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Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Blood pressure secret is unlocked

A breakthrough by British scientists could pave the way for more effective blood pressure drugs.

Experts have discovered how the body regulates blood pressure – giving them a way to replicate it with medication.

They found the condition is naturally reduced when nerves which surround the arteries release nitric oxide.

Scientists last night said the discovery marks a ‘fundamental change’ in the way they view blood pressure. Previously, experts thought it was regulated by the blood vessel walls themselves, rather than the bundle of nerves surrounding them.

The breakthrough also offers a clue about the role stress and emotion play in the condition, because these nerves have a direct link to the brain.

High blood pressure – known as ‘hypertension’ – affects one in three adults, more than 17million of the British population.

The condition vastly increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes and vascular dementia, but because it has no symptoms until it is too late, only half of those with the condition know they are at risk.



Anonymous said...

Best way to cut down on high blood pressure is to A) quit watching MSM news broadcasts and B) don't follow politics! Case solved.

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Anonymous said...

According to ISIS, the BEST way of reducing your BP is simply to cut your head off with a sharp knife. Obama and Biden have been trying to convince you for 8 years of this. WHY don't you listen?

Anonymous said...

Let the drug company competitions begin.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I'm ll for a tank of laughing gas first thing in the morning! LOL!

Anonymous said...

So my next prescription for High BP is going to be NO2? All I'm going to have to do is huff some gas. Then I'll just laugh all the way to work. I like that!