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Hypertension and High Blood Pressure Medicine Solutions

Hypertension, more commonly known as high blood pressure, affects approximately 1/3 of all Americans. Unknowingly, many people with the disease are essentially ticking time bombs waiting to explode. High Blood Pressure is also referred to as the silent killer. Although most diseases and illnesses manifesting symptoms, people often find the problem during a routine check in the doctor’s office, or after disaster strikes. Hypertension frequently causes serious, potentially life-threatening health problems; so, various medicines have been developed to keep the beastly disease under control.

High blood pressure can seriously damage a person’s arteries. Due to periods of excessive force, over time the artery walls are weakened, possibly resulting in aneurysms. Basically, fragile balloon-like areas may develop. Thus, an individual may die, if the artery pops. For a fortunate few, aneurysms are discovered before time runs out. However, the odds are not in the patient’s favor.

Also, odds are not in the patient’s favor when hypertension results in brain damage. Most Americans know someone who has suffered a stroke. Sometimes, forewarning signs, like distorted vision, slurred speech, or dizziness give an individual time to reach the emergency room for immediate treatment; usually, a stroke causes devastating health problems or death. For the people fortunate enough to survive, ambulation, speech, and even the ability to eat are some of the long-lasting effects. The patient then faces months, or years, of extensive therapy attempting to regain former skills most people take for granted. Plus, he/she has an increased probability of subsequent strokes.

In addition to strokes, probably the most common health risk of hypertension is a heart attack. As excessive pressure weakens the heart muscle, a person is at risk for coronary artery disease, an enlarged heart, and eventual heart failure. Sadly, high blood pressure is often diagnosed after the diseased heart has surrendered to the illness. Therefore, the best preventative measures against hypertension are periodic pressure checks, and high blood pressure medicine to manage the condition before it becomes a huge problem.

Although a myriad of medicines are available, doctors may decide what treatment is best based upon the patient’s age, ethnicity, other medications, and allergies. All of the issues may potentially determine how an individual will react to high blood pressure medicine. Nevertheless, beta-blockers have been commonly used, in the past, to control hypertension: “These slow down the heart, reducing the amount of work that it has to do, and lowers an important hormone. This opens the blood vessels, making it easier for the heart to work”. Today, due to the adverse side effects of sleepiness and cold hands, the medication is infrequently prescribed to lower blood pressure.

In tandem with other blood pressure medicines, diuretics (water tablets) are used to release excess salt and water in the body. For some, water tablets will initially lower an individual’s pressure. However, the side effect can be a little disconcerting. Until a patient’s body is regulated, frequent trips to the restroom are a must. Therefore, patients are instructed to take the medication at …

Some Of The Most Important Global Health Products

Some of the important health products that are needed globally include the following Vaccinations. Vaccinations are vital especially for children. Some of the diseases children are immunized against include hepatitis A, Meningococcal disease and chicken pox.

Vaccines are vital global health products that need to be readily available in health centers. Dipheria, polio, measles, mumps, Rubella and tetanus vaccines are other of the important vaccinations that need to be readily available for the children in rural as well as the urban settings.

Different vaccines are administered at different ages. Some of these immunizations will have mild side effects on the child such as a fever and soreness at the point where the shot was given. Some severe side effects can include neurological damage, cancer and even death. This can be as a result of vaccination with vaccines containing toxic substances such as mercury and aluminum phosphate.

Condoms. When used correctly and consistently, condoms are sure ways to prevent against sexually transmitted diseases. These are crucial global health products which their use is being highly advised in effort to control HIV/AIDS. Condoms are available for both men and women with various sizes, shapes and flavors. Some are lubricated to make it more comfortable during use.

Condoms have been made available for free in among others, institutions such as schools to encourage safe sex among students. Although it has been questioned that making condoms easily accessible will make the students feel more prone to having sex. However, according to the World Health Organization, the provision of sex education, condoms and counseling does not mean that the children will initiate sexual relationships. Access to these and may other essential global health products is being checked by not only the government but non governmental organizations as well.

According to the World Health Organizations’ World’s malaria report for 2010, 2.23% of deaths throughout the world were as a result of malaria. Drugs to treat conditions such as malaria are global health products that sometimes lack in some areas especially those living in poverty. The lack of these medications results to deaths especially among children and expectant women. Malaria can also be prevented using medicines such as malarone and chloroquine. It can also be prevented by sleeping under a treated mosquito net. WHO has however noted progress in fighting against malaria with more than 50% reduction in malaria cases in 43 countries over the past decade.…