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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

Tips to choose the right Blood Pressure Machine

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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 have 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 moreTips to choose the right Blood Pressure Machine

How to take medicines during Ramadan fasting?

All over the world, followers of Islam religion fast from dawn to dusk for one whole month. Typically persons who regularly fast, skip their medicines or adjust the dose without consulting their doctors. This can lead to many preventable health complications. Below is a video in which I go through some of the key health … Read moreHow to take medicines during Ramadan fasting?

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

Omron 10 Series Blood Pressure Monitor with Bluetooth Connectivity Reviewed

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Hypertension or high blood pressure has become a very common disease nowadays. There would be at least one person in every house who is suffering from this disease. The major reasons for the rapid rise in the number of persons having high blood pressure is the modern lifestyle and unhealthy food habits. Hypertension by itself … Read moreOmron 10 Series Blood Pressure Monitor with Bluetooth Connectivity Reviewed

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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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