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Is Your Blood Pressure High?

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ShareHypertension has few symptoms until it has started to cause damage. Hypertension (HT) affects one in four adults and once we reach 75, over two-thirds of us. It’s diagnosed when your blood pressure is consistently 140/90 mmHg or higher (the figures reflect arterial pressure during/ between heartbeats and ideally should be around 120/80 mmHg). Sudden blood pressure rises can occur in …

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Famous Diabetics: Rich and Enduring a Life Unfulfilled

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Share http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/j-jayalalithaa-jayalalitha-dead-aiadmk-apollo-ecmo-diabetes-cardiac-arrest/1/829240.html An important lady and a famous diabetic died in India recently. She was only 68. Beautiful, clever, powerful and rich, but even the best medicines in the world could not rescue her. A sad ending to an amazing story of someone who was loved by millions of people. Details of her health were not publicly known until their mention …

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Impotency and the Waist Line

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ShareUntil recently, a man unable to develop or sustain an erection sufficient for penetrative sexual intercourse has been referred to as ‘impotent’. This term, however, has negative connotations which imply a general loss of prowess in other domains of mental and physical function. Although the problem is most commonly the result of isolated malfunction of penile erection, diminished or absent …

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The Pathophysiology of Type 2 Diabetes and Insulin Resistance

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ShareThe prevalence of Type 2 diabetes increases with age. It is present in 1–2% of those aged 20–40 years but this rises to nearly 20% of those aged over 60 years. Type 2 diabetes is also linked strongly to obesity. The increased prevalence relates principally to decreased levels of physical activity and increased consumption of calorie-dense food. The risk of …

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Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

ShareA good balance of pressure and sugar will help you combat diabetes very easily. For an individual suffering from diabetes, it is as important to maintain normal blood pressure as it is to maintain blood sugar levels as this goes a long way in helping prevent diabetic complications which might even be fatal. People suffering from diabetes are more likely …

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