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Basic Information on High Blood Pressure

Basic Information on High Blood Pressure

 High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is usually defined as having a sustained blood pressure of 140/90mmHg or above. Blood pressure is measured in millimetres of mercury, or mmHg (see below for a more detailed explanation).

High blood pressure often causes no symptoms, or immediate problems, but it is a major risk factor for developing a serious cardiovascular disease (conditions that affect the functioning of the heart and the circulation of blood around the body), such as a stroke or heart disease.

The Heart

The heart is a muscle that is designed to constantly pump blood around the body. The heart pumps blood that is low in oxygen towards the lungs, where it receives a fresh supply of oxygen. Once the blood is fully oxygenated, the heart pumps the oxygen-rich blood around the body so that the oxygen can be used by the body’s muscles and cells.

Blood pressure

Two measurements are used to measure blood pressure:

    * Systolic pressure is the measure of blood pressure exerted when your heart beats and forces blood around your body.

    * Diastolic pressure is the measure of blood pressure when your heart is resting in between beats.

Blood pressure is defined as the amount of pressure that is exerted on the artery walls as blood moves through them.

Both the systolic and diastolic pressures are measured in millimetres of mercury (mmHg). The figures are usually represented with the systolic pressure first, followed by the diastolic pressure. Therefore, if your GP says that your blood pressure is ‘120 over 80', or 120/80mmHg, they mean that you have a systolic pressure of 120mmHg and a diastolic pressure of 80mmHg.

If you have high blood pressure, your heart has to work harder to pump blood around your body. Over time, this can weaken it. The increased pressure can also damage the walls of your arteries, resulting in a blockage or causing the artery to split (haemorrhage). Both of these situations can cause a stroke.

How common is high blood pressure?

High blood pressure is a common condition, affecting around one in three adults in England. It is estimated that 18% of adult men and 13% of adult women have high blood pressure but are not getting treatment for it.

The risk of developing high blood pressure increases with age. Half of people over 75 years have the condition.

For reasons that are not fully understood, people of Afro-Caribbean origin are more likely to develop high blood pressure than other ethnic groups.


High blood pressure is a major risk factor for developing cardiovascular diseases such as:

    * coronary heart disease – where the main arteries that supply your heart (the coronary arteries) become clogged up with plaques (fatty deposits)

    * strokes – a serious condition where the blood supply to your brain is interrupted

    * heart attacks – a serious condition where the blood supply to your heart is blocked

Diabetes and kidney disease are also linked to high blood pressure. See High blood pressure – complications for more information about it.

In 90-95% of cases, there is no single identifiable reason for a rise in blood pressure. But all available evidence shows that lifestyle plays a significant role in regulating your blood pressure. Risk factors for high blood pressure include:

    * age

    * poor diet

    * lack of exercise

    * being overweight

    * excessive alcohol consumption

High blood pressure can be treated or prevented by making changes to your lifestyle, such as eating a healthier diet, exercising more regularly, and reducing the amount of alcohol that you drink.
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Samsung ST80 is the latest point and shoot digital camera, which features built-in Wi-Fi  connectivity. The Samsung ST80 is the company’s latest Wi-Fi enabled camera, and builds the wireless networking standard into the body of a 14.2 megapixel compact camera with fairly impressive specifications: a 3x optical zoom lens, a large 3in touch-screen on the rear, and a choice of black, white, pink, or blue colour schemes.

As well as the high-resolution still shooting, the ST80 records 720p HD video in H.264 format – and, as with the photographs it takes, the footage can be automatically uploaded to video sharing sites such as YouTube as soon as you are within range of a wireless hot-spot. The Samsung ST80 will be launched in the US in September at a retail price of $249.99.

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Effective Information Management of Hyperglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes

Effective Information Management of Hyperglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes

 Hyperglycemia is when your blood glucose is too high; it is the opposite of hypoglycemia. Hyperglycemia needs to be treated immediately as it is a major cause of complications among people with diabetes.

Hyperglycemia happens when there is no insulin in the blood, not enough insulin in the blood, or the insulin in the blood is not working properly.

The main reason for hyperglycemia for a patient who is being treated for diabetes type 1 is that he/she has not given himself enough insulin. For a type 2 diabetic it could be the same reason, but also his/her insulin is less effective than it should be.

For a patient with diabetes, overeating can bring on hyperglycemia, as can too little exercise on a given day. Mental stress can also bring it on. Remember that your body’s supply of insulin is determined by how much you give yourself, and when. For a person who does not have diabetes his/her body will respond automatically with appropriate quantities of insulin.

Symptoms of hyperglycemia

    * High blood glucose

    * High levels of sugar in the urine

    * Very hungry, hungry often (polyphagia)

    * Excessive thirst, frequent thirst (polydipsia)
    * Excessive and frequent urination (polyuria)

    * Blurred vision – Weight loss

    * Wounds and cuts heal poorly

    * Dry mouth

    * Cardiac arrhythmia

    * Deep and rapid breathing (kussmaul hyperventilation)

    * Impotence (erectile dysfunction)

    * Itchy and/or dry skin

    * Tiredness

    * Stupor

    * Coma

Good diabetes management is crucial

Your doctor will tell you what your glucose levels should be and how often you should check it. If you stick to good diabetes management practices your chances of experiencing hyperglycemia are significantly reduced.


As soon as you detect hyperglycemia, treat it immediately. People who experience hyperglycemia and do not treat it run a significantly high risk of going into diabetic coma (ketoacidosis).

Ketoacidosis happens when there is not enough insulin in your blood. Remember that without the insulin your cells cannot get the vital fuel (energy) they need. Your body starts breaking down fats to get its energy. This process of breaking down fats produces ketones – waste products. Large amounts of ketones are bad for you.

Excess ketones in your blood will result in frequent urination as your body tries to eliminate it. However, it eventually becomes a losing battle, with the build up of ketones happening faster than their elimination through urination.

Symptoms of ketoacidosis are:

    * your breath smells fruity

    * nausea and sometimes vomiting

    * your mouth is extremely dry

    * you are short of breath

Treating hyperglycemia

The American Diabetes Association says exercising can help lower blood glucose levels. If your blood glucose is above 240mg/dl. Check your urine for ketones and do not exercise if there are ketones present as this will raise your blood glucose levels even more!

Reducing your food intake will also help lower your blood glucose. It is important that you stick to your meal plan, which should be worked out with a dietitian or health care professional.

Ask your doctor for the best way to lower blood glucose levels.

If none of the measures mentioned above manages to lower your blood glucose it is possible that your medication may have to be re-scheduled. Your insulin and medication doses may need to be altered, as might their timing (when you have them).

Remember that good diabetes management helps reduce the incidence of hyperglycemia. Learn to detect hyperglycemia quickly so that you can treat it early on.
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