Doctor’s Desk:When can I stop taking my anti hypertensive drugs?
Mar20

Doctor’s Desk:When can I stop taking my anti hypertensive drugs?

People often confuse these two words; chronic and severe. Many times people think that whatever is chronic is severe and whatever is severe is chronic. Hypertension is a chronic disease most of the time, especially essential hypertension. This means that the disease will be there permanently and one would have to keep using the medications for a life time. So you cannot stop your anti hypertensive drugs as you wish because...

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Hypertension – high blood pressure essential facts and information
Jan07

Hypertension – high blood pressure essential facts and information

High blood pressure is very common. About 46% of Nigerians above 25 years of age have hypertension, and most of them do not know. Blood pressure is the force of blood against your artery walls as it circulates through your body. It is determined by both the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries. The more blood your heart pumps and the narrower your arteries, the higher your blood...

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