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Hypertension and Diabetes

October 28, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

High blood pressure (hypertension) is both a condition that can lead to diabetes and a complication of diabetes. Having diabetes increases the risk of hypertension because diabetes can damage or harden the arteries, a condition call atherosclerosis, which causes high blood pressure and other deadly complications such as stroke, heart failure or heart attack. Diabetes can also damage your kidneys’ filtering system, which can lead to high blood pressure. This is essentially why diabetes and hypertension frequently occur together.

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Monggo Good for Diabetes?

October 5, 2020 Category :Healthy News 0

Also known as Mung bean or green bean, monggo is common and popular vegetable in the Philippines, which can be eaten as beans or sprouts (also called toge). The monggo can be cooked as a viand or a dish menu or can be included to make a dessert.

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Does Squid Cause Hypertension?

September 30, 2020 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Squid does not cause hypertension. However, squid is one of the foods described to have high calories, and should be eaten in moderation.

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Moderating the High of Hypertension

December 7, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes and hypertension (commonly known as high blood pressure), are interrelated diseases. They frequently occur together in the same patient.

It is estimated that the prevalence of arterial hypertension in type 2 diabetes patients is within the 40-50% range. In type 1 diabetes, hypertension may signal kidney disorder. Hypertension also raises the risk of stroke, heart disease, eye, nerve, and kidney damage in diabetes patients. High blood pressure, therefore, makes diabetes more complicated to manage and vice versa.

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Blood pressure lowered by educational group sessions

January 12, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

United they stand, divided they fall. It’s a cliched expression that has nonetheless done wonders for countless groups of varying persuasions time and again.

In the case of people with chronic illnesses, it’s usually logical to refer them to educational groups of patients with similar problems. A new study by researchers at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center in North Carolina revealed that veterans with diabetes and both uncontrolled blood sugar and high blood pressure can benefit from such group sessions.

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When the ‘Commander’ can’t snap to Attention!

December 22, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

The causes of ED especially among people with diabetes are complex and involve impairment with the nerves, blood vessels and even the muscles. These impairments are brought about by the same elevated blood sugar that causes nerve and blood vessel damage in other parts of the body that cause renal failure, blindness and amputations.

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Depression Links to Erectile Dysfunction

August 27, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

When it comes to depression and erectile dysfunction (ED) among men with type 2 diabetes, which causes which? Italian authors of the study “Quality of Care and Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes” say the two factors work vice-versa. While depression may prompt the development of ED, signs of ED likewise bring about symptoms of depression. » Continue Reading

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Joslin Study on Metabolic Syndrome

July 3, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Researchers from the Joslin Diabetes Center have identified insulin resistance in the liver as a key factor that causes metabolic syndrome and one of its associated conditions, atherosclerosis.

Not only do the findings provide an understanding of how metabolic syndrome occurs, but it also pinpoint a target for treatment of the condition. “This is one of the first true insights into the role of the liver in the metabolic syndrome and provides guidance for future therapies,” said senior study investigator Dr. C. Ronald Kahn, an internationally recognized researcher in diabetes and metabolism.

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Diabetes and Heart Disease: A Dangerous Duo

November 17, 2017 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

Diabetes is a common silent metabolic abnormality, manifested by elevated blood sugar levels, which causes significant cardiovascular disease and death without appropriate treatment. Similar to other risk factors such as abnormal cholesterol levels and hypertension, which in most cases are without symptoms, diabetes can occur for long periods of time in an individual, undetected and unrecognized. This disregard may result in the individual developing serious, life-threatening complications on the heart, kidney, brain, eyes and peripheral arteries over time. » Continue Reading

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When The World Spins Around You

October 13, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research 0

“My head feels light and I seem to be floating, as if the world is spinning round and round…” These are not the lines of a teenage love song. These are the words of somebody having a dizzy spell.And these words are echoed everyday in doctors’ clinics, oftentimes by the elderly and those with diabetes and hypertension. One out of every three persons above the age of 65 will complain of dizziness at some point. Just how important a symptom is dizziness? How is it different from vertigo? How can blood sugar and blood pressure derangements affect one’s sense of balance? The questions are endless and our ever-anxious patients need to be enlightened on the whys and the hows of dizziness. » Continue Reading

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