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  • Blood Pressure Med Cannot Be Missed

    If you are diagnosed of High Blood Pressure and advised medication, you must take it without missing it, as advised by your doctor. Even if your BP levels are controlled, the medication cannot be discontinued and must be taken for the rest of your life.

    With age, natural changes that occur in your body like blood vessels, heart and hormones impact the blood pressure levels in your body. These changes along with other risk factors (controllable) can lead to complications like stroke, heart attack, heart failure, kidney failure and dementia. Some of the risk factors that are under your control include, body weight, diet and physical activity.

    According to the research when people with drug-controlled high blood pressure eliminate the drug, blood pressure levels normally shoot up. The drugs help keep your blood pressure at healthy levels and prevent any kind of complications.

    If you experience side effects because of the drugs, discuss with your doctor to find ways to address it.

     

    Category: Circulatory System
    18/12/2015 by Dr.
  • Blood Pressure Diagnosis

    Most often people who have had hypertension would not know they had it, unless it was accidently brought to notice. Meaning, hypertension or high blood pressure does not necessarily show up symptoms or signs, nevertheless it affects the body and can cause heart diseases. Therefore, Hypertension is also known as ‘silent disease’.

    Factors prone to hypertension:It is important to monitor your blood pressure regularly, especially if you have a family history of hypertension or if you are under high stress, very emotional, or if your blood pressure has been higher than the normal range.

    Blood pressure measuring: When blood pressure is measured it shows two readings – systolic (max pressure during a heart beat) and diastolic pressure (the lowest pressure between a heart beat). It is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) and is written as systolic over diastolic eg. 120/80 mm Hg. It is considered as High blood pressure, when your measure is 140/90. Anything below 120/80 is considered normal blood pressure. Age also matters in defining high blood pressure. For anyone above 60 years 150/90 is considered hypertension.

    Just before hypertension or pre-hypertension is when the blood pressure reading shows anything in the range of 120 to 139 as systolic and 80 to 89 as diastolic.

    Diagnosis of blood pressure is not confirmed by a single reading, rather it must be monitored twice a day (at the same time) continuously for five days, before starting the treatment or concluding that you have hypertension.

     

    Category: Circulatory System
    25/11/2015 by Dr.
  • Health Benefits of Grapes

    Grape fruit protects arterial walls from hardening and thickening associated with deposits of cholesterol and subsequent calcification.

    Category: Circulatory System
    26/05/2015 by Dr.
  • Seeds that Does Wonders to Health

    Sunflower seeds combat atherosclerosis.

    Category: Circulatory System
    15/05/2015 by Dr.
  • A Fruit for Controlling Blood Pressure

    Pear fruit is an effective blood pressure controller

    Category: Circulatory System
    13/05/2015 by Dr.
  • Harmful foods for the Heart

    Red meats like beef, pork and lamb are harmful for the heart.

    Category: Circulatory System
    11/05/2015 by Dr.
  • Best Foods for Heart

    Red wine

    Oranges

    Almonds

    Lentils

    Kale

    Dark chocolate

    Pomegranates

    Garlic

    Category: Circulatory System
    25/02/2015 by Dr.
  • Tips for Healthy Heart

    Quit smoking

    Maintain weight

    Monitor blood pressure

    Watch your cholesterol

    Control blood sugars

    Physical activity

    Eat healthy diet including fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fish. Decrease sodium (salt) and fat foods.

    Category: Circulatory System
    27/01/2015 by Dr.
  • Blood Donation for Healthy Heart

    Study shows that donating blood regularly lowers the risk of heart attacks and stroke. 

    Category: Circulatory System
    21/01/2015 by Dr.
  • Muscular twitchings

    Muscular twitchings might be due to electrolyte imbalance.

    Category: Circulatory System
    01/11/2014 by Dr.

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