Hypertension

Hypertension

Hypertension

Facts about Hypertension

  • Globally, nearly one billion people have Hypertension
  • High blood pressure is called the “silent killer” because it often has no warning signs or symptoms
  • In 2025, an estimated 1.56 billion adults will be living with hypertension

Research scope in Hypertension

  • The Failing Heart Relies on Ketone Bodies as a Fuel; could unveil novel strategies to treat heart failure….more 
  • 16αOHE promotes the development of HPAH via upregulation of miR-29, which alters molecular and functional indexes of energy metabolism. Antagonism of miR-29 improves in vivo/vitro features of HPAH and reveals a possible novel therapeutic target….more
  • From 2000 to 2010, age-standardized prevalence of hypertension decreased by 2.3% in high-income countries but increased by 6.1% in low- and middle-income countries.…more
  • While Ca2+ is pivotal for coronary artery endothelial function, spatial and temporal regulation of functional Ca2+ signals in the coronary endothelium is poorly understood….more

Treatment for Hypertension

  • Chlorthalidone (50-100 mg) is more potent than hydrochlorothiazide (100 mg) and resulted in greater reduction in cardiovascular events, more
  • Management of Hypertension in Children and Adolescent, more
  • Treating Hypertension in Pregnancy, more
  • Practical recommendations for the diagnosis, investigation and management of hypertension, more

Complications

  • High blood pressure is linked to increased risk of diabetes, more
  • Hypertension associated with eye damage, more
  • Hypertension and kidney failure: a deadly connection, more
  • Sexual dysfunction in male patients associated with hypertension…more

Risk factors for Hypertension

  • Pulse Pressure, a readily available hemodynamic parameter, is associated with multiple adverse cardiovascular outcomes and provides prognostic utility beyond that of mean arterial pressure, more..
  • Age, BMI, no physical activity, tobacco use, extra salt intake and family history of stroke/cardiovascular disease strongly associated with hypertension, more
  • Sleep durations of 8 h or greater causes hypertension, more
  • Low frequency of toothbrushing causes hypertension, diabetes etc, more

Systematic reviews

  • Comparative effectiveness and safety of drug therapy for pulmonary arterial hypertension: a systematic review and meta-analysis…more
  • Pharmacotherapy for hypertension in older adults: a systematic review…more
  • Hypertension in Older Persons: A Systematic Review of National and International Treatment Guidelines…more
  • Treatment of mild to moderate hypertension by gender perspective: a systematic review…more
  • The treatment of hypertension in people with dementia: a systematic review of observational studies…more

Treatment with Medicinal Herbs

  • Annatto (Bixa orellana) – Dose, for diuretic activity boil 9 seed pods in 3 cups of water for 10 minutes; drink 1 cup before each meal; 10 g powered seed/40 ml oil for topical pastes; 3 leaf/0.5 L water + red paste = female aphrodisiac
  • Bayleaf, Laurel (Laurus nobilis) – Dose, 1-2 tsp leaf/cup water to 3 x/day; 1-2 drops EO added to brandy honey, or tea
  • Dokudami Chamaleon plant (Houttuynia cordata Thunb)– Dose, Food farmacy; 10-15 g in decoction

Reference: Handbook of Medicinal Herbs (2006)

Herbals

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