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2014-06-21T12:01:05 Dr Narendra K Gupta, Best Diabetes Doctor in Gurgaon, Bset hypertension specialist
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High blood pressure is also a fairly common life style disease which is getting more common. When we look at the blood pressure there are 3 numbers that come into the equation. Systolic blood pressure, which is the higher number and reflects the stiffness of the blood vessels which is also called hardening of the blood vessels or atherosclerosis. This is progressively elevated as we age. The second number is Diastolic blood pressure or the lower number. This is often associated with younger age and resistance to blood flow. This can be very high with narrowing of the blood vessels to the kidneys. The third number is the pulse rate. This can also affect the blood pressure. The higher the pulse rate the higher the blood pressure. Dr Narendra k Gupta, best kidney specialist. Best High blood pressure expert
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Diabetes is of two types. In type I diabetes, there is total absence of Insulin and hence the blood sugar derangement, quite extreme. It forms 3-5% of Diabetic cases. Whereas, type II diabetes is much more common and rapidly increasing. We have a tendency to think, it is a disease of blood sugar. It is an “insulin resistant” state and even though insulin is produced, it is not enough to control the blood sugar. This is a slowly progressive disease and it takes 12-18 years for one to become diabetic. It is a vascular disease that is a “Silent Killer” and is the most common cause of blindness, heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and amputation.
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Type II diabetes is a complex metabolic disorder, where weight gain around the belly button, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and high blood sugar coexists in the same patient. Hence the term, “Terrible Quartet”. It is a different disease in men and women. In men it is associated with male menopause or Andropause. There is male pattern baldness, weight gain, muscle wasting, sexual dysfunction and mental irritability and anger. In female it causes Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome PCOD. This is associated with increase hair growth all over the body, pimples (Acne), obesity, male facial changes, irregular menstrual cycle and infertility. This is rapidly growing in young girls, specially in counties like Indian Subcontinent and Chine. Dr Narendra K Gupta, best diabetes doctor, Gurgaon