Tag Archives: blood pressure

Singing may reduce stress, improve mood for people with Parkinson’s disease

Singing may reduce stress and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, say scientists who found that the benefits of musical therapy were similar to taking medication. Researchers from Iowa State University in the US measured heart rate, blood pressure and cortisol levels for 17 participants in a therapeutic singing group. Participants also reported… Read more »

How eating veggies, fish can keep your heart healthy, lower heart disease risk

If you are suffering from high blood pressure, consuming fish, seafood and a primarily vegetarian diet may help reduce hypertension-related heart disease symptoms, a study suggests. Intake of fish, seafood and vegetarian food increases levels of a compound called trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), known to boost heart health, said researchers from the Medical University… Read more »

Crash diets could make you gain belly fat in the long run

Crash dieting is giving you more belly fat and is even weakening your muscles. These are the findings of a new study by researchers at the Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Women are more likely than men to participate in crash diets in which body weight decreases rapidly and dramatically. Extreme dieting has short-… Read more »

Suffering from critical illness for a while, you could be at risk of kidney disease

People with acute critical illness have an increased risk of kidney complications and death, finds a study. “Patients with acute critical illness without apparent underlying renal disease — a group traditionally considered to be at low risk of renal diseases — have clinically relevant long-term renal risks,” wrote Dr. Shih-Ting… Read more »

6 Healthy Drinks For Managing High Blood Pressure Or Hypertension

According to the 2017 report by Cardiological Society of India (CSI), with one in every three Indians suffering from hypertension and heart ailments, cardiovascular diseases are acquiring epidemic proportions in India. While medications help reduce blood pressure, one has to stick to a healthy diet to manage it well. One… Read more »

Monitoring blood pressure at home can help treat hypertension faster

Hypertension or high blood pressure is a leading public health challenge globally due to its high prevalence and related morbidity and mortality. Today, not only the adults, but even the teenagers are becoming victims of hypertension due to their lifestyle and food habits. Expressing concern over the growing challenges of… Read more »

This is how indoor temperature can affect your blood pressure

According to a recent study, one can manage hypertension by turning up the thermostat. Comparing blood pressure readings of people in their own homes with temperature readings, the researchers at University College London found that lower indoor temperatures were linked to higher blood pressure. “Our research has helped to explain… Read more »

This is the amount of salt you need to have to avoid health issues

Salt does not damage health unless you have more than twice the recommended amount, said a new study in The Lancet, sparking outrage among public health experts who want salt intake cut in most countries by at least 30%. The study, which analysed data from more than 95,700 people from 18 countries, including… Read more »

Kidney disease symptoms, 10 warning signs your body is sending you

Kidneys, the vital organs located just below the rib cage on either side of the spine, do a lot to keep the body in check. Think of your kidney as a filter. It helps eliminate waste and toxins from blood that our bodies can’t process otherwise; it’s the removal of… Read more »

5 Remarkable Home Remedies for Seasonal Allergies

Though spring is the most beautiful of all seasons, it also brings along with it a handful of health woes. Fresh grass, blooming trees, flowers and weeds release pollen into the air in what is known as the natural process of pollination, which leads to allergies that continue to affect… Read more »