High Blood Pressure

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

High blood pressure (or hypertension) is a major cause of heart disease or stroke. About 1 in every 5 American adults are thought to develop high blood pressure. The disease is likely to develop in men rather than women. Blood pressure is the amount of pressure exerted by the blood against the arterial walls. Excess […]

Hyponatremia

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Hyponatremia (low level of sodium in blood) is a concentration of sodium in blood under 136 mEq (milliequivalents) per blood liter. The concentration of the sodium in blood drops extremely low when sodium has been over-diluted by extremely large amounts of water in the person’s body. Sodium may be over-diluted in individuals who drink excessive […]

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