Showing posts from March, 2019

AI predicts who would benefit from high blood pressure treatment

High blood pressure(hypertension) is a common disease in which blood flows through blood vessels, or arteries, at higher than normal pressures. i.e. systolic blood pressure is consistently higher than 140 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure is consistently higher than 90 mmHg.  Hereditary, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, increased salt intake, etc are some of the known risk factors of high blood pressure. Having high blood pressure puts you at risk for heart disease and stroke, which are leading causes of death worldwide. High blood pressure usually does not have any symptoms untill the complications occur. The complications of high blood pressure is usually fatal and disabling. Source: American Heart Association For most people with high blood pressure, a doctor will develop a treatment plan that may include heart-healthy lifestyle changes alone or with medicines. Heart-healthy lifestyle changes, such as heart-healthy eating, can be highly effective in treating high blood pres

The best way to deal with depression and anxiety

Depression and anxiety are way more common than you think. Depression cripples you whereas anxiety incapacitates you. Depression is more than just a low mood – it's a serious condition that affects your physical and mental health. Feeling sad is common. But if you have persistent low mood and lack of interest in otherwise pleasurable activities you might have the symptoms of the depressive disorder. Depression, anxiety disorders, and other mental disorders are getting more common these days. Source: Stats clearly indicate that mental disorders have become an epidemic. But unfortunately, only a small portion of the depressed people actually go to a licensed practitioner and complete the therapy. Often times a person in depression doesn't have enough energy and motivation to see a physician. The person is so drenched in their feelings, that they are overwhelmed with sadness. Most of the tim