Archive for September, 2012

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Pregnancy Induced Hypertension

Pregnancy Induced Hypertension

September 1, 2012 | No Comments

There are different types of blood pressure, which affect pregnant women and it is essential that they are examined by a doctor and treatment given accordingly. The three main types of blood pressure during pregnancy are chronic hypertension in which the blood pressure increases before the 20th week of pregnancy or it is present even […]

Malignant Hypertension

Malignant Hypertension

September 1, 2012 | No Comments

 When a person suffers a very high blood pressure that comes quickly and abruptly, this is referred to as malignant hypertension.  During this form of blood pressure, the lower readings which show diastolic pressure are high from the normal range. A patient with malignant hypertension will record a diastolic reading of 130 mmHg way above […]

Essential Hypertension

Essential Hypertension

September 1, 2012 | No Comments

Definition of Essential Hypertension In definition, essential, primary or idiopathic hypertension is a blood pressure in which secondary causes such as renovascular disease and renal failure are not present. Although it has been examined that there is no known or identifiable cause for essential hypertension, this is partially true because there is some credible information, […]

Hypertension - Signs, Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Risk Factors, Treatment

Hypertension – Signs, Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Risk Factors, Treatment

September 1, 2012 | No Comments

When blood pressure builds up within the arteries, this can result to health complications such as heart attack. Hypertension is a condition in which the force of the blood that is exerted against the walls of arteries is high to cause other problems. The amount of blood that is pumped by the heart as well […]

Pulmonary Hypertension - Symptoms, Treatment, Causes, Prognosis, Life Expectancy

Pulmonary Hypertension – Symptoms, Treatment, Causes, Prognosis, Life Expectancy

September 1, 2012 | No Comments

What is Pulmonary Hypertension ? When tiny arteries that are found in your lungs also called pulmonary arteries, begin to narrow and constrict resulting to blockage, this can causes a condition known as pulmonary hypertension. The narrowing and blockage or destruction may also entail small blood vessels called the capillaries. Therefore, pulmonary hypertension is a […]