HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE-PREVENTING THIS SILENT DISEASE

High blood pressure is the most prevalent chronic or lifestyle disease in India which is increasing rapidly among the urban and rural population..Quantification of the absolute burden and awareness about hypertension in India is critical as it is the leading modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Overall prevalence of HTN in India is approximately 30%. One third of urban adult Indians and close to one fourth of rural adult Indians are hypertensive. Among the general public , only one in fourth in the rural population are even aware that they have hypertension

Syndrome X (Insulin Resistance) – Is It Killing You?

Americans are infatuated with a high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet, although in truth, most Americans eat a high-carbohydrate and high-fat diet. Over the years, our diet has taken its toll, and many of us have become less and less sensitive to our insulin as a result. Insulin is basically a storage hormone that drives sugar into the cell to be utilized or stored as fat. The body desires to control our blood sugars. Therefore, when the body becomes less sensitive to its own insulin, it compensates by making more insulin. In other…

How to Detect and Treat Hypertension

Hypertension is one of the most common risk factors for Cardio Cerebrovascular Disease (CAD) . The prevalence is higher in the elderly, obese people and diabetics. Systolic Blood Pressure (SBP) continues to rise throughout the life due to progressive stiffening of arterial wall while Diastolic Blood Pressure (DBP) may start decreasing after 50 years of age, say experts. High SBP is a major risk factor in older people for cardiovascular events and renal dysfunction. Physical examination- The body mass index of patients should be measured for proper weight management. Waist…