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Preventing kidney stones

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Preventing kidney stones

The best way of preventing kidney stones: Make sure you drink plenty of water each day to avoid becoming dehydrated. Keeping your urine diluted helps to stop waste products getting too concentrated and forming stones. You can tell how diluted your urine is by looking at its colour. The darker your urine is, the more […]

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Control your Risk Factors

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Control your Risk Factors

high blood pressure smoking high blood cholesterol lack of regular activity obesity or overweight diabetes age gender heredity (family health history) race previous stroke or heart attack

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Women and Hypertension

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Women and Hypertension

Hypertension, also referred to as ‘High Blood Pressure’ is characterized by having a blood pressure reading equal to or over 140/90mm Hg (SBP/DBP) What is Hypertension? Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

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In heart failure, the release of hormones causes the blood vessels to constrict or tighten. The heart must work hard to pump blood through the constricted vessels. It is important to keep your blood pressure controlled so that your heart can pump more effectively without extra stress. Check for changes in your fluid status by […]

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Treatments For Diabetes

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Type 2 diabetes has a number of drug treatment options to be taken by mouth known as oral antihyperglycemic drugs or oral hypoglycemic drugs. The lifestyle measures that are critical to type 2 diabetes management are diet and exercise, and these remain an important part of treatment when pills are added. People with type 1 diabetes cannot use oral pills […]

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