Air pollutants and High Blood Pressure Linked ;
(NaturalPath) According to one study by the American Heart Association and published in the journal Hypertension, high blood pressure was associated with short-term and long-term exposure to certain air pollutants commonly associated with combustion / burning of fossil fuels, dust and dirt. Therefore, researchers suggest that individuals with high blood pressure should limit their time outdoors when pollution levels are high.
“In our analysis of 17 previously published studies we found a significant risk of developing high blood pressure due to exposure to air pollution,” said lead researcher. “People should limit their exposure on days with high levels of air pollution, especially for people with high blood pressure, even very short-term exposure can aggravate their condition.”
The researchers focused on a few different types of air pollutants. They were sulfur dioxide (SO2) which comes from burning fossil fuels, nitrogen oxide (NOx) which comes from burning fossil fuels in power plants and vehicle exhaust and particulate matter (PM), It found in the air in the dust, dirt, smoke and liquid droplets. The meta-analysis included more than 108,000 patients with hypertension and 220,000 non-hypertensive controls.
Ensure that air pollution does not add to the burden on the body in terms of hypertension is important because it is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke. Therefore, if you have high blood pressure, limit your exposure to these specific air pollutants as it could aggravate their condition.
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