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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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Prevention is Cheaper than Cure – Winter Bugs

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Share Forge an Alliance with Your Diabetes Stop Those Winter Bugs! We can’t avoid them all, but simple remedies can relieve the misery. Most winter bugs are viral, so antibiotics won’t touch them, but knowing how/when to self treat will make us feel better more quickly. Check with a pharmacist first if you take prescribed medication or have medical problems heart, …

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Diabetes is NOT the leading cause of major complications

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Share Diabetes does not mean complications. When I heard “diabetes is not the leading cause of blindness, kidney disease, or losing a limb,” my life swerved. Ever since my diagnosis thirty years earlier, I lived in fear. Would my diabetes complications change my fate? Hearing these new words, I felt elated. Like a huge weight had been lifted off my …

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