Now along with hot stars of movies and salt, new research has led to find another new culprit for hypertension: the use of smartphone.

Evidence has been reported by Italian researchers that by only answering to a phone call could significantly increase the blood pressure.

In the presentation made on a meeting related to science of American Society of Hypertension in the city of San Francisco in this week, investigators said that their examination of one volunteers’ group found that talking on the mobile phones continuously could raise readings of blood pressure significantly, from about 121/77 to the increased figures of 129/82, for doubtful reasons.

In a hospital at Piacenza in Italy, head of hypertension unit, Giuseppe Crippa said that cellular phone is used in our daily life a lot and often it serves as an essential means of communication for social relations and business. He knows that everyone now is aware that radio-frequency field produced by the mobile phones doesn’t affect the blood pressure; also it doesn’t increase blood pressure among those who are undergoing hypertension. But he is not positive about effect of noise created by ringing of phone and of intrusion posed by a phone conversation unscheduled in our daily lives. His study shows that the blood pressure, specifically systolic one, increases quickly in such situation.

It is also noted by Dr. Crippa that rise in blood pressure happened to be less drastic for those patients used to taking thirty phone calls in a day, especially those who don’t like to miss on an opportunity by not attending or making calls. He further said that there is a subset of such patients who are younger and accustomed to much phone use and that could show younger people to be less prone of being disturbed by any telephone intrusions.

The researchers also noted that one out of every 3 Americans suffer from increased blood pressure. Also, approximately 87 % of the residents of U.S. have mobile phone.

Some other research that was presented at this conference showed yoga could significantly help in lowering blood pressure. Pennsylvania University investigators found that people who practice yoga twice or thrice a week can lower the blood pressure with an average 3 points for diastolic as well as systolic blood pressure, about 133/80 to around 130/77.

One more study by the scientists from the University of Sao Paolo in Brazil, determined that hypertensive individuals do prefer more level of salt in food compared to people without having any increased blood pressure. Though, this study also revealed that using seasonings other than salt in the food could diminish salt preference.

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