Entries by Marie Antoine

What is Hypertension?

Hypertension affects more than 25% of adult population in Europe.  It is a significant factor in increasing the risk of chronic kidney disease, vascular disease, myocardial infarction, and stroke.  Therefore, the European Society of Hypertension (ESH) issued updated guidelines in 2018 to improve hypertension treatment. What is Hypertension? Hypertension occurs when there is a drastic […]

Recalls of Three More Losartan Batches Announced

In the past few months, there has been a recall for blood pressure treatment medications, on the suspicion of potential cancer-causing impurities.  According to the US Public Interest Research Group, the recall announced that Valsartan pills was the 75th recall since the issue first came to light.  The latest recall announced by MHRA is for […]

Alkaline Foods That Can Reduce Your Blood Pressure

What you consume can have a major impact on your overall health.  Eating a more alkaline-based diet can provide numerous benefits to your body , which includes protecting you from diseases, improving your cardiovascular health and lowering your high blood pressure. The following are 10 alkaline foods to include in your diet in order to […]

Study Links Vaping to Increased Heart Attack Risk

Vaping has become a trend among young individuals and people generally assume it is safer than traditional cigarettes.  However, a recent study has found that it is linked to an increased heart attack risk. Vapers are more at risk of having a heart attack as compared to nonsmokers. Moreover, they are also at risk of […]

Stroke 101: Things You Should Know

A stroke can be viewed as a brain attack, which can happen at any time, anywhere, and to anyone.  It happens when the flow of blood in the brain is disrupted, resulting in the deprivation of oxygen to the brain cells.  When the brain cells don’t get the oxygen they need, they begin to die. […]

Screening: Health Benefits and What to Expect

Health screening is an effective way to detect a particular condition or disease early, even when there haven’t been any signs or symptoms of that disease.  Early detection means getting the right treatment at the right time, which gives you better control over your health.  The first time the benefits of screening for disease prevention […]

Regular Exercise Reduces High Blood Pressure

As you grow older, the risk of hypertension increases.  This means it is essential to take necessary precautions to control and prevent high blood pressure.  Recent studies have revealed that exercise can play a major role in helping you control high blood pressure.  This certainly doesn’t mean running a marathon or even joining a gym, […]

New Guidance For Hypertension Consultation

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has made a major change in the blood pressure guidance last published in 2011. The draft guidelines recommend the threshold of hypertension treatment should be reduced, which makes more than 450,000 men and 270,000 women eligible for blood pressure treatment.  This means that an increased number […]

Low Carb Diet is Putting You at Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

There is no shortage of diets out there and you probably have tried at least one of them.  A popular one is the low carb diet such as Ketogenic (Keto) that many follow in hopes of losing weight and staying healthy fast.  However, a recent study has suggested that over time a low carb diet […]

Foods to Avoid When Managing High Blood Pressure

Diet plays a significant role in the development and management of blood pressure.  A diet which is higher in calories and fat can lead to obesity which is one of the major risk factors in high blood pressure development.  Just as there are foods that can help in controlling and managing blood pressure, there are […]