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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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Breaking Health News on Dangerous Side Effects of Arthritis Medicines

Debra Murray

  Many drugs used to manage or treat arthritis have been associated with a number of complications. Here are a few of the dangers of arthritis drugs.    Hydrocodone Painkillers  Federal health advisors specializing in drug safety at the Food and Drug Administration have recommended restrictions on the use of hydrocodone, which is used to make many painkillers. Hydrocodone is a major ingredient in Vicodin, one of the most abused drugs. The recommendation comes from the concern that hydrocodone is addictive.  The Drug Enforcement Agency in the U.S. has consistently ranked hydrocodone as either the first or second most abused medicine in...

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