Are you aware that about 40 percent of Asian diabetic patients with hypertension eventually develop kidney disease, 10 percent of these patients will require dialysis within 10 years of diagnosis? And...
What is hypertension? It may sound very familiar and most of us will simply answer: it means high blood pressure. But, how many of us can really understand its hidden dangers?To better understand hype...
An increase in blood (plasma) volume and a fall in blood pressure are usually observed in normal pregnancy. So when any pregnant woman's blood pressure is above the normal range, it is abnormal. ...
It is estimated that more than half of the people aged 65 and above around the world have some form of hypertension, or high blood pressure. Hypertension is a common condition in older people. When pe...
Hypertension can lead to a number of complications including stroke, heart failure, kidney failure, and heart attack. Therefore, it is important that we understand how it is developed and how to treat...
There are two primary types of kidney failure in humans. The first occurs fairly suddenly and is called "acute renal failure". We'll talk later about the causes of this condition. The second diseas...
Bayer's Trasylol problems are growing following increasing reports of the drug's side effects. Trasylol has recently been linked to a higher risk of kidney damage, heart attack, and death in the five ...
Gadolinium MRI and risk factors for the debilitating disease nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) are currently being investigated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). An MRI with gadoliniu...
Healthy kidneys clean your blood by removing excess fluid, minerals and wastes. They also make hormones that keep your bones strong and your blood healthy. But if the kidneys are damaged, they don't w...
The risk of open heart surgery is presented to all patients. But what happens when a bypass surgery is followed by complications such as kidney failure, heart problems or stroke due to the administra...