Are you due to visit your doctor. For whatever reason you decide to see a medic, there are some useful things you can do to make sure your visit is worthwhile and helpful and hopefully will aid relief or even cure your symptoms. But you don’t want to get ‘hooked up’ in the medical merry-go-round, for the rest of your life, not if you can help it. Continue reading Top 10 Things To Do… to survive a visit to the doctor
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Blood Pressure : what drugs are you on? Conclusion
This 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 3
In Part 3 of Blood Pressure: what drugs are you on, ARBs (angiotensin II receptor blockers) and beta blockers will be looked at. Have a look at Part 1 for Diuretics and Part 2 for CCBs and ACEIs
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Blood Pressure : what drugs are you on? Part 2
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
Pregnancy Health Info – Part 2
What exactly is preeclampsia?
Carrying on from part 1 of pregnancy health info, I want to explain what preeclampsia is and how to avoid it. Preeclampsia is also known as toxaemia and only affects pregnant women. Those who have suffered it before are more prone to the condition with subsequent pregnancies.
Preeclampsia occurs in 7% of all pregnancies around the world and is one of the major causes of maternal deaths. 10 million women worldwide contract preeclampsia (often referred to as pregnancy-induced hypertension) each year. The yearly maternal death rate from this illness is 76,000. Also there are approximately 500,000 infant deaths per year because of this condition. Continue reading Pregnancy Health Info – Part 2