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ISLAMABAD: Micro-organisms residing in the gut (microbiota) may play a role in the development of high blood pressure, suggests new research.
This finding is “further evidence for the continued study of the microbiota in the development of hypertension in humans and supports a potential role for probiotics as a treatment for hypertension,” said the researchers. “Manipulation of the gut microbiota may represent an innovative treatment for hypertension,” said the study published in the journal Physiological Genomics. For the study, James Nelson from Baylor College of Medicine in the US and his colleagues studied two sets of rats — one group with high blood pressure (“hypertensive”) and one with normal blood pressure.
The research team removed a portion of the biological material from the large intestine of each group. All animals were then given antibiotics for 10 days to reduce their natural microbiota. After the course of antibiotics, the researchers transplanted hypertensive microbiota to normal blood pressure rats and normal microbiota to the hypertensive group. The researchers found that the group treated with hypertensive microbiota developed elevated blood pressure.Capillary: These are small vessels that connect arterioles and venules. These microvessels are the sites for gas and nutrient exchange between cells. ( oxygen from oxygen-rich blood are diffused across capillaries into the cells of the body, similarly, carbon dioxide from cells are released across the capillaries, to be transported back to the heart via the venules)Living with hypertension is very dangerous, as it can damage the arteries and veins, eyes, and above all, the heart, greatly increasing your risk of heart attack or stroke.Mohan Garikiparithi got his degree in medicine from Osmania University (University of Health Sciences). He practiced clinical medicine for over a decade before he shifted his focus to the field of health communications. During his active practice he served as the head of the Dept. of Microbiology in a diagnostic centre in India. On a three-year communications program in Germany, Mohan developed a keen interest in German Medicine (Homoeopathy), and other alternative systems of medicine. He now advocates treating different medical conditions without the use of traditional drugs. An ardent squash player, Mohan believes in the importance of fitness and wellness.In late July, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned consumers that several pharmaceutical companies have initiated recalls of the popular blood pressure drug valsartan after discovering that the medication is contaminated with a potentially carcinogenic chemical Valsartan is the generic name for Diovan, a drug used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and to lower the risk of complications like stroke after a heart attack. The drug is widely used-in 2010, global Diovan sales topped $6 billion. It was discovered that valsartan products manufactured by the Chinese firm Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals contained an impurity known as NDMA (N-nitrosodimethylamine), a chemical suspected to cause cancer in the U.S. (in Europe, it is accepted that NDMA is carcinogenic). NDMA is also toxic to the liver, and there have been several incidents in which it has been used intentionally to poison someone. Once the contamination was discovered, the distributors Major Pharmaceuticals, Solco Healthcare LLC, and Actavis LLC all began voluntary recalls of impacted valsartan products. The recalls include products distributed to individual consumers as well as others that are only administered by healthcare professionals in a healthcare facility.

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