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Dealing With Dyslipidemia

Dealing With Dyslipidemia

A disorder of lipoprotein metabolism, including lipoprotein overproduction or         deficiency, dyslipidemias may be manifested by elevation of the total cholesterol, the “bad” low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and the triglyceride (TG) concentrations, and a decrease in the “good” high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol concentration in the blood.   Most cases of dyslipidemia are hyperlipidemias: elevated lipid levels in the blood often brought on by diet and lifestyle. Since dyslipidemia puts you at significant risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) and…

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How To Get A Handle On Hypertension Or High Blood Pressure

How To Get A Handle On Hypertension Or High Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is the force exerted by the blood against the walls of blood vessels and the magnitude of this force depends on the cardiac output and the resistance of the blood vessels. Hypertension or high blood pressure is defined as having blood pressure higher than 140 over 90 mmHg with a consensus across medical guidelines.

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