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High Blood Pressure in Women

If we look at the statistics, then women do not appear to have high blood pressure as often and as early as men. That does not rule out the chances of women suffering from this disease, especially after the onset of menopause. Women need to understand the risk factors and the implications involved.

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The Effect Of High Blood Pressure On The Respiratory System

Million have suffered and millions still continue to suffer from the symptoms and consequences of high blood pressure. It is a condition that could cause trouble to many parts of the body like, brain, kidney, heart, eyes, lungs and others. Apart from these organs, it may also affect the respiratory system.

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Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension In the Newborn

Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN) is a rare and a serious life-threatening condition which occurs usually in post-term or full-term babies. PPHN is greatly characterized by the non-presence of cyanotic congenital disease of the heart, relentless post-birth hypoxemia and marked pulmonary hypertension. It is also found to occur in cases where the child is not able to receive sufficient amount of oxygen during the time of delivery.

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An Overview of Pulmonary Hypertension

The blood vessels in human beings distribute blood to the left and right part of the heart. The distribution of the blood from the right wing of the heart to the whole body is called systemic circulation. The circulation of blood to the lung from the right side of the heart is known as pulmonary circulation. Pulmonary hypertension occurs when there is the constriction of blood vessels supplying blood to the lungs. As a result, blood supply to the lung decreases, thus making it tough for the heart to pump blood to the other parts of the body.

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Control High Blood Pressure during Pregnancy

Motherhood is one of the most beautiful phases of a woman's life. The process of churning out a new life out of oneself is a mesmerizing experience in itself. But there are some things that could make this experience awful! And, blood pressure is one of them.

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High Blood Pressure during Pregnancy

High Blood pressure during pregnancy can be the outcome of a pre-existing high blood pressure condition. It may even develop even if the patient does not have a history of high blood pressure.  Hypertension in the latter case is better known as gestational hypertension.

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High Blood Pressure- Timely Handling Is Important

High blood pressure is also known as a silent killer. It continues to develop for a very long time without making its presence felt. Its symptoms are similar to that of obesity, wrong diet, heredity or stress. One can mistake it for the other. To avoid wrong inferences, you need to go for a detailed check-up. It is only a doctor's thorough check-up that can tell you whether you have high blood pressure or not.

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