Blood Pressure

The macula in the eye renders a clear central vision.  Macular Degeneration is a serious medical condition that usually affects the elderly. It results in a loss of vision in the center of the visual field(the macula) because of the damage to the retina and causes the breakdown of the macula located in the retina. […]

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Kidneys are our body’s tireless waste removers. Healthy human kidneys purify the body by removing waste, toxins and excess fluid from the blood. They aid in controlling the blood pressure, strengthening the bones, maintaining the electrolysis balance, producing red blood cells in the body and keeping body chemicals in balance. A properly functioning kidney helps […]

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Human beings require calcium for signal and muscle contradiction and to build and maintain skeletons. Aging, even in the healthy elderly, reduces muscle mass and muscle strength leading to a functional impairment. It is important in a number of physiologic processes, including calcium absorption, innate and adaptive immunity and homeostasis of a number of organs. The […]

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For a child or a young adult, falling down may seem like a benign event with a bruised body part. But when an older adult falls it is a trauma that they have to go through, owing to their fragile bones and weak muscles. September 22-26 is regarded as a National Fall Prevention Awareness Week […]

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Rise in blood pressure in the elderly has traditionally been regarded as a normal part of aging, but lately it is perceived as a condition of serious illness and morbidity that can potentially lead to myocardial infarction. More than half of the elderly population is susceptible to hypertension with the blood pressure reading of 140/90 […]

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The ease that we get in our modern workdays is due to the technological and electronic advancements. Most of us spend more time sitting in front of a computer screen, lying on the couch watching TV or engage in other leisurely pursuits.  As such most of our activities do not require any effort but they […]

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Blood pressure is the force by which the blood pumped through our heart reaches the network of arteries, veins and capillaries against the arterial walls. The pressure also depends on how tight the small arteries or arterioles are. Arterioles regulate the blood flow throughout our bodies. If these arterioles are narrower the pressure inside the […]

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The month of May is regarded as the National High Blood Pressure Month in the US. Several medical groups, healthcare set-ups and other agencies try to raise awareness, educate and engage people across the nation about the ill-effects of high blood pressure leading to coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure and several other […]

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According to the US doctors, thousands of adults unnecessarily take tablets for high blood pressure that can trigger other health issues. But does it lead to more falls, especially in the elderly?  Usually falling down and the injuries associated seem trivial and benign part of our lives’, but can turn into daunting and life-threatening situations […]

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