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Salt intake and hypertension: could other dietary factors be influencing this relationship?

Posted by on Apr 20, 2018 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of dietary factors on the relationship between salt intake and hypertension. The study concluded that the association between salt intake and hypertension is not influenced by any other dietary factor. Some background Managing hypertension (high blood pressure) can be achieved using a number...

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5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Adrenal Glands

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Adrenal Glands

Posted by on Mar 15, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Erectile dysfunction, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hypertension, Infertility, Kidney stones, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stroke, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 3 comments

The adrenal glands-which are also called suprarenal glands-are part of the endocrine system and are found on the top of each kidney. How the endocrine system hormones work Hormones secreted from glands of the endocrine system travel in the bloodstream to target cells. Target cells have receptors that are specific to each hormone. The hormones and receptors...

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Does the season affect blood pressure levels?

Posted by on Mar 3, 2018 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated If there is a difference in average blood pressure levels between seasons. They found that blood pressure was generally lower between February to July and higher between August and December.  Some background Managing blood pressure is important to prevent cardiovascular (heart and circulatory system)...

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Can a diet high in fish, eggs, nuts, fruit and vegetable diet improve blood pressure control?

Posted by on Mar 2, 2018 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if a diet high in fish, eggs, milk, nuts, vegetables and fruit and low in salt has an impact on hypertension. They found that this diet was associated with a reduced incidence of hypertension and improved BP control in patients with hypertension. Some background Hypertension or high blood pressure can be managed...

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Hypertension and pregnancy risks: does pre-pregnancy blood pressure management have an impact?

Posted by on Mar 2, 2018 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if managing blood pressure in the first trimester of pregnancy reduced prevented hypertension and pregnancy risk later on. They found that managing blood pressure levels in early pregnancy reduced the rate of severe hypertension and other pregnancy complications. Some background Hypertension or high blood pressure...

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Strict blood pressure management and heart health: Does ethnicity play a role?

Posted by on Mar 2, 2018 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if the improvement in cardiac health using strict blood pressure management was different between race and ethnicity. They found that there was no difference in cardiac outcomes between patients of different ethnicities. Some background Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a serious condition that can cause...

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Emergencies and Illness

Emergencies and Illness

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hypertension, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Prostate cancer | 1 comment

After three hurricanes, flooding, fires and mudslides, and now severe cold and snow in the Deep South and throughout the country, the US has had its share of emergencies. Are you prepared? For people who rely on oxygen, who are on dialysis, have diabetes or other serious conditions, it is time to think about putting together some of the essentials.  What...

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Hypertension and low bone density – is there a link?

Posted by on Dec 23, 2017 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if hypertension is associated with changes in bone mineral density. They found that hypertension is associated with reduced bone mineral density in different bones and the reduction is inconsistent between populations. Some background Hypertension, or high blood pressure, can be associated with other...

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Does cardiorespiratory fitness improve survival in patients with resistant hypertension?

Posted by on Dec 23, 2017 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of cardiorespiratory fitness on survival in high-risk patients with resistant hypertension. They found that patients with greater cardiorespiratory fitness had a greater survival rate compared to those with lower fitness levels. Some background Cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) is important for...

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