How does elevated blood pressure (hypertension) relate to cardiovascular diseases? The mechanisms explained!

Introduction Elevated blood pressure is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases – stroke, heart failure, acute coronary syndrome, dementia, et cetera. In this article, we briefly but precisely explain the mechanisms underlying hypertension and its related complications. The beginning! Elevated blood pressure (BP) strains the arterial walls, leading to endothelial dysfunction, which is ...

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Chronic Respiratory Disease: Breathing Easy for a Healthier Life

Introduction Chronic respiratory diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and pulmonary fibrosis, affect millions of people worldwide, significantly impacting their quality of life. In this scientific article, we aim to shed light on chronic respiratory diseases, their causes, symptoms, management, and the importance of early detection and preventive measures for better respiratory ...

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Empowering Women’s Health: A Comprehensive Guide to Cervical Cancer

Introduction Cervical cancer is a significant health issue affecting women worldwide. It is a type of cancer that develops in the cervix, the lower part of the uterus. In this article, we aim to provide a comprehensive understanding of cervical cancer, including its causes, risk factors, early detection methods, available treatments, and the importance of ...

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Angina. It’s imperative to understand this type of chest pain.

When blood flow to the heart is compromised, a series of biochemical changes occur due to a lack of oxygen. These changes culminate in a distinct type of chest pain we term angina. It’s imperative to understand it for several reasons: (1) several causes of chest pain may mimic it. (2) it is the most ...

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World Heart Day: heart disease prevention, we all have a role to play.

29th September of every year is world heart day – a day that people worldwide have commemorated since 2012. It is the day that acts as a reminder to the global community about the disastrous effects of heart disease and stroke. It’s the day that we converge in whatever capacity to envision a world of ...

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Hypertension and stroke. Let’s talk.

When your blood pressure is persistently high, you have hypertension. High blood pressure increases your risk of stroke. Deliberate to maintain your blood pressure within the acceptable range to mitigate the risks of stroke and other cerebrovascular events. For any stroke, hypertension remains a formidable risk factor in about 90% of the cases. We can ...

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Stroke prevention: Mitigate the risk factors

Stroke remains one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity globally. And yet, for the most part, we can prevent the condition. It is noteworthy that we identify the risk factors that potentiate the propensity of suffering a stroke. Then, we can mitigate them. It is not surprising that the risk factors accounting for ...

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Top Ten Causes of Death in Low-Income Countries.

According to the WHO Global Health estimates, ten diseases (conditions) accounted for 55% of the 55.4 million deaths globally in 2019. There were seven non-communicable diseases. The ten causes of death included ischaemic heart disease, stroke, chronic obstructive airway disease, lower respiratory infections, neonatal conditions, trachea, bronchus and lung cancers, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, ...

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