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Teens’ lack of sleep tied to high blood pressure, more body fat: Study

 Adolescents who don’t get enough sleep may be more likely to develop risk factors for heart disease like high blood pressure and excess body fat, a U.S. study suggests. “Sleep matters,” said Dr. Elsie Taveras of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. “Sleep quantity and quality are pillars of health alongside diet and physical activity.” Taveras and colleagues asked 829 teens to wear activity trackers on their wrists to log nighttime sleep and daytime activity for 7 to 10 days. They also examined risk factors for…

High blood pressure is redefined as 130, not 140

LOS ANGELES: High blood pressure was redefined Monday by the American Heart Association, which said the disease should be treated sooner, when it reaches 130/80 mm Hg, not the previous limit of 140/90. Doctors now recognize that complications "can occur at those lower numbers," said the first update to comprehensive US guidelines on blood pressure detection and treatment since 2003. A diagnosis of the new high blood pressure does not necessarily mean a person needs to take medication, but that "it's a yellow light that…

PTI’s Asad Umar admitted to hospital over high blood pressure

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Asad Umar was admitted to a private hospital in Karachi after he suffered high blood pressure, ARY News reported on Thursday. According to details, the PTI leader started complaining of high blood pressure while traveling from Islamabad to Karachi. He was taken to a private hospital after his flight landed at Jinnah Airport in Karachi. The doctors, after administering first-aid treatment to the PTI leader, said his condition was normal. Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Khurram…

Cool down! Control hypertension with healthy food

Suffering from high blood pressure also known as hypertension can be alarming and the disease causes hemorrhage, cardiac arrests and hardening of the arteries. We have to be sure that we are consuming the right food and ingredients in order to avoid an episode which may take us to the emergency room. In this listicle, we shall take a look at several ingredients which brings high blood pressure to normal level. Bananas Bananas has high levels of potassium and they are also healthy snack which can be eaten anywhere…