Health Problems

How salt increases blood pressure

Salt-sensitive hypertension affects about half of people with high blood pressure, but the precise mechanism of how dietary salt contributes to blood pressure elevation, kidney injury and cardiovascular disease remains unclear. Annet Kirabo, DVM, MSc, Ph.D., and colleagues recently found that sodium enters immune system antigen-presenting cells (APCs) and promotes formation of IsoLG (isolevuglandin)-protein adducts, […]

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Vitamin D is not linked to low blood pressure in older adults

Researchers from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College have shown in the largest study to-date that vitamin D is not associated with low blood pressure on standing (orthostatic hypotension) in older adults. Their findings have been published recently in the prestigious journal Hypertension. Orthostatic hypotension (OH) is a common chronic condition […]

Health Problems

Blood pressure self-monitoring helps get patients with hypertension moving, study says

Using blood pressure self-monitoring is an effective way to empower patients with hypertension to stick with an exercise program, according to a first-of-its-kind study conducted by a multidisciplinary team of UConn researchers in collaboration with Hartford Hospital. The findings, recently published in the Journal of Hypertension, confirm a long-held but previously untested theory by the […]