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Ortistat is a diet supplement used by overweight people to lose weight and to prevent the regaining of weight once it has been taken off. The intestine blocks fat which works against you making you gain weight. It is important that you take the medication as directed. Your doctor may ...
Various authorities throughout the world have recommended the use and application of self measurement of the blood pressure. World organizations such as WHO , ISH and even ESH are a few among the so many others.
For readings above the cut-off point repeatedly on different days, the patient must see a doctor for advice. They are not permitted to diagnose hypertension or treat themselves, but can only recognize abnormal level and seek medical help.
Recently, herbal remedies have become popular. They may have other benefits, but unfortunately, there is no evidence that such supplements help control hypertension. The dangers of relying in unproven “nutritional supplements” are that it may inappropriately delay or prevent the u...
The treatment of cardiovascular ailments significantly dwells on combined drug therapy. When applying this some steps should be considered greatly which are: drug initiation, stabilization and follow up.
There is a general agreement on the principles governing the use of antihypertensive drugs to lower BP independent of the choice of particular drugs.
Hypertension requires treatment and supervision by a medical doctor. Things to put into major considerations are: the goal of treatment, clinical evaluation, minimum routine investigations and cardiovascular risks.
At the early stages of kidney disease, you may not feel sick at all. First signs may be frequent headaches, feeling tired or itchy all over the body. Worsening of the disease may present with: urinating more often or less often, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, swelling of hands...
The kidneys are sophisticated units that process blood to filter out waste products and extra water. The waste and extra water becomes urine, which flows to the bladder through tubes called ureters. It is stored in the bladder until urination occurs. The wastes in the blood come from ...
Heart failure occurs when the heart loses its ability to pump enough blood through the body. Heart failure does not mean that your heart has stopped working or that you are having a heart attack. Rather, heart failure usually develops slowly, often over the years as the heart graduall...
Angina (or angina pectoris) is a type of chest pain. The pain occurs when there is not enough blood flow to the heart muscle. The narrowing is usually caused by hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis). Angina is a symptom of coronary artery disease.
They tend to appear suddenly and may include: Numbness, weakness or lack of movement (paralysis) in the face, an arm or a leg, especially on only one side of the body. Other symptoms include difficulty in seeing in one or both eyes, confusion and difficulty in speaking or understandin...
Undiscovered, untreated or badly managed hypertension can affect various organs in the body resulting to complications in the brain, heart, kidney, eyes, arteries and even sudden death.
Hypertension usually has no symptoms. It is truly a “silent killer”. Most people with hypertension feel fine and can only be discovered during routine check when the blood pressure is measured.
Hypertension is blood pressure measurements that are persistently higher than normal. It means BP readings that are 140 mm Hg systolic or greater and or 90 mm Hg diastolic or greater. In short, it is expressed as greater than or equal to 140/90 mm Hg. Hypertension is a deadly silent e...
Everyone’s BP is immensely variable and may take some days or weeks of repeated measurement to make sure the final figures are truly representative values, particularly if the initial finding is only slightly above normal. Considerable variability occurs from moment to moment with r...
Blood pressure (BP) is the measurement of the force produced on the blood vessel walls as the blood flows from the heart through the body. It reflects the strength of the heart’s ability to pump blood throughout the body, as well as the width an flexibility of the blood vessels. It ...
The heart is the hardest working muscle in the human body. It is located almost in the center but closer to the left side of the chest. The cardiovascular system is composed of the heart and blood vessels. It is responsible for circulating blood throughout the body though the rhythmic...
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