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Fitness / 19.01.2019

[ad_1] Patients with high blood pressure were given a digital blood pressure monitor to take a reading twice a day at home. The readings were automatically sent to their GP, who adjusted their prescriptions accordingly. Within seven weeks, 81 per cent of patients managed to bring their blood pressure under control.Researchers said the system will save stretched health care systems money as well as prevent cardiovascular events and death.Associate Professor of Medicine at America's Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Dr Naomi Fisher, said: "This is a striking result,...

Fitness / 19.01.2019

[ad_1] Cholesterol is a fatty substance vital for the normal functioning of the body, but having excessively high amounts in the blood can cause serious health problems. When there is too much cholesterol in the blood, it can clog up the major blood vessels supplying the heart. This leads to a condition called coronary heart disease, which is the leading cause of heart attacks. Heart attacks can happen when deposits of cholesterol in the blood vessels burst, causing a blood clot to develop.The blood clot may then block...