Why Hypertension is Such a Big Deal

Hypertension, also called high blood pressure, is the persistent rise of your blood pressure above 140/90mmHg after subsequent blood pressure check. You are said to have hypertension when blood that travels around your body moves through the blood vessel with more force. If your blood pressure is high, it can rupture and destroy the walls of the blood vessel over time. Hypertension can lead to serious complications and even death if left unattended to. That is why some people refer to hypertension as ”silent killer” because it does not give…

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PERIPHERAL ARTERY DISEASE: what does it mean?

In a previous article published, we spoke about Acute Limb Ischeamia (ALI) as one of the vascular diseases worthy of note in many developing countries. ALI is a condition that reduces flow of blood to the limbs due to the presence of a blood clot. But this condition, in many cases, is secondary to Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). In this article, our aim is to bring to your knowledge the medical condition known as PAD, which is also a vascular emergency. This article should help you understand what is peripheral…

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