hypotension

Do You Have High Blood Pressure Symptoms?

When it comes to high blood pressure, symptoms tend to show up only when the condition is serious. You’ve heard the phrase "silent killer"? It was coined for hypertension (high blood pressure) because it can linger for a long time without you knowing before it causes a stroke or other … Read More

What Causes Fainting?

The medical term for fainting is syncope, and it refers to a sudden loss of consciousness that can happen due to hypoxia (oxygen deprivation in the brain). If the levels of blood and oxygen in your brain decrease for any reason, your brain reroutes blood and oxygen from non-vital parts … Read More

Tricyclic Antidepressants: Do They Work?

Tricyclic antidepressants were one of the original drugs prescribed for depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. "Tricyclic" refers to the presence of three rings, or atoms, in the chemical structure of these drugs. Tricyclic antidepressants also are used for anxiety, fibromyalgia, and chronic pain. Physicians may prescribe tricyclic antidepressants for diabetes, shingles, … Read More

Heart Disease Symptoms: Don’t Ignore These Telltale Signs

Heart disease symptoms can vary greatly, depending on the type of heart disease you have. Heart disease is actually an umbrella term that covers such conditions as coronary artery disease, arrhythmias, valve disease, and heart failure. Recognizing symptoms of these serious problems is critical to getting early treatment and avoiding … Read More

Diuretic Definition, Uses, and Side Effects

The diuretic definition is anything that promotes the body to lose water by increasing the excretion of urine and fluids. Diuretics cause the kidneys to excrete more water and sodium. They are used to eliminate excess fluid and decrease swelling. There are three main types of diuretics: thiazide, loop, and … Read More

Hypertension Guidelines for Children and Teens

Your child has been diagnosed with high blood pressure. You know you need to do something, but you’re not quite sure where to begin. In the prior article, we discussed how high blood pressure left untreated, puts your child at serious risk for dangerous health problems. So, what’s next? Do you start … Read More

Hypertension Guidelines for Children and Teens

Your child has been diagnosed with high blood pressure. You know you need to do something, but you’re not quite sure where to begin. In the prior article, we discussed how high blood pressure left untreated, puts your child at serious risk for dangerous health problems. So, what’s next? Do you start … Read More

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