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Soon a vaccine against hypertension?

Jul 9, 2015 / by admin

More than a third of French over 35 years suffer from hypertension, more than 10 million people. Will they soon replace their medication with a vaccine? It is under consideration.

Source: www.santemagazine.fr


Santé sur le Net– Health on the Net-decrypted your health. Hypertension corresponds to excessive blood pressure on the arterial walls. The diagnosis of hypertension is diagnosed when systolic blood pressure is above 140 mmHg or when diastolic blood pressure above 90 mm Hg. Too much salt, alcohol, a diet low in fruits and vegetables, overweight, smoking are risk factors for hypertension.


The advances in research could lead to the development of a vaccine against hypertension; a team of Japanese researchers working in this direction, and they have already successfully protected mice from hypertension for a period of six months. The road will be long by the development of a vaccine in humans, but this prospect could be a revolution in the treatment of hypertension.


Heatwave: attention to interactions with some drugs

Jul 6, 2015 / by admin


Certain medications can worsen the effects of the heat wave.


Source: sante.lefigaro.fr

Santé sur le NetHealth on the Net-decrypted your health. The heat wave is hard to bear for the organization: lack of sleep, fatigue, dehydration, heat stroke ... People under medication must redouble their attention, especially because certain classes of drugs can increase the effects of high temperatures . In particular, people treated for high blood pressure with diuretics imperative drink regularly to fight against water loss caused by diuretics and heat, it concerns a large number of elderly.


Heatwave: attention to interactions with some drugs

Keywords: heat, drugs

By Anne Prigent - the 30/06/2015


Certain medications can worsen the effects of the heat wave.


Medicines and hot weather do not mix. Require excessive heat from the body an adaptation effort that can prove challenging for the most vulnerable: the elderly, infants, people with cardiovascular disease, neuropsychiatric ... Or taking certain drugs will disrupt this mechanism of adaptation. "This is the case of diuretics. By increasing urine output, they will worsen dehydration but also alter renal function, resulting in a risk of overdose of other medications, "warns Professor Christian Jeandel, geriatrician and head of department at the University Hospital of Montpellier. Indicated in hypertension or heart failure, diuretics are widely prescribed for older. In nursing homes, one in three people taking diuretics. To counteract their effects, the only solution is to hydrate. "That is to say drink at least 2 liters of water a day and pass water on the body parts discovered," says Professor Claude Jeandel. "We must also be wary of some products that will add to dehydration. This is the case of alcohol and caffeine, "outbid Professor François Chast, Head of clinical pharmacy service hospital group Cochin-Hôtel Dieu.


Other drugs may prevent the body eliminate internal heat. This is the case particularly neuroleptics, which can disrupt the central thermostat of the body and cause an increase in temperature. "Also note with drugs that will reduce sweating, whose role is to regulate our body temperature. This is the case of certain antihistamines, antimigraine of "complete Pr François Chast.


In addition, in case of dehydration, certain medications, among the most common, can be toxic to the kidney. This is the case of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, including aspirin. Therefore in case of unusual pain or fever, the National Drug Safety Agency (ANSM) advises to take. This is also the case of certain antibiotics, antidiabetic and antihypertensive agents. The list of drugs is risky long is varied. This is why self-medication, even with non-prescription drugs, should be avoided as long as the heat wave. Moreover, it is prudent to turn to their doctor or pharmacist about what to do with its usual treatments. Decide to discontinue a medication without medical advice is not particularly good idea. "Going without treatment against migraine is without risk, but that is not the case with antihypertensive treatment," says the PrChast.


Last advice, most drugs withstand high heat, but better not to leave them in hot places like the back shelf of a car.




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The control of blood pressure


In people with diabetes, blood pressure should be below 130/80 mm Hg.


High blood pressure, also called "high pressure", is present in the majority of people with type 2 diabetes and in much of type 1 diabetes.

Most often, high blood pressure is not accompanied by any symptoms; hence the importance of screening tests regularly.



High blood pressure is a time bomb. By causing premature aging of all the blood vessels in your body, it is a contributing factor to many complications of diabetes.


It promotes atherosclerosis (fat deposits in the inner lining of the arteries) and can lead to an infarction (heart attack), stroke (cerebral thrombosis or stroke) or heart or kidney failure (nephropathy).


The measurement and control of blood pressure


In people with diabetes, blood pressure should be below 130/80 mmHg Measuring blood pressure consists of two numbers.:

• The biggest number is the systolic pressure (the pressure that is exerted on the walls of blood vessels during heart beat)

• The smallest number is the diastolic pressure (the pressure that is exerted on the walls of blood vessels between heartbeats)




In some cases, changes in lifestyle are sufficient to maintain blood pressure within acceptable values, for example:


• Adopt a healthy diet (DASH diet)

• Reduce sodium intake

• Consume alcohol in moderation

• Be active every day

• Maintain a healthy weight or target

• Taking your medication as prescribed

• Stop smoking

• Adopt a healthy stress management


In other circumstances, the prescription of antihypertensive medication will be necessary, but it should not substitute for adequate food or to an active life.


The importance of maintaining a healthy weight


People who are overweight are twice as often high blood pressure than those with a healthy weight. If excess fat is located in the abdomen, you are more at risk of developing high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease if it fits around axes and thighs.


Research shows that weight loss of 5 to 10% of initial weight (4 kg or 10 lb) can cause a decrease in blood pressure, and also a reduced need for antihypertensive drugs, although healthy weight is not reached. This can be a source of additional motivation to undertake a weight management approach, if it threatens your health.


Research and Writing: Amélie Roy-Fleming DtP. EAD and Julie St-Jean DtP.


Scientific review: Nurse Louise Tremblay, M.Ed.


June 2014