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Why Home Blood Pressure Monitoring is Important

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Hypertension or high blood pressure is fast becoming one of the leading lifestyle diseases in our country. There will be at least one member in your family who is suffering from elevated blood pressure. If you are new to the term “hypertension”, you should definitely read this article which explains the meaning of blood pressure … Read moreWhy Home Blood Pressure Monitoring is Important

Ultimate Buyer’s Guide for Choosing the Best Home Blood Pressure Monitor

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Hypertension or high blood pressure, the notorious non-communicable disease is now a common household name. At our primary health center, I had patients belonging to all the socio-economic groups who are suffering from this disease. Modifying the lifestyle, making the correct dietary changes, reducing the consumption of salt in the diet and strictly taking the anti-hypertensive medicines … Read moreUltimate Buyer’s Guide for Choosing the Best Home Blood Pressure Monitor

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

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Blood in our body flows through two types of blood vessels. The ones that carries the pure, oxygenated blood from the heart to various parts of the body are called “arteries” and the other type which carries the deoxygenated blood back from the different parts of the body to the heart are called the “veins”.
Blood pressure is simply defined as the pressure or force exerted by the flowing blood against the walls of the vessels in which they are carried.
High Blood Pressure or Hypertension is the condition where the pressure exerted by the blood on the blood vessel wall, mainly the arteries is higher than the normal. The sustained rise in blood pressure can lead to many health problems like heart diseases, stroke, kidney diseases etc. Hypertension is fast becoming one of the major causes of Heart Diseases around the world. The risk of developing  other cardiovascular diseases increases greatly in the presence of Hypertension. This condition usually is asymptomatic in the initial years, but it can be easily detected and treated very effectively. The morbidity and mortality associated with hypertension rises if it is left untreated and uncontrolled. In this article, we shall learn the causes, the risk factors, the complications and ways to prevent and treat hypertension.

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Prevent Heart Diseases – World Heart Day Special

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Today, the 29th of September we celebrate the World Heart Day. Everybody becomes extremely cautious when it comes to the matters affecting their heart. That’s because we know how fast a heart-attack can take a man’s life. All of us know that our heart is the main engine of our body. We do not want … Read morePrevent Heart Diseases – World Heart Day Special

How, Why, Where, When & What of Blood Pressure Testing

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Before we answer these questions, it would be a good idea to understand what blood pressure is. Blood pressure is the force with which blood pushes on the sides of your arteries as they are pumped around in your body. It doesn’t mean that blood carried in your veins do not exert any pressure on … Read moreHow, Why, Where, When & What of Blood Pressure Testing

Top 5 Best Stethoscopes

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I’ve been asking my friends and colleagues about their stethoscopes for a while now. After six months of research, I’ve come up with this list of five best stethoscopes that you can buy online. Being the Doctor is about better health and stethoscopes are like the brand ambassador of this blog.  For auscultation of heart, … Read moreTop 5 Best Stethoscopes

Top 5 digital Blood Pressure monitors you can buy in India

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All of us would be aware of the term Hypertension or more commonly known as “high blood pressure”. There would be at least one person in every family who is suffering from this disease. The main reasons behind the rapid rise in the number of persons having high blood pressure are the modern lifestyle and … Read moreTop 5 digital Blood Pressure monitors you can buy in India