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The enigma of blood pressure variation

The circulation of blood throughout the body comes from the continuous rhythmic pumping action of the heart. Specifically, a pulsatile flow of blood happens when the blood within the heart is ejected out the left ventricle into

Blood pressure charts for pediatrics

Blood pressure screening is essential throughout life. Adult blood pressure assessments have static thresholds of 140/90 for hypertension and 90/60 for hypotension but screening blood pressure in children is more complicated. As children grow, normal blood pressure

Does thyroid hormone deficiency in fetal life have adverse effects on cardiovascular system during adulthood?

Proper development of fetus depends on its genetics as well as the hormonal, metabolic, and nutritional environment provided by the mother. Deficiency of thyroid hormones (THs) at birth is considered as congenital hypothyroidism and the prevalence of

Do ‘fish oil fatty acids’ during pregnancy matter for the child’s later cardiovascular health and growth?

Long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (LCPUFA) status is associated with risk of cardiovascular diseases in adulthood. This is especially true for low levels of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid that is prominently present in fatty

How sugar and fat affect our brain leading to a high blood pressure?

Obesity is a serious, chronic and pandemic disease that can have a negative effect on many systems in our body. People who are overweight or obese have a much greater risk of developing serious diseases including hypertension.

Vitamin D3 supplementation and blood pressure: a meta-analysis

Hypertension is a chronic condition that can lead to renal disease, cardiovascular disease, stroke and mortality. Vitamin D plays an important role in regulation of calcium and bone homeostasis and associated with mortality, type 2 diabetes, metabolic

NOXs, generators of electrochemical energy to drive ion fluxes in humans plants and fungi

What is the connection between the ability of the human immune system to destroy invading pathogens, the growth of a pollen tubule on its way to fertilise a flower’s ovum, and the extension of a fungal hypha

Licorice Root enhance cardiovascular health

The increasing incidence of lifestyle-based conditions–most notably those conditions that impact cardiovascular health, obesity, and blood sugar–has compelled consumers to consider natural solutions for these challenges. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cardiovascular

High bedtime home blood pressure strongly predicts post stroke cognitive impairment

Hypertension is the strongest risk factor for stroke and the most modifiable risk factors for the secondary prevention of stroke and for post stroke cognitive impairment (PSCI). Home blood pressure (HBP) monitoring has been identified to better

A surgical treatment for high blood pressure

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 70 million Americans are diagnosed with high blood pressure, also referred to as hypertension in the medical field. The majority of these individuals are not experiencing any symptoms

A study of the acute effects of household air pollution on blood pressure in Indian women

Air pollution, and especially indoor air pollution from burning highly polluting solid fuels such as wood, crop residues, and coal, has intuitive and well-documented relationships with respiratory health. In recent years, many studies have also shown relationships

High blood pressure: does it matter to know your disease condition and prescribed medicines well?

High blood pressure is a disease condition in which the force of the blood against your artery walls is perpetually high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease. If you have been

Melatonin reduces blood pressure and tunes up disrupted circadian rhythms in the seniors

The older we get the more likely our circadian rhythms are disrupted. For example, blood pressure not only tends to increase but as well become more irregular. Luckily, as we show here, melatonin helps to ameliorate both

Heart and blood pressure adverse effects of phenytoin

Phenytoin is an effective antiepileptic drug which is used for many years in the treatment of epileptic seizures. Whereas its oral form is used for the long-term treatment of epilepsy, the intravenous form – the injection into

Tapping neurotransmitters from neurons to investigate their involvement in brain function

To tap neurotransmitters and neuromodulators from brain neurons of anaesthetised rodents, a guide cannula is stereoractically inserted. Into a distinct brain structure. Few days after surgery the stylet of the guide cannula is replaced by a double-walled

Wine polyphenols lower blood pressure

The Mediterranean lifestyle is synonymous to a healthy lifestyle for many people. This diet is rich in vegetables, fish and olive oil, but also inseparably associated with drinking a good glass of red wine. Other alcohol-containing beverages