Ocular Hypertension

ocular-hypertension What is ocular hypertension? Fluid present in eyes is called as aqueous humor and pressure caused is called intraocular pressure (IOP). Ocular hypertension means your intraocular pressure (IOP) is higher than normal. Left untreated, high eye pressure can cause glaucoma and permanent vision loss in some individuals. Eye pressure is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). Normal eye pressure         Read More …

BPAP – Bi level Positive Airway Pressure

BPAP – Bi level Positive Airway Pressure Positive airway pressure (PAP) is a mode of respiratory ventilation used primarily in the treatment of Sleep apnea. PAP ventilation is commonly used for those who are critically ill in hospital with respiratory failure, congestive cardiac failure and acute exacerbation of COPD and asthma and in newborn infants (neonates). There are several forms of PAP devices: Continuous positive airway pressure         Read More …

Air Pollution – the Tax on City Life

city-bus-pollution Air pollution is making news again and it will get more coverage as the winter progresses. It generally starts around Diwali every year. Diwali the festival of lights – sadly, has been reduced to a festival of smoke and noise! Air Pollution Making News Particulate Matter tied to rise in Arthritis Symptoms Recent study from AIIMS, New Delhi reports heavy         Read More …

High Blood Pressure during Pregnancy

high blood pressure in pregnancy Blood pressure will change through the various stages of your pregnancy as your body goes through a variety of changes. It will be checked by your midwife (midwives are specialists in pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum and women’s sexual and reproductive health) at your visits. If you have high blood pressure in pregnancy before week 20 it’s possible that it was a         Read More …

My Fight Against Flab – IV Eating-Right

food-salad-healthy-vegetables-2-hd As I mentioned earlier, I have been reasonably active through the years. The weight-reduction too has been proportional to the sustained workout intensity. I always enjoyed good food and saw no reason to curb the enthusiasm if I was exercising regularly. Over the passing years I have realized that my body is getting more stubborn and it is simply not         Read More …

Systolic Hypertension

systolic hypertension What is Systolic Hypertension? Systolic hypertension is defined as an elevated systolic blood pressure (SBP). If the systolic blood pressure is elevated (>140) with a normal (<90) diastolic blood pressure (DBP), it is called isolated systolic hypertension (ISH). Cause of Systolic Hypertension This type of high blood pressure is more common in older adults, especially older women. In fact, the         Read More …

Intracranial Hypertension

Intracranial hypertension What is Benign Intracranial Hypertension? Intracranial hypertension (IH) is the general term for the neurological disorders in which cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure within the skull is too high. Old names for IH include Benign Intracranial Hypertension and Pseudotumor Cerebri. Intracranial hypertension can be divided into two categories: Acute IH and chronic IH. Acute IH often occurs as the result of         Read More …

HIV Medications

HIV medication help HIV medications under ART HIV treatment with its medicines is called antiretroviral therapy (ART). People on ART take a combination of HIV medicines (called an HIV regimen) every day. A person’s initial HIV regimen generally includes three HIV medicines from at least two different drug classes. ART can’t cure HIV, but HIV medicines help people with HIV live longer healthier         Read More …

How To Lose Weight With a Slight Change in Lifestyle

a-change-in-lifestyle Most experts agree that a safe and healthy rate of weight loss is 500 grams to 700 grams per week. Modification in eating habits along with regular exercise is the most effective way to lose weight over the long term. It is also the ideal way to ensure that the weight stays off. Tips to lose weight in a healthier         Read More …

Pulmonary Hypertension: Symptoms and Treatment

pulmonary hypertension What is pulmonary hypertension? Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is an increase in blood pressure in the blood vessels that carry blood to the lungs. It is a rare lung disorder but a serious health problem. Pulmonary blood pressure is normally a lot lower than systemic blood pressure (delivering oxygen throughout the body from heart). Normal pulmonary-artery pressure is about 14 mm         Read More …