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Diabetic Neuropathies

What are diabetic neuropathies? Diabetic neuropathies are a family of nerve disorders caused by diabetes. People with diabetes can, over time, develop nerve damage throughout the body. Some people with nerve damage have no symptoms. Others may have symptoms such as pain, tingling, or numbness -loss of feeling- in the hands, arms, feet, and legs...


Why Blood Pressure Matters

Yes, uncontrolled high blood pressure (HBP) can injure or kill you. It’s sometimes called “the silent killer” because HBP has no symptoms, so you may not be aware that it’s damaging your arteries, heart and other organs. Possible health consequences that can happen over time when high blood pressure is left untreated include: Damage to..


Arterial blood gas analysis

In humans the respiratory system and the circulatory system work hand in hand to supply the cells with oxygen and dispose of carbon dioxide. The gas exchange takes place in the lungs following a concentration gradient. O2 is taken up via the alveoli as its partial pressure in the venous blood is lower than in..


WHO: New guideline for the uptake of sugar

The recommended sugar intake will stay at below 10% of total calorie intake a day, with 5% the target, says the WHO. A systematic review of studies in humans was conducted to update evidence on the association between the amount of sugars intake and dental caries and on the effect of restricting sugars intake to..


Understanding Blood Pressure Readings

Blood pressure is typically recorded as two numbers, written as a ratio like this: Systolic The top number, which is also the higher of the two numbers, measures the pressure in the arteries when the heart beats (when the heart muscle contracts). Diastolic The bottom number, which is also the lower of the two numbers,..


What is High Blood Pressure?

High blood pressure, also known as HBP or hypertension, is a widely misunderstood medical condition. Some people think that those with hypertension are tense, nervous or hyperactive, but hypertension has nothing to do with personality traits. The truth is, you can be a calm, relaxed person and still have HBP.   Read more: American Heart..