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Is Your Blood Pressure High?

Hypertension

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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The Pathophysiology of Type 2 Diabetes and Insulin Resistance

insulin resistance

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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