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Benefits of Hoodia Gordonii And Its Side Effects

Discovered in the African Kalahari desert, hoodia gordonii is widely manufactured in the form of pills, juice, capsules, diet supplements and even in forms as fancy as lollipops. It is an excellent natural herb that shows results like no other in tackling obesity, weight gain and diabetes.

Benefits of Hoodia Gordonii And Its Side Effects

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Hoodia Gordonii
Nutritional Value of Hoodia Gordonii
Health Benefits of Hoodia Gordonii
Rids of obesity
Prevents stomach disorders
Curbs diabetes
Eliminates hypertension
Reduces problem of gastric gas
Uses of Hoodia Gordonii
Side-Effects & Allergies of Hoodia Gordonii
Cultivation of Hoodia Gordonii

Hoodia Gordonii

Hoodia Gordonii is a cactus like plant which is naturally blessed with the best treatment for weight loss, obesity and other problems that arise due to excess weight. Where synthetic medicines were being used to tackle these problems, the discovery of hoodia gordonii led all the search to rest as there is no better means to tackle problems like obesity, weight gain and diabetes than this amazingly blesses herb.

Nutritional Value of Hoodia Gordonii

Considering the fact that there is no natural mode to treat obesity better than hoodia gordonii, its nutritional composition is in accordance. Composed of fatty acids, steroid glycosides, hyphenated chromatographic and polar organic material, hoodia gordonii is found in its richest form in the continent of Africa.

Health Benefits of Hoodia Gordonii

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Hoodia Gordonii
Health Benefits of Hoodia Gordonii

Rids of obesity

Hoodia Gordonii reduces the body’s appetite by suppressing hunger pangs and thus preventing the accumulation of excess fat. The chemical composition of hoodia gordonii resembles that of glucose and thus tricks the body into assuming that the stomach is full and suppresses food cravings. This leads to the breakdown of already stored fat in the body to suffice the energy requirements.

Prevents stomach disorders

Hoodia Gordonii helps in tackling stomach related problems like indigestion, abdominal cramps, hemorrhoids, etc. The fact that hoodia extract is purely natural and comes without any side-effects, it is the best alternative to otherwise used pharmaceutical drugs.

Curbs diabetes

Diabetes is another condition that arises due to obesity and accumulation of fat in the body. By ensuring that there is no fat storage in the body, hoodia gordonii helps in keeping away from diabetes.

Eliminates hypertension

Hypertension makes an easy target of people with problems like diabetes, obesity and abnormal body functions. Hoodia gordonii, by ensuring that the most troublesome of conditions do not infect the body, also helps steer away from hypertension.

Reduces problem of gastric gas

Owing to the active molecules present in its composition, hoodia gordonii alleviates the problem of and arising due to gastric gas.

Uses of Hoodia Gordonii

Hoodia Gordonii is a natural herb that is extensively used throughout the world to control obesity, weight gain, reduce ones appetite and prevent related problems like diabetes and hypertension.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Hoodia Gordonii

Hoodia Gordonii shows side-effects like dryness of the mouth, liver damage and energy deprivation. It is a misconception that the herb has absolutely no side effects hence, it is advisable to bring hoodia under use only after careful consultation with a trained medical practitioner.

Cultivation of Hoodia Gordonii

Widely grown in Namibia, hoodia gordonii is a leafless plant with fungal spinal stems and has an unpleasant odor and taste. Its extensive natural benefits became so popular that the plant began to be overharvested with eventually becoming an endangered plant species.

Popular Questions & Answers

Sir 1st reading is 150/90 and 2nd reading is 146/90. What should I do my age is 33 ?

B.A.M.S.
Ayurveda, Alwar
Maintain your diet chart and life style. Avoid all types of fatty foods items. Start yoga and morning walk. Again check your BP reading.

My BP is around 160/90 and heat beat is around 109. Is the heart beat high. I'm diabetic type 2. On glycomet sr 3 per day volibo 0.3 2 per day, gp1 2.5 per day.Please suggest.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS - Physician )
Cardiologist, Delhi
Normal heart rate is 60-100. Your heart rate is slightly higher but that can be normal variation of heart rate and you don't have to worry just because one reading is high. If you are too concerned and since you are a diabetic you can get a basic cardiac evaluation done under a cardiologist which should include lipid profile, ECG, echo and TMT. Your BP is high and requires management with lifestyle changes and medications. For which you can be guided by a cardiologist after baseline evaluation. And please ensure that your sugar is well controlled and monitored.

High bp patient 140/90. Taking mini press xl 2.5,and cilamet xl 2.5 still no improvement. Please suggest.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS - Physician )
Cardiologist, Delhi
Please consult your treating cardiologist for a review of dosages or change in combination and also begin with lifestyle measures like daily exercise for 40 mins, eating a diet as per DASH recommendations, stop alcohol intake or smoking and reduce daily amount of salt intake in diet.
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Ways To Help You Manage Diabetic Hypertension!

Dip.Diab, Fellowship Diabetology (Gold Medallist), MBBS
Diabetologist, Thane
Ways To Help You Manage Diabetic Hypertension!

Hypertension is commonly witnessed among patients suffering from type 2 diabetes as compared to those who do not have diabetes. Studies have revealed that arterial hypertension among patients suffering from type 2 diabetes is in the vicinity of 40-50 percent. What’s more, a patient suffering from hypertension and diabetes has an increased risk factor for certain other diseases such as left ventricular hypertrophy, dyslipidemia, elevated fibrinogen and hyperuricemia.

The measurement practice:
It is important to measure blood pressure in a person who is suffering from type 2 diabetes with or without hypertension and renal diseases. Blood pressure measurement should be repeated within a month, if the measurement is 150/190 mm Hg. BP should be measured within a couple, of months if BP is greater than 140/80 mm of Hg.

Lifestyle practices:
If a person is consistently suffering from type 2 diabetes and has a BP range of 140/80, the following life style practices should be maintained always:

  1. A daily exercise schedule: Hypertension coupled with diabetes can be a dangerous combination. To ensure that a person remains healthy it is imperative to maintain a daily exercise schedule for at least half an hour. Exercise consumes extra calories and helps a person maintain a steady blood-sugar level.
  2. Food habits: Food habit is yet another important criterion to maintain good health for a person suffering from diabetic hypertension. Avoiding starch, glucose, and food with high carbs should be a mandate. Refraining from processed food with a high density of condensed fat, sugar and oil will go a long way in maintaining good health. Consulting a nutritionist is the best way to go.
  3. Stress is yet another factor that drives diabetic hypertension: A person suffering from regular stress has a greater tendency to fall prey to cardiovascular and renal diseases. The only way to stay away from stress is to ensure that good lifestyle choice are made. A stress -free life can pay rich dividends to a person suffering from diabetic hypertension.

Drug treatment:
A doctor’s first line of treatment hovers around ACE inhibitors. A pregnant woman suffering from diabetic hypertension is typically prescribed a calcium blocker. This is an antihypertensive drug that helps to stabilize the pregnancy and keep complications at bay. For a person who is resisting to ACE Inhibitor, a doctor might subscribe angiotensin 2 receptor. If the BP is not reduced after the first line of treatment, a doctor adds a thiazide-related diuretic along with the ACE inhibitor to expedite the treatment process.

Even after a triple therapy if a person continues to suffer from high blood pressure, a doctor might prescribe an alpha-blocker, potassium blocker or a beta blocker.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Are You Hypertensive?

DNB (General Medicine), MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Internal Medicine Specialist, Lucknow
Are You Hypertensive?

Are you hypertensive? 
Now aha has given new guidelines for diagnosing hypertension. If your blood pressure is more than 130/80 mmhg, it suggests hypertension / elevated bp. 
Diet modification and exercise is advised from beginning to the individual who has elevated blood pressure. Sometimes if one has high bp he may require medicine to control it. Sometimes just with diet and lifestyle modification it can be reduced.

Bp classification -
Normal <120 and <80
<!--120-->Elevated 120-129 and 80
<!--80-->Hypertension 
Stage 1.130-139or 80-89
Stage2. 140 or & 90 

For prevention of hypertension 
1. Avoid smoking
2. High salt in diet
3. Exercise regularly 
4. Weight reduction 

Check your blood pressure and start lifestyle modification from the beginning!

Diet, Nutrition And The Prevention Of Chronic Lifestyle Diseases!

MD - Medicine , MBBS
General Physician, Vadodara
Diet, Nutrition And The Prevention Of Chronic Lifestyle Diseases!

The lifestyle we lead plays an important role. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important to overcome many diseases as it helps in bringing the blood pressure to normal and in turn reduce the risks of diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. Factors like smoking, diet, stress and sedentary lifestyle can lead to hypertension and diabetes. Hypertension is known as silent killer as it is symptomless.

There are various traditional medicines known to lower the blood pressure. Also, there are certain herbs that help in controlling blood pressure and preventing other diseases.

Some of these herbs are:

  1. Basil: This herb has a strong aroma and can be used in the preparation of many foods. It also helps in lowering the blood pressure, though for a brief time. Adding freshly chopped or torn basil to soups, salads, pastas and casseroles not only enhance the taste but are also beneficial for health.
  2. Cinnamon: This herb requires some effort to add in the diet but is helpful in maintain the blood pressure. Diabetic people should have cinnamon everyday in some or the other way. Cinnamon can be included by sprinkling over cereals, oats, coffee, stews and curries.
  3. Cardamom: Cardamom if consumed daily can be helpful in bringing down blood pressure and in turn controlling hypertension and diabetes. Cardamom is very popular in South Asia, the seeds can be powdered and used in stews, soups or baking. It not only has an enhanced flavor but is also packed with numerous health benefits.
  4. Flaxseed: This is very rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are believed to lower the blood pressure and also protect the body against atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. They are known for reducing cholesterol levels, and improving glucose tolerance thus acting as antioxidant. Flaxseeds can be added in smoothies and soups or baked goods.
  5. Garlic: Garlic often synonymous with bad breath and pungent seasoning has immense health benefits. It dilates and relaxes the blood vessels allowing the blood to flow freely and in turn reduces the blood pressure. 
  6. Ginger: Adding ginger to the diet helps to control the blood pressure. It relaxes the blood vessels and improves the circulation of the blood. Ginger can be used in sweets, savories and beverages and is very common in Asian food.
  7. Celery Seed: This is a diuretic and in China it is used to treat hypertension. This can be used to flavor stews, soups, savory dishes and casseroles. Both the seeds and the plant have various benefits and uses of their own.
  8. Hawthorn: This herb is used to treat high blood pressure in China. Decoctions of the herb have health benefits such as reduction of blood pressure, controlling hypertension and blood circulation. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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Hypertension: 7 Ways To Keep It Under Control!!

MD - Consultant Physician, Doctor of Medicine, MD
General Physician, Ahmedabad
Hypertension: 7 Ways To Keep It Under Control!!

The number of people affected by hypertension is constantly on the rise. The most important concern with people developing hypertension is that it is not an isolated issue. It brings with it a host of problems, including higher chances of stroke, heart disease, diabetes, and kidney diseases. While there is no definite cure for hypertension, it is definitely possible to control it using the following measures.

  1. Weight control: Greater the body mass index (BMI), higher is the chances of developing hypertension. Check with your doctor to know what the ideal weight is and try to maintain it. If overweight, losing even 10 pounds can make a big difference to your blood pressure.
  2. Diet management: Excessive salt, calories, fat, and sugar are to be avoided. Sodium is one of the main culprits for increasing blood pressure and should be avoided. Include fruits and vegetables that are rich in potassium and magnesium. Reducing salt is another major way to control blood pressure. Fish oils with omega-3 fatty acids are extremely good for the health of the heart and so consult your doctor to include the right amounts in your diet. 
  3. Exercise: A regular workout regimen can reduce the chances of developing blood pressure by up to 40% to 50%. This should not be misinterpreted as the need for vigorous workouts. Even small, regular physical activity daily goes a long way in controlling blood pressure.
  4. Alcohol: While quitting alcohol is the best thing to do, for those finding it difficult to do so, cutting down on it plays a big role in controlling blood pressure. No more than a drink per day for women, and no more than two per day for men are recommended.
  5. Stress management: Stress is one of the major causes for increasing blood pressure, and so managing stress is very important. Whether music or meditation, pick your stress buster and see your blood pressure lowered.
  6. Medications: If you are already on a medication regimen, strictly adhere to the schedule. Consult your doctor before adding herbal supplements or dietary supplements. Taken individually, they may be good for health, but there are good chances of them interacting with your regular medications.
  7. Monitor: Once you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, have periodic check-ups with your doctor to ensure it is within the permissible limits. If beyond limits, immediately correct it.

As noted, hypertension is not an isolated issue and brings with it a whole lot of issues. Controlling it can help control the other issues that would follow and improve the quality of life.
 

Hypertension - Signs You May Be Suffering From It!!

MBBS
General Physician, Jammu
Hypertension - Signs You May Be Suffering From It!!

High blood pressure or hypertension is a condition where the long term force induced by blood on the artery walls may lead to health complications. In some cases high blood pressure can be a chronic condition without any visible symptoms. The normal value of blood pressure is 120/80 mm Hg. Even if high blood pressure doesn't have any obvious symptoms, it can cause significant damage to cardiovascular health and blood vessels. Uncontrolled hypertension exposes you to the risks of stroke and cardiac arrest. Following are the causes and complications of hypertension:

Causes of Hypertension
The causes of hypertension vary depending on the two types of the condition namely primary hypertension and secondary hypertension. In case of primary hypertension there are hardly any identifiable causes. 

Recently diagnosed high blood pressure with following signs may be due to secondary hypertension: 

  1. High blood pressure not responding to blood pressure medications (resistant hypertension
  2. Very high BP — systolic blood pressure over 180 (mm Hg) or diastolic blood pressure over 120 
  3. Sudden-onset high blood pressure before age 30 or after age 55 Risk factors includes- 
  4. High blood pressure tends to run in families. 
  5. Being overweight or obesity, physically inactivity. 
  6. Using tobacco/ smoking or chewing tobacco, too much salt (sodium) in your diet, Drinking too much alcohol. 
  7. Having more than two drinks a day for men and more than one drink a day for women may affect your blood pressure. 
  8. Stress. High levels of stress /family history of high BP

Certain medications like contraceptives, painkillers and some other drugs

  1. Sleep disorders
  2. Problems related to the kidney
  3. Tumors in the adrenal gland
  4. Thyroid issues
  5. Congenital heart defects from birth
  6. Drug abuse
  7. Excessive consumption of alcohol
  8. Complications of hypertension

Persistent high blood pressure can result in atherosclerosis that is hardening of the arteries. This can severely wreck cardiovascular health and cause stroke, heart attack or other complications. Hypertension can also result in a disorder called aneurysm in which the blood vessels tend to swell and weaken. Rupture of an aneurysm can be fatal.

Heart failure is one of the most serious complications associated with hypertension. It becomes increasingly difficult for the heart to pump blood along with the high pressure. Consequently, the heart muscle thickens and leads to cardiac arrest. It can also lead to kidney problems. Narrowing and weakening of certain blood vessels present in the kidney can cause organ failure. It can also lead to eye problems and sometimes even loss of vision due to narrowing or thickening of blood vessels in the eye.

Metabolic syndrome, which refers to a cluster of deficiencies in the metabolism of your body including high triglycerides, low levels of good cholesterol (High density lipoprotein) and high levels of insulin. These metabolic disorders increase the risk of developing diabetes and other complications. Uncontrolled high blood pressure and interference with your ability to remember and think. It can trigger memory loss and affect your understanding and deriving skills.

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Table of Content

Hoodia Gordonii
Nutritional Value of Hoodia Gordonii
Health Benefits of Hoodia Gordonii
Rids of obesity
Prevents stomach disorders
Curbs diabetes
Eliminates hypertension
Reduces problem of gastric gas
Uses of Hoodia Gordonii
Side-Effects & Allergies of Hoodia Gordonii
Cultivation of Hoodia Gordonii