BOYS AT GREATER RISK OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
Adolescent boys are far more likely to suffer high blood pressure than girls in the same age group, setting the stage for other health problems such as hypertension as they get older, researchers reported on Monday.
I can see this as boys have to understand that the changes they are going through are making them the men they will be in adulthood. In times of past it is this time that boys really started to get stronger and more able to handle heavy work. Setting them to work the land or to otherwise set them into motion on learning a trade helped the boys cope better. Nowadays they are not doing all of this and as they try to cope with the changes and the peer pressure their blood pressure can and often will increase much more than women. As parents we need to understand this and maybe show them how to work their muscles so they can work at getting some of the tensions out of their bodies thus lowering their future risks.
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Higher Blood Pressure May Lead to Brain Shrinkage
Higher Blood Pressure May Lead to Brain ShrinkageHaving hypertension in midlife (Ages 40 through 60) is associated with elevated risk of cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s dementia later in life—even more so than having the so-called Alzheimer’s gene. Ref. Source 1o.
Thirty million more Americans could have high blood pressure under new hypertension guidelines. About 30 million additional Americans could be diagnosed with high blood pressure under new guidelines that set a lower target reading. Ref. USAToday.
People with high blood pressure should be taking precautions to bring it down or it can lead to other complications. The main point in that process is addressing the root causes to the high blood pressure: bad diet and lack of exercise If you are eating well and exercising then making time for peace can also help: yoga, meditation or whatever else works for you.
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Study found people would rather pop a pill or sip tea than exercise to treat high blood pressure. Survey respondents were more likely to choose a daily cup of tea or a pill over exercise to 'treat' high blood pressure in an imaginary scenario, but many didn't think the interventions were worth the benefits. When the perceived gain of treating hypertension was higher -- one or five extra years of life versus one extra month, for example -- survey respondents were more likely to say they would. Source 3z.