IT'S important to keep an eye on your blood pressure. If you want to keep track of how your blood's pumping... here's all you need to know. What is the average blood pressure for men and women? The average blood pressure differs depending on your age. 1 - 12 months 90/60 1 - 5 years 95/65 6 - 13 years 105/70 14 - 19 years 117/77 20 - 24 years 120/79 25 - 29 years 121/80 30 - 34 years 122/81 35 - 39 years 123/82 40 - 44 years 125/83 45 - 49 years 127/84 50 - 54 years 129/85 55 - 59 years 131/86 60 - 64 years 134/87 What is a normal blood pressure reading? The ideal blood pressure should be below 120 and over 80 (120/80) and most UK adults have blood pressure in the range 120 over 80 (120/80) to 140 over 90 (140/90). The higher number is the systolic pressure, which is the force at which your heart pumps blood around your body, and the lower number is the diastolic pressure, the resistance to the blood flow in the blood vessels. You can request a blood pressure reading at your local GP … [Read more...] about This is the average blood pressure for men and women by age – plus what’s a normal reading and how to self-monitor at home
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HIGH blood pressure, or hypertension, is a major cause of health problems in Britain. So what is normal blood pressure, and what causes high blood pressure? By Ariane Sohrabi-Shiraz / Published 16th May 2018 Tomorrow is World Hypertension Day, which aims to make the public aware of the dangers associated with hypertension, also known as high blood pressure.According to the NHS, high blood pressure affects more than 25% of adults in the UK.High blood pressure can cause health problems such as strokes, heart attacks, kidney disease, and can also lead to the onset of dementia. Research released by Braun found only two thirds of adults surveyed get their blood pressure checked through routine GP appointments. A shocking 7% never get it checked at all.Dr Achim Max Brenske, physician and medical expert, said: “Hypertension, or high blood pressure, can affect everyone.“It doesn’t really show itself with symptoms, but if left untreated can … [Read more...] about High blood pressure: What is normal blood pressure? What causes high blood pressure?
Hundreds of paramedics are to be given the power to write prescriptions in a bid to cut hospital and GP visits and ensure patients get the right care more quickly. Around 750 staff in the UK are thought to be eligible for additional training to become certified prescribers after an amendment to legislation comes into effect on Sunday 1 April. The change to the Human Medicines Regulations marks a seven year push by paramedic leaders who say it will allow them to support GPs and free up time for more complex patients. “This amendment allows advanced paramedics to do an independent prescribing course where they can prescribe any medication licensed for use in the UK as long as it’s within their scope of practice,” Martin Berry, a registered paramedic and trustee of the College of Paramedics, told The Independent. Read more Paramedics attacked by member of public 'for parking next to car' Six-year-old girl dies after paramedics dismiss symptoms as common flu Paramedics … [Read more...] about Paramedics given power to issue prescriptions amid growing pressures on GP services
A natural dietary supplement that may mimic the health benefits seen by people who regularly undergo calorie-restricted diets, has been reported by scientists/ Regular fasting and cutting calories by around a third, has been demonstrated to have health benefits. In some cases it has been observed as a way to naturally extend lifespan. This longevity boost has been attributed to the suite of changes the body implements, such as slowing down the metabolism, when it recognises that food is scarce. Read more Increasing number of young people contracting ‘old-age’ conditions Busy people have improved cognitive function in old age, study says Key symptom of old age reversed ‘surprisingly easily’, study finds Now a dietary supplement, a substance called nicotinamide riboside (NR), a building block for vitamin B3, has shown early signs that it can have similar effects without having to go to the brink of starvation. Researchers from … [Read more...] about Supplement may lower blood pressure, improve vascular health and could even slow aging, claims study
PEOPLE with high blood pressure could be at a lower risk of developing dementia, a study found.Researchers say high blood pressure may protect elderly patients against conditions such as Alzheimer’s Disease.The findings are surprising as high blood pressure - also known as hypertension - is normally associated with poor health, including a greater risk of heart attacks and stroke.But researchers at the University of California, Irvine, discovered patients who develop hypertension between 80 and 89-years-old are 42 per cent less likely to get dementia.Those who develop high blood pressure at the age of 90-years-old were at an even lower risk - they were 63 per cent less likely to suffer from dementia.Professor Maria Corrada, an epidemiologist at the University of California who led the research, said it was unclear why heightened blood pressure had this affect.She said: “This relationship had not yet been examined in groups of older people in their 80s or 90s.“Before … [Read more...] about People with higher blood pressure are at much lower risk of developing dementia, scientists say