atherosclerosis

Brain aneurysm

Posted on
brain aneurysm

Brain aneurysm A brain aneurysm is an abnormal enlargement of a blood vessel in the brain. Arteries that supply the brain are branched out from the set of arteries that is located at the base of the brain. Those branching sites are the most common locations where brain aneurysms occur. Brain aneurysms can affect anyone, […]

hypertension

Chronic kidney disease

Posted on
chronic kidney disease

Chronic kidney disease Chronic kidney disease (chronic kidney insufficiency / chronic renal failure) is a disorder in which kidneys are losing their function gradually over time. That process usually takes months or years. It can not be reversed, but with early diagnosis, appropriate treatment and some changes in lifestyle, it can slow down or in […]

hypertension

Hypertension in pregnancy

Posted on
hypertension in pregnancy

Epidemiology of hypertension in pregnancy Hypertension in pregnancy is the most common health disorder found in pregnant women, present in approximately 10% of this population. Nearly 8 – 13% of pregnant women in the United States are affected by this condition, and the prevalence is increasing in developing countries. Hypertension in pregnancy represents a major […]

atrial fibrillation

Sleep apnea

Posted on

What is sleep apnea Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that is manifested with short-term interruption of external breathing with preservation of internal breathing, or a pause in breathing that lasts between 3 and 10 seconds. Insufficient attention is given to this disease although it’s not such a rare disorder, as it is estimated that […]

hypertension

The link between hypertension and insomnia

Posted on

The link between hypertension and insomnia was questioned for a long time, as those two conditions are co-related, but first, we need to see what insomnia really is. Insomnia Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder. It involves difficulty in sleep initiation, difficulty in maintaining the sleeping state or falling asleep after an early wake-up. […]

hypertension

Effects of hyperthyroidism on cardiac function

Posted on

Diseases of the thyroid gland can directly modify the normal function of the heart, cause symptoms and lead to serious complications. To understand how they affect the heart, it is important to first understand how the heart works. The heart is a muscle made of cavities whose walls contract and circulate the blood all over […]

hypertension

Effects of nicotine on cardiovascular system

Posted on

It is clearly established that tobacco and nicotine has increased mortality and cardiovascular events (CV), however, the price of smoking is often neglected. Behavioral interventions and stop assisting treatments are effective and do not increase the risk of CV events when used over a specified period. E-cigarettes (or vaporettes) contain potentially cardiotoxic substances but lower […]

hypertension

Retinopathy

Posted on

Retinopathy refers to any damage to the retina of the eyes, which may cause vision impairment. Retinopathy often refers to a retinal vascular disease, or the damage to the vessels of the retina caused by abnormal blood flow. Retinopathy can be broadly categorized into proliferative and non-proliferative types. By examining the retina, the light-sensitive layer […]

hypertension

Essential hypertension

Posted on

Essential hypertension (called idiopathic hypertension or primary hypertension) is the form of hypertension that has no identifiable cause. It is usually familial and is likely to be the consequence of a complex interaction between genetic and environmental factors. The other type of hypertension is secondary hypertension. Secondary hypertension is high blood pressure that has an […]