Today’s Audio. Sodium intake might be killing the future. It will get your attention.

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Now our blog supports audio. Today you can listen to Dr. Bonita Falkner, chair of the International Pediatric Hypertension Association giving insigtful comments about this topic.

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“It’s always further than it looks. It’s always taller than it looks. And it’s always harder than it looks.” – The 3 rules of mountaineering.

I must add, however, it’s possible.

Keep going through this blog further below.

Thanks,

Dr. Guillermo Alberto Perez Fernandez

 

(1-minute read) “Emotional” hypertension. Do not get mixed up. There is more on the table.

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The diagnosis of arterial hypertension has made it increasingly complex over time. It is no longer just to tell a patient “you suffer from arterial hypertension”. Nowadays, there are more abnormal blood pressure categories added to the list as prehypertension, “white-coat” hypertension and “masked” hypertension. No doubts, the complexity of the human been plays its role in all this (1)

Many patients have been said over years that they had “emotional hypertension” since her or his blood pressure (BP) at the medical office was elevated even after several BP readings at prudent intervals during the consultation, whereas at home blood pressure remained normal.

The abovementioned situation was overlooked by the medical community for a long time and there was a long-standing thinking that it was simply the result of patient’s stress arising from the patient-doctor encounter at the clinic. However, as time went by, the so-called white-coat effect was study in-depth and as a result, the “white-coat” hypertension term emerged (2)

Is it dangerous?  Yes indeed, several investigations have shown that: Continue reading “(1-minute read) “Emotional” hypertension. Do not get mixed up. There is more on the table.”