Hypertension Discussion Part 2

DR. CLARKE: I had a patient who started out with a blood pressure. it was 210 over a hundred and seventeen and she came and she said I’ve been to a number of doctors and they’ve never been able to get it to normal to where it’s supposed to be to goal as we call…

An Osmosis Video: Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Explained

Heart failure’s used to describe a point at which the heart can’t supply enough blood to meet the body’s demands. This can happen in two ways, either the heart’s ventricles can’t pump blood hard enough during systole, called systolic heart failure, or not enough blood fills the ventricles during diastole, called diastolic heart failure. In…

Living with Hypertension

Wallace: I went into the emergency room for another problem. I had chest pains and I went in for that, and once I found out I was in there for chest pains it just turned out to be gas in my chest but they told me I had, I was a diabetic and I had…

Alcoholism – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Alcohol is one of the most widely used psychoactive substances in the world, and has been a part of different cultures for hundreds of years. Drinking alcohol can have serious harmful consequences, it’s been linked to various cancers, gastrointestinal diseases, and metabolic problems. Over time, regular use of alcohol can lead to alcohol dependence and…

Hypertension Discussion Part 4

BOBBIE: In the emergency room they admitted me because my blood pressure was reading over 300 at that time. So I was there are maybe 24 hours before they could get it to a reading that was comfortable with them. DR. MEYERS: But does damage to blood vessels all over the body which is how…

Hypertension Discussion Part 1

WALLACE: I went into the emergency room for another problem. I had chest pains and I went in for that. and once I found out I was in there for chest pains it just turned out to be gas in my chest but they told me I had, I was diabetic and I had hypertension…

What Alcohol Does to Your Body

We explain what alcohol does to your body. This is Michael. He enjoys going out and drinking at the weekend sometimes a bit more than he should! He’s worried that it might be affecting his health – what exactly is alcohol doing to him? Michael knows that alcohol is used to describe beverages containing ethanol….

Science in Perspective – Hypertension

Among the important revisions in the 2013 ESC/ESH guidelines on arterial hypertension is the simplification of blood pressure targets Whereas before there was different target, 140 over 90 and also a target of 130 over 80 particularly in high-risk patients, now we have considered that there was not enough evidence for the lower target in…