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At least three repeated blood pressure measurements give accurate data of patient's condition: Study

Either due to patient load or lack of awareness among physicians, often single blood pressure measurement is used to diagnose and manage hypertension. This results in many people being diagnosed as having high blood pressure and often receive treatment they may not need.

Now, 'smart' pajamas to monitor and help improve sleep

Getting enough quality sleep can help protect people against stress, infections and multiple diseases, such as heart and kidney disease, high blood pressure and diabetes, researchers said.

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‘Blood pressure medicines in the morning should be taken as early as possible after waking up’

There are around 10 per cent of patients who are below 30 and about 15 patients are between 30 and 40 years of age. Hypertension, stress, lack of physical activity, long working hours and no proper balanced diet are the reasons for the increasing heart problems.

Poor oral health may lead to higher BP: Study

The study found that people with healthier gums had lower BP and responded better to blood pressure-lowering medications, compared to individuals who had gum disease, a condition known as periodontitis.

High blood pressure during pregnancy can cause dementia later, study

Suffering from pre-eclampsia increases the risk of vascular dementia by almost double and the risk is even higher for women over the age of 65.

New machine learning tool to predict human BP: Study

Researchers have developed a wearable off-the-shelf and machine learning technology that can predict an individual's blood pressure and provide personalised recommendations to lower it.

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Wearable ultrasound patch monitors BP inside body

The new ultrasound patch can continuously monitor central blood pressure in major arteries as deep as four centimeters below the skin. The technology would be useful in various inpatient procedures, researchers said.

Mild sleep problems may up blood pressure in women

A new study states that women with mild sleeping problems such as those who have trouble falling asleep can have high blood pressure. Even those women who sleep for about seven to nine hours are more likely to have elevated blood pressure.

Sleep quantity, quality linked to heart health in adolescents: Study

In adolescents, both quantity and quality of sleep had significant effects on aspects of cardiovascular health such as blood pressure, cholesterol levels and fat deposition. Longer sleep duration were associated with reduced cardiometabolic risk.

How middle-age hypertension raises dementia risk later

A high blood pressure level but still below the usual threshold for treating hypertension can put 50-year-olds at increased risk of developing dementia later. Normal blood pressure is below 120/80 mmHg.

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