Posts Tagged Hypertension

Guideline for Treatment of Hypertension in Seniors

For the first time The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association has issued guideline for treatment of hypertension in seniors above 65 years old.

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Potatoes can Reduce Blood Pressure if Eated Microwaved

High cooking temperatures used in frying the potatoes and preparing chips seem to destroy most of the healthy substances in a potato, leaving mainly starch, fat and minerals. Microwaved potato seems to be the best way to preserve nutrients.

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Hypertension Treatment in Very Elderly

Hypertension in very elderly patients >80 years of age need not be controlled as young i.e. <120/80 mm of Hg. They should be stabilized around 140/90 mm of Hg. Indapamide and/or perindopril are good for them as seen in the trail mentioned below. Amplify’d from http://www.medscape.com Elderly Hypertensive Patients Benefit From Treatment: ACC/AHA While most […]

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Invisible Salt Intake Adds UP

Salt is present in the packed foods, nobody cares this while satisfying the taste buds; but that adds up several milligrams of salt over and above the daily recommended dose. We should limit salt intake for hypertensive patients to 1.5 grams/day. and for healthy individuals to 2.5 grams.day. Limiting salt intake can control hypertension in […]

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Sugar may Cause Hypertension

Apart from excessive sodium intake sugar may contribute to hypertension, the researchers say. The mechanism has not been fully understood. May be it has some interaction with sodium. Amplify’d from http://www.medscape.com Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Linked to Elevations in Blood Pressure February 28, 2011 (London, United Kingdom) — There is yet another reason to stay away from […]

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