Monthly Archives: September 2017

What is Alabama Rot

CRGV ulcerIf you like taking your dog/s for long walks in the forest and countryside or off the beaten track, you may be worried and surprised to learn that there is a very serious disease that dogs are contracting from walking out in country areas.  The inference is that muddy and boggy areas could be harbouring this disease.

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Blood Pressure : what drugs are you on? Conclusion

drugsThis is the conclusion of a 4 part article on blood pressure : what drugs are you on?  Renin Inhibitors is the last BP drug to discuss.  Click here if you want to catch up on: Part 1 for Diuretics, Part 2 for CCBs & ACEIs and Part 3 for ARBs and Beta Blockers. Continue reading Blood Pressure : what drugs are you on? Conclusion

Blood Pressure : what drugs are you on? Part 2

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This is Part 2 of Blood Pressure : what drugs are you on?  Suffice to say, the list of drugs for high blood pressure is extensive so I am just covering what I consider to be the most commonly prescribed.

In part one of this article, diuretics were described along with their extensive side effects. The next most common BP drugs would be CCBs (calcium channel blockers) and ACEIs (angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors) which we will look at in this part.  But first, another story from Dr Carolyn Dean. Continue reading Blood Pressure : what drugs are you on? Part 2