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Headaches and High Blood Pressure
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Headaches and High Blood Pressure

Headaches and High Blood Pressure Just because you get a headache doesn’t mean that you have high blood pressure. Headaches CAN be an indication of very high blood pressure, but more often that not, a headache is just a headache. Take an aspirin or a Tylenol and move on. High blood pressure or hypertension isn’t...

What is type 2 diabetes?
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What is type 2 diabetes?

What is type 2 diabetes? Type 2 diabetes happens when your body can’t use insulin the right way or when the pancreas can’t make enough insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps the body’s cells use sugar (glucose) for energy. It also helps the body store extra sugar in muscle, fat, and liver cells. Without...

Type 1 Diabetes
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Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes Type 1 diabetes happens when your pancreas stops making insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps the body’s cells use sugar (glucose) for energy. It also helps the body store extra energy in muscle, fat, and liver cells. Without insulin, this sugar can’t get into your cells to do its work. It...

Diagnosing Hypertension
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Diagnosing Hypertension

Diagnosing Hypertension Hypertension, or High Blood Pressure, is any blood pressure reading that is above 140/90. The first number is the systolic reading, while the second number is the diastolic reading. There is also a newer category called “prehypertension.” Prehypertension Pre-hypertension is a blood pressure reading of 120-139/80-89. If your blood pressure is 130/89, you...