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Edarbi high blood pressure medication gets FDA approval

Edarbi high blood pressure medication gets FDA approval

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of Edarbi tablets or azilsartan medoxomil prescription drug to adults to get treatment for high blood pressure which is also called hypertension. Takeda Pharmaceutical North America of Deerfield, Illionois is the pharmaceutical company that makes the Edarbi medication.

Edarbi clinical studies showed that it could be more effective in lowering 24-hour blood pressure compared to Diovan (valsartan) and Benicar (olmesartan). Dosages will be in either 40 or 80 milligram portions. The FDA said that the recommended dose will be set at 80 milligrams taken once daily. The 40 milligram dose will be for patients that are already taking high-dose diuretics.

The way the Edarbi works to lower blood pressure is by blocking the action of the angiotensin II, a vasopressor hormone. It is considered an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB).

High Blood Pressure and Cholesterol numbers in US adults not managed well says CDC

High Blood Pressure and Cholesterol numbers in US adults not managed well says CDC

(Best Syndication News) - The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that two out of three adults with high cholesterol and around half of the adult with high blood pressure in the United States are not getting the appropriate treatments which could lead to a higher risk for heart attacks, strokes, and other vascular diseases. The investigation results were announced by the Vital Signs report which is created by the CDC government agency.

Cardiovascular diseases kill over 800,000 US citizens each year. Out of these, there are 150,000 that are killed from these deadly heart events that are under the age of 65. One way to reduce the risk is to lower high blood pressure levels and it is believed by medical professionals that lowering high cholesterol levels will also reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.

Middle age women reduced cardiovascular disease by lowering high blood pressure

Middle age women reduced cardiovascular disease by lowering high blood pressure

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(Best Syndication News) - Previous research has found that having high blood pressure is associated with increased risk of heart disease. However a recent study with middle-aged women showed that by lowering high blood pressure they also reduced their risk for developing cardiovascular disease more so than the men in the study. The research findings were reported in the Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association.

Cardiovascular disease includes stroke, heart attack, and heart failure. This large study involved researchers from 11 countries throughout Europe, Asia, and South America who took part of the International Database on Ambulatory blood pressure in relation to Cardiovascular Outcomes (IDACO). This large data collection included 9,357 adults averaging 53 year old with 47 percent being women from countries around the world. The participants were studied over 11 years or longer for cardiovascular disease and measurements of systolic blood pressure.

High Fructose Sugar intake increases risk for High Blood Pressure

High Fructose Sugar intake increases risk for High Blood Pressure

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(Best Syndication News) - Fructose is a sugar that is found in fruit, but is most commonly consumed in the form of high fructose corn syrup added to foods and drinks. While small amounts may be safe, a study found that eating high amounts of fructose in the diet in the form of added sugar may have increased a person's chance of developing high blood pressure also called hypertension. The study will be published in the next issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN).

Hypertension not only causes heart disease, it also causes kidney disease. Having high blood pressure is one of the most common on going medical conditions in developed countries. The researchers of this study wanted to look into environmental factors that increase the risk for developing hypertension. They wanted to see if added fructose sugars had any relationship to high blood pressure.

Bret Michaels TIA Stroke sends him back to Hospital

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[Best Syndication News] Rocker, Bret Michaels, has been back to the hospital after suffering a transient ischemic attack TIA, which is also called a warning stroke, or a mini-stroke. Michaels was reported to been feeling numb on his body's left side, but mostly felt the numbness on his hands and face which prompted him to get medical attention.

Michaels' doctor believes that he can still recover despite this health setback. On Bret Michaels website they explained that the doctors found a hole (Patent Foramen Ovale) in his heart which they believe could have caused the TIA stroke. They discovered this during the diagnostics testing looking for blood clots. The doctors don't believe that the brain hemorrhage that he suffered in April was related.

The doctor said that Michaels would be treated with outpatient care for the TIA stroke until they decide the best way to treat the heart condition. They will be injecting blood thinner and conducting blood tests to prevent blood clots that could contribute to a major stroke.

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