Caffeine Elevates Blood Pressure
Maria Teresa Ambrosini, BS, PharmD, BCPS
Article Type: Commentary | First Published: March 31, 2022
Caffeine is known to increase blood pressure, and it is recommended that there be a 30 minute waiting period between drinking caffeinated beverages, eating a meal, or exercise before taking a blood pressure reading. Daily consumption of coffee, either regular or espresso, or other caffeinated beverages before a reading results in elevated blood pressure. Caffeine is widely distributed throughout the body and it is water and fat soluble. It has an elimination half life of 5 hours, which is longer...
Effects of a Four-Week Isometric Exercise Training on Blood Pressure of Hypertensive Stroke Survivors in a Tertiary Health Institution
Obaseki Chigozie Okwudili, Adodo M Samuel, Ede Stephen Sunday and Elvis I Agbonlahor
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 13, 2022
Little is known about the potency of isometric exercise for blood pressure control among hypertensive stroke survivors (HSS). Meanwhile, the isometric exercise regimen stands to be a preferable intervention for at-risk subjects even at acute phases as it could be carried out at a resting position compared to aerobic and resistance exercise regimens. This study investigated the acute effect of isometric exercise training protocol on blood pressure of hypertensive stroke survivors in the Universit...