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The Latest on Salt & Blood Pressure – Dr. Sam Daya

One in three American adults has high blood pressure. Even more shocking, an estimated five percent of children now have high blood pressure, too — and that number is growing at an alarming rate. What is causing this epidemic? Certainly obesity and lack of exercise, but what about the latest research on the salt connection — is it really bad that for you? In the latest post to HealthConnection.TV, UT Health Northeast heart disease expert Dr. Sam Daya sets the record straight on high blood pressure and how to avoid the risks it brings for heart attack, heart failure, stroke, and chronic kidney disease.

What is high blood pressure? (first question)

What causes high blood pressure? (skip to 0:38)

What are the symptoms of high blood pressure and why is it often called the “silent killer?” (skip to 1:10)

What happens to people who have high blood pressure and either don’t know it or don’t treat it? (skip to 1:40)

How is high blood pressure treated? (skip to 2:17)

The Centers for Disease Control just came out with news about salt as it relates to high blood pressure. Some are now saying that there is no significant benefit to watching salt intake as a means of controlling blood pressure. What does the study actually say? (skip to 2:54)

What is your advice to your patients with high blood pressure and heart disease regarding their salt intake? (skip to 4:34) (EDITOR’S NOTE: In his answer to this question, you will hear Dr. Daya advise a maximum salt intake of 2,000 grams per day. This was an inadvertent slip of the tongue. He intended to advise a maximum daily intake of 2,000 milligrams.)

What about the recent news that people with high blood pressure actually crave salt? (skip to 5:20)

Can children have high blood pressure? How does high blood pressure affect children both short-term and long-term? (skip to 6:22)

For people with high blood pressure, other than medication, what are the most effective steps they can take in lowering their blood pressure? (skip to 7:20)

The Diabetes Links – Dr. David Shafer

Diabetes is a very serious disease in and of itself. But it doesn’t stop there. Ongoing clinical research is revealing that diabetes has causal or complicating links to a range of other serious health problems including the most common cancers, hearing loss, dementia, heart attack and stroke. In the latest post to HealthConnection.TV, the U.T. Health Science Center at Tyler’s Dr. David Shafer answers questions on the diabetes links.

What is diabetes and why does there appear to be links between it and other serious diseases? (first question)

Are the links to other diseases equally attributable to Type I and Type II diabetes? (skip to 1:32)

What is the link between diabetes and heart attack or stroke? (skip to 3:23)

Why do people with diabetes have a greater risk of hearing loss? (skip to 4:18)

What is the connection between diabetes and cancer? (skip to 5:29)

Why would someone with diabetes be more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease or dementia? (skip to 7:03)

What is the link between diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure)? (skip to 9:30)

Are these risks increased irrespective of how well diabetes is managed by the patient? (skip to 10:40)

 

High Blood Pressure – Dr. Patti Olusola

It’s called the silent killer for a reason. Many people who have high blood pressure either don’t know it or don’t treat it and suffer not a single symptom until something catastrophic such as a heart attack or stroke occurs. Dr. Patti Olusola, a Family Medicine Specialist at the University of Texas Health Science Center answers questions regarding diagnosing and treating high blood pressure in this post to Health Connection.TV.

What is high blood pressure? (first question)

What causes high blood pressure? (skip to 0:34)

What are the symptoms of high blood pressure and why is it called the “silent killer?” (skip to 1:02)

What happens to people who have high blood pressure who either don’t know it or don’t treat it? (skip to 1:30)

How is high blood pressure treated? (skip to 2:06)

Are medications for treating high blood pressure well tolerated? (skip to 2:40)

What is the connection between salt and high blood pressure? (skip to 2:53)

What are some of the salty foods that we eat that might surprise us? (skip to 3:24)

Can children have high blood pressure? How does it affect them short and long term? (skip to 4:04)

If one has high blood pressure, how helpful is it to use a blood pressure monitor at home and how accurate are the readings? (skip to 4:59)

If using a blood pressure monitor at home, how frequently should a reading be taken and what time of day is best? (skip to 5:51)

Will there ever be a vaccine for high blood pressure? (skip to 6:38)