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Why Is High Blood Pressure Called The Silent Killer?

Debra Murray

    High blood pressure, or hypertension, got its nickname “the silent killer” because it manifests no physical symptoms; high blood pressure is a significant condition that increases the chances of heart failure, heart disease and stroke. It is estimated that about one out of three adults suffer from varying degrees of high blood pressure.    The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) estimates that high blood pressure contributes to about 326,000 deaths a year; this makes high blood pressure one of the most widespread life-threatening diseases. High blood pressure is a concern for both men and women. Caucasians, Hispanics and African-Americans have the...

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Health Warning: Dangers of Adhesive Capsulitis or Frozen Shoulder

Debra Murray

  An Incredibly Painful Condition    If you are feeling intense pain in the shoulder joint and muscles, you may have adhesive capsulitis. Most people refer to this medical condition as frozen shoulder because it is extremely difficult to move an arm. The condition is incredibly painful to deal with because it makes performing everyday tasks nearly impossible. Individuals are often unable to move the shoulder enough to dress themselves, prepare meals or drive an automobile. The discomfort in the frozen shoulder increases at night and in colder temperatures making it difficult for individuals to sleep. Occasionally, the muscles, ligaments and tendons...

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Drug Store Pain Pills Can Increase High Blood Pressure

Debra Murray

  For the most part, medications available for purchase at stores are safe for most people to use moderately when necessary. However, it appears that taking over-the-counter pain relievers can raise blood pressure. Even persons who have normal blood pressure levels can experience an increase when using non-prescription pain remedies, but the effect can be dangerous for those who are already diagnosed with high blood pressure issues.    Over-the-counter pain relievers are the most commonly used medications that can be purchased at nearly any store. They are taken for a variety of reasons, including fever reduction and for relief of minor to moderate...

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