Treatment of Hypertension

Treatment of Hypertension

Primary hypertension can be controlled, but not cured. Secondary hypertension can be cured by treating the underlying condition. Physicians commonly prescribe medications called antihypertensives to control hypertension including: Beta-blockers, which lower blood...
CKD Stages

CKD Stages

CKD Definition A patient is said to have chronic kidney disease (CKD) if they have abnormalities of kidney function or structure present for more than 3 months. The definition of CKD includes all individuals with markers of kidney damage (see below*) or those with an...
Eating less salt

Eating less salt

There are many reasons why salt intake should be limited. Salt (sodium chloride) is a major contributor to high blood pressure (hypertension) and heart disease. Health benefits of eating less salt include: Lowering blood pressure (BP) Reducing risk of dying from a...