stress and hypertension

Deficiency of Stress Resilience in Late Adolescence Linked To Increased Risk of Hypertension in Adulthood

Deficiency of Stress Resilience in Late Adolescence Linked To Increased Risk of Hypertension in Adulthood

A new study published in the journal Heart indicates that men with low stress resilience during youth are prone to approximately 40% increase in the risk of developing hypertension in later life. Of note, the combination of low stress resilience and high body mass index (BMI) triples the hypertension risk. High blood pressure is a […]

Psychological Distress Is Dose-Dependently Related to Increased Mortality

Psychological Distress Is Dose-Dependently Related to Increased Mortality

A recent study published in the 2012 July issue of the British Medical Journal is probably the largest so far to show that a dose-response association exists between psychological distress and major causes of mortality across the full range of distress. Psychological stress has been linked to the development and progression of several common human […]

Inflammation Causing Hypertension: A New Concept Reviewed

Inflammation Causing Hypertension: A New Concept Reviewed

In a recent review article David Harrison and colleagues from the Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, summarize recent animal and human studies suggesting that inflammation and adaptive immunity responses are implicated in the pathogenesis of hypertension. As stated by the authors, quote: “A prominent pathology textbook used in the United States includes an […]