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Know How Blood Pressure Drugs Differ from Each Other

Know How Blood Pressure Drugs Differ from Each Other

Are blood pressure drugs inevitable? Chances are that if you don’t take one now, you may need to in the future. And if not you, someone close to you may need an antihypertensive medication. About one out of three American adults has high blood pressure, according to the Centers for Disease

Women With Diabetes at Higher Stroke Risk Than Men

Diabetes is associated with an increased risk of stroke in women, but not in men, according to research published online Feb. 24, 2014 in the journal Diabetologia.

Researchers analyzed data on more than 10,000 men and 19,000 women with type 2 diabetes and discovered that, as A1C levels (a measure of

Protect Yourself from Heat Stroke and Other Summer Dangers

As the summers continue to grow longer and hotter, it is becoming more important for people, particularly older adults, to understand the symptoms of heat-related illnesses. The human body works hard to maintain a normal temperature, but excessive heat forces the body to work harder than normal. In essence, the

Kidney Pain: What’s Behind It?

Kidney Pain: What’s Behind It?

Because kidney pain location is frequently focused in the upper back, it’s easy to mistake kidney pain for pinched nerve that can trigger spinal stenosis symptoms. Kidney pain also tends to feel different—deeper, with kidney pain location under the ribs rather than centered on the spinal column (although kidneys pain

Many Common Medication Can Cause or Worsen Heart Failure

Many patients who have heart failure also have other medical conditions, for which they may take numerous prescription medications daily. However, many commonly used medications can cause or worsen heart failure, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).

The AHA’s list of more than 70 medications that may cause or worsen

Ask the Doctor: Blood Pressure & Sun Exposure; Insomnia & Heart Disease

Why does the label on my blood pressure medication say I should avoid sun exposure while taking it?

Several types of medications, including some blood pressure drugs, antidepressants, antibiotics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and diuretics, can cause “chemical photosensitivi-ty,” which is an enhanced reaction to ultraviolet (UV) light that makes skin extra-sensitive

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