed in them, those with low blood pressure most frequently suffered from anxiety issues...
  • Boys at higher risk of hypertension December 5, 2006

    Dallas: Adolescent boys are far more likely to suffer high blood pressure than girls in the same age group, setting the stage for other health problems including hypertension as they get older, researchers reported on Monday. "The reason remains a mystery but it could be hormonal. We think it may have...
  • Low birth weight linked to high BP September 22, 2006

    New York: New research hints that the lower the birth weight, the higher the blood pressure as an adult and the link becomes stronger with age. Dr Anna A Davies and her associates at the University of Bristol in UK, are studying the origins of adult hypertension (high blood pressure) using...
  • Abdominal fat may raise blood pressure September 9, 2006

    New York: Adults who carry most of their excess weight around the middle may be at particular risk of high blood pressure, new research shows. In a 10year study of Chinese adults, researchers found that those whose waistlines expanded over the years showed a similar increase in blood pressure. Moreover, even young...
  • Brisk walks better than workout for BP September 7, 2006

    Washington: If youre worried about your blood pressure but dont have time to hit the gym for an extensive workout dont press the panic buttons. A new research has found that taking three or four brisk walks can be just as or even more effective. The study was conducted by a...