Increased Hypertension Risk in people with history of allerg
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This study used 2012 data from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), which is a cross-sectional survey of the United States population. The allergic group included adults with at least one allergic disorder, including asthma, respiratory allergy, digestive allergy, skin allergy and other allergy. Overall, the study included 34,417 adults, over half of whom were women and averaged 48.5 years old. The allergic group included 10,045 adults. The researchers adjusted for age, sex, race, smoking, alcohol drinking and body mass index; they also examined subgroups stratified by demographic factors.

The researchers found a history of allergic disorders was associated with increased risk of developing high blood pressure and coronary heart disease. In further analyses, individuals with a history of allergic disorders between ages 18 and 57 had a higher risk of high blood pressure. A higher risk of coronary heart disease was seen in study participants who were between ages 39-57, male and Black/African American. Asthma contributed most to the risk of high blood pressure and coronary heart disease.

Source: https://www.acc.org/About-ACC/Press-Releases/2022/04/11/13/40/History-of-Allergies-May-Be-Associated-with-Increased-Risk-of-High-Blood-Pressure-Heart-Disease
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