High blood pressure

Summer fruits for diabetes: What to eat, and how much?

We generally tend to think that sweet things are not good for people with diabetes. At first glance this seems to make sense. However, there is a big difference between the sugar that we find in a fruit and in the added sugar that we might sprinkle on top. In a fruit, the fructose accompanied by fibre, vitamins, minerals, and so many other nutrients are good for our bodies.  Fruits have other health benefits, ranging from controlling high blood pressure to reducing inflammation and even blood sugar levels. A person with diabetes should not avoid fruit in general, as it is essential for a balanced diet. When eating fruits, all we need to be mindful of is our serving sizes — one serving of fresh fruit is approximately the amount that can fit into the palm of an adult hand!

July 31, 2022
July 31, 2022

Is napping harmful now?

After studying 60,686 individuals who provided information on their napping habits four times between 2006 and 2019, the researchers have come to the conclusion that individuals who napped frequently have a 12 percent higher chance of developing high blood pressure and a 24 percent higher chance of having a stroke as opposed to people who never nap.

June 19, 2022
June 19, 2022

Summer fruits for diabetes: What to eat, and how much?

We generally tend to think that sweet things are not good for people with diabetes. At first glance this seems to make sense. However, there is a big difference between the sugar that we find in a fruit and in the added sugar that we might sprinkle on top. In a fruit, the fructose accompanied by fibre, vitamins, minerals, and so many other nutrients are good for our bodies.  Fruits have other health benefits, ranging from controlling high blood pressure to reducing inflammation and even blood sugar levels. A person with diabetes should not avoid fruit in general, as it is essential for a balanced diet. When eating fruits, all we need to be mindful of is our serving sizes — one serving of fresh fruit is approximately the amount that can fit into the palm of an adult hand!

May 17, 2022
May 17, 2022

5 foods that help to control hypertension

Hypertension is just another name for high blood pressure. As we all know, high blood pressure leads to multiple health problems, namely heart diseases, and increased chances of stroke.

November 17, 2019
November 17, 2019

Hypertension treatment tied to lower risk for Dementia, Alzheimer’s

Antihypertensive treatment is associated with lower risk for dementia in older adults with high blood pressure, a meta-analysis in the Lancet Neurology finds.

July 12, 2018
July 12, 2018

Late-life high blood pressure may harm the brain: Study

A new study reveals that high blood pressure late in life might harm the brain.

May 17, 2018
May 17, 2018

World Hypertension Day 2018

May 17 marks World Hypertension Day 2018, which aims to raise awareness of hypertension, which is more commonly known as high blood pressure.

April 29, 2017
April 29, 2017

How breathing exercises can help prevent hypertension

Practicing breathing exercises may prevent hypertension in adults, if caught early while the nervous system is still plastic, according to an Australian study published in Cell Metabolism.

March 13, 2016
March 13, 2016

High blood pressure and hard labor may boost heart attack risk

Women with high blood pressure and physically demanding jobs are much more likely to have heart attacks than peers who are less active at work and have normal blood pressure, a recent study suggests.