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Coexistent asthma and hypertension- A challenging duo

Around 300 million people worldwide have asthma and around 874 billion adults have a systolic blood pressure of over 140mmHg. Among these numbers, there is a subset of patients who have both these conditions. Studies show that people with asthma […]

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Hypertension and chronic kidney disease

A 59-year-old woman has a history of chronic kidney disease for the past 1 year. During her recent health check-up, her blood pressure was found to be 170/100mmHg. How should the blood pressure for this patient be managed? This is […]

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Diet recommendations for hypertension

Systolic blood pressure of over 115mmHg is apparently the most important predictor of death worldwide. 1.13 million people worldwide have hypertension; the so called ‘Western diet’, which is a high fat high sodium diet, has been one of the most […]

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Chronic hypertension in pregnancy

A 30-year-old woman reports to have conceived. She is 6 weeks into pregnancy. She is known hypertensive and has been taking antihypertensive medications (enalapril 10mg/ day) for past 2 years. On assessment, she has a BP of 135/100mmHg and body […]

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De Novo hypertension

Mr. XYZ, a 30-year-old software engineer has recently undergone a Master health checkup. All his reports seem normal, except his blood pressure which is 150/90mmHg. He is not a smoker but drinks occasionally at parties. With the emerging trend of […]

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Exercise for hypertension

We all know about the benefits of exercise for our health. But, when we get a diagnosis of any health issue like a heart problem or high blood pressure, the first thing that we start doing is- ‘stop moving’. Did […]

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Editorial – February 2020

The prevalence of hypertension has reached epidemic proportions worldwide. It is estimated that around 17 million cardiovascular deaths occur each year, of which hypertension and its complications alone contribute to around 9.4 million deaths. Hypertension is a major health burden […]

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Wearables in Medicine – Revolution in Patient monitoring

Chronic diseases need periodic, preferably continuous monitoring to prolong survival and reduce hospitalization. Patients at every clinic encounter get their functional and physiological data collected. If we are able to collect this data outside the hospital and get this transmitted […]

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Pneumonia and Heart Disease

Today, 12 November is World Pneumonia day. On this occasion to improve awareness amongst public, doctors and more importantly with cardiac patients, this article is written. Pneumonia is a simple problem – Is it really so? We all assume Heart […]