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Importance of vitamin D and dietary calcium in patients with hypertension.

Posted by on May 19, 2019 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article investigated the association between dietary calcium intake, vitamin D levels in the blood and hypertension (high blood pressure). The authors concluded that regular consumption of calcium may help prevent and treat hypertension in patients who do not have low levels of vitamin D. Some background Hypertension is blood...

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Does chronic use of beta-blockers increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease?

Posted by on May 18, 2019 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article investigated the association between chronic (long-term) exposure to beta-blockers (BBs) with an increased risk for Parkinson’s disease (PD). The authors concluded that the chronic use of BBs is associated with an increased risk for PD. Some background In PD, certain nerve cells (neurons) in the brain gradually break...

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Is nocturia an unrecognized symptom of uncontrolled hypertension in black men?

Posted by on Apr 30, 2019 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if nocturia is common in black men with uncontrolled hypertension. They found that nocturia is common in these patients. Some background Hypertension or high blood pressure (BP) is a common condition. Hypertension is very common in non-Hispanic black people. The death rate from hypertension is highest in...

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Is azilsartan more effective than a fixed-dose combination in the treatment of hypertension?

Posted by on Mar 22, 2019 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of azilsartan (AZN; Edarbi) compared to a drug combination in a fixed-dose tablet (FDT) for hypertension. They found that AZN was as effective as the FDT. Some background Managing blood pressure (BP) levels is important in patients with hypertension. There are a number of...

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Self-monitoring blood pressure – how important is the correct monitoring schedule?

Posted by on Mar 16, 2019 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if there is an optimal self-monitoring (SM) blood pressure (BP) schedule for patients with hypertension. They found that SM-BP should be done for 3 days and can increase to 7 days if necessary. Some background Hypertension or high blood pressure (BP) is a serious medical condition. If uncontrolled, it can lead to...

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The effect of the DASH diet on heart disease

Posted by on Mar 12, 2019 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of the DASH (dietary approaches to stop hypertension) diet on heart disease, blood pressure and diabetes in patients with and without diabetes. The main finding of this study was that the DASH diet is associated with a decreased risk of heart disease and improves blood pressure in patients...

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A single combination pill of perindopril, indapamide and amlodipine – is it effective in patients with hypertension?

Posted by on Mar 7, 2019 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of a pill combining perindopril, indapamide and amlodipine (PD/IN/AM) in the treatment of hypertension. They found that PD/IN/AM single combination pill quickly reduced blood pressure with high adherence.  Some background Hypertension or high blood pressure (BP) is a serious condition....

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