Correction: Blood Pressure Story

Rao is involved in research on reducing obesity and other risks for heart disease. “If we were able to keep everyone’s blood pressure under control in the United States, the number of new strokes and heart attacks would go down just exponentially,” he said. High blood pressure affects 1 in 3 U.S. adults, or 67 million people, and the condition caused or contributed to more than 348,000 deaths in 2009, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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‘Low blood pressure can cause brain damage’

Johnson said her muscles began to abnormally tighten, and thought that she might be going through some type of a seizure. I felt weak and so disoriented, she reportedly said. On getting to the hospital through the help of a Good Samaritan, the doctor did a quick check-up and then broke the news to her: You have low blood pressure. Apparently, Johnson hadnt eaten breakfast that morning and her diet didnt have any protein-based foods such as poultry, meats, nuts, fish, and so on. Medical experts said it was essential to keep ones metabolism functioning with varying nutritional ingredients. Protein, carbohydrates, vegetables, and fruits among many other types of food are all part of a well-nourished individual. They often advised that too much of anything is not healthy, so is too little.
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Poor Sleep Linked to High Blood Pressure in Teens

Stephen R. Daniels, pediatrician-in-chief at the Children’s Hospital in Denver and a spokesman for the American Heart Association, noted that the new study is preliminary, but “it does point to the direction that the next studies need to go to understand what less sleep and less efficient sleep mean in terms of blood pressure.” If the findings hold up, they could eventually influence school system schedules, Daniels said. Schools now start later in the morning for younger students and earlier for teenagers, he said. “But the changes in the diurnal patterns for adolescents make it harder for them to get up in the morning and to get to sleep at night. If we reorganize the day-night schedule for adolescents, that could make life easier for them and their parents,” he added. Dr.
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