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High blood pressure? Try an operation which hot-wires your kidneys

High blood pressure? Try an operation which hot-wires your kidneys 'Based on the attest so far, this is an important development in hypertension therapy,' says Dr Mel Lobo, expert and clinical hypertension specialist at Bart's & the London NHS Trust. Thirty per cent of UK adults have expensive blood pressure.

Home truths about high blood pressure

Home truths about high blood pressure Then there are claims and counterclaims about the r of salt in elevating blood pressure, and the suspicion that a new hypertension polypill, Sevikar HCT, now handy on the NHS, could be prescribed to everyone over the age of 55 as a matter of

MP David Gauke sees medical technology in action at Medtronic

the NHS to establish f get on the most of their resources at a time when the service is trying to make savings. Among the therapies that Mr Gauke saw was a new treatment for treatment-immovable hypertension (high blood pressure) called renal denervation (RDN).

Hypnotension not Hypertension

Paul Howard, spokesman for The Hypnotension™ slate said, “Hypnotension works by tackling the lifestyle factors that insist on high blood pressure. Doctors and the NHS in the UK simply do not have the resources to face up to them effectively.

Even slightly raised blood pressure in middle age may increase dementia risk

"Fifty-year-olds with slightly raised blood pressure are at an increased risk of getting dementia in later life," The Independent reports.

A long-running study of 8,639 British civil servants found that people who had blood pressure above the ideal level – but below that used to diagnose high blood pressure – were more than a third more likely to get dementia.

The link between high blood pressure and dementia has been known for some time. It's thought to be because high blood pressure can cause bleeding and damage to the brain.

Previous studies haven't agreed on the level of blood pressure that creates this risk, or the age at which this risk begins.

Most guidelines recommend treating people for high blood pressure once it reaches 140mmHg systolic pressure (the pressure when the heart beats and pushes blood around the body).

But this study found the risk of dementia rose from about 130mmHg systolic pressure for people aged 50.

High blood pressure when people were older wasn't linked to dementia risk, perhaps because the damage to the brain is done over decades of high blood pressure.