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Monitoring devices

 



Generaly, most of our products are the health monitoring devices. But in this section of our website, we are gladly present thermometers, stethoscopes and blood pressure monitors.
At this time, different medical devices like mentioned above, are converging to revolutionize self health control at home in the United States. Now it is possible for people to play a greater role in maintaining their own health, and bring to the doctor not only a bad feelings, but numbers which better help to make a diagnose.
It is not instead of professional medical services, but for people who want get more convenience and saving health-care costs. In the nearest future our plans includes intention to bring more self control health monitoring devices for home use. Probably it will be some products for diabetics care, metabolism control and more. Visit our web sites for a new great products. Below we will describe different diagnosis and human health conditions that are required monitoring and where our products could be helpful.

Hypertension.


This is a short guide, designed to give you the basic facts about hypertension, as well as information about available treatments. Since everyone is different, you should talk to your doctor or other healthcare professional about your particular situation and what is best for you. High blood pressure affects 50,000,000 Americans today. It’s a starting fact:

High Blood pressure – one of the major risk factors for heart attacks, stroke and kidney failure – affects 50 millions Americans, more that cancer and heart disease combined. But because it usually has few symptoms or warnings signs, it’s one of the most overlooked health problems.

The good news:
The good news is that high blood pressure can be treated and controlled. Have your doctor check your blood pressure at every visit, even if you have had no blood pressure problems in the past. You should be checked more frequently, however, if you fall in a high-normal range, or if you have a family history of hypertension or stroke. A reading consistently above 130/85 means that your heart has to pump harder than it should to get blood to all parts of the body. This raises your risks of a number of serious diseases, chiefly heart disease and stroke. The higher the pressure, the greater the risk.

What you can do:
If you lower your blood pressure, you lower the danger. Safe and effective steps to take include:
• Eating less fat and calories
• Cutting back on foods that are high in salt
• Having no more than two alcoholic drinks a day • Being more physically active
• Not smoking Your doctor may also instruct you to monitor your blood pressure at home. If you notice any significant frustrations or other changes on readings, call your doctor promptly.

Recent researches suggest two other surprising tactics:
• Eating apples and drinking black tea. Both have compounds called falconoids that keep blood clots from forming and reduce fatty deposits on artery walls.
• Getting a pet. Having a beloved animal companion has been found to cut stress and lower blood pressure. Stress reduction techniques such as yoga, deep breathing and spirituality can also be helpful.

What you doctor can do:
Your doctor can treat you with one or more of these categories of prescription drugs:
• Alpha blockers inhibit the production and effects of adrenaline which constricts vessels to rise. Caution: before taking an alpha blockers, tell your doctor if you have angina, heart or kidney disease, or a history of depression.
• Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors stop production of a chemical in your body that makes blood vessels narrow. As the vessels relax, blood pressure drops. ACE inhibitors are particularly useful for patients who have heart failure along with high blood pressure.
• Ace II antagonists block the chemical Angiotensin II, which can increase blood pressure.
• Beta blockers slow the output of the heart, lessening the force of blood flowing through the arteries. Because they reduce the oxygen needed by the heart muscle, some beta blockers are also prescribed to relieve angina.
• Calcium channel blockers decrease the force of the heart contraction and relax arteries by blocking the entry of small amounts of calcium into the blood vessel walls. This makes it easier for blood to flow. These drugs are also effective against angina.
• Diuretics or “water pills”, act to rid the body of excess fluid and lower blood pressure by decreasing blood volume. There are four types. Thiazides act on the network of tubules that transport urine to the kidneys. Loop diuretics, which are more potent, work where waste products are filtered from the blood. Potassium-sparing diuretics help eliminate water without loosing too much of that essential mineral.

The newest trend in treating high blood pressure is combination therapy. But all drug regimens have cautionary information to take note of. Discuss this information carefully with your doctor.

Diabetes

What you should know about diabetes.
It can make you very thirsty, hungry, irritable and tired. It can blind, cripple - or even kill. Often there are no signs that it is there, but early diagnosis is crucial to managing it and reducing complications from it. "It" is diabetes.

Serious problem.
Diabetes is a serious disease that afflicts approximately 16,000,000 Americans and it is the fourth leading cause of death by disease in the United States. African American people have a 30 to 40 percent higher rate of diabetes, and women get this disease almost twice as often as men. Twenty percent of people over 65 years of age have diabetes and half of this people are never diagnosed.
Diabetes occurs when insulin is not produced or not used properly by the body. Insulin is a hormone that is necessary for sugar in the blood to be taken into the body's fat and muscle cells. In diabetics, blood sugar builds up to dangerously high levels because the cells cannot "absorb" the sugar.
Even though the occurrence of diabetes in the United States is increasing at a rate of almost 6 percent a year, close to one-half of Americans with diabetes don't even know they have it. Could you be one of them?

Types of Diabetes.
There are two types of diabetes. Type I, or Insulin-dependent diabetes, afflicts about 10 percent of American diabetics. Those with Type I diabetes do not produce enough insulin in their bodies. Sometimes called "juvenile diabetes", this type usually develops during childhood and requires insulin injections for survival.
Type II diabetes is far more common, hitting 90% of diabetes suffers un the U.S. This non-insulin-dependent diabetes affects adults and the onset is very gradual. Therapy may involve changes in diet, regular exercise, weight loss and medication.

Symtoms for both types of diabetes.

  • frequent urination
  • unusual thirst
  • rapid weight loss
  • extreme fatigue
  • nausea
  • blurred vision
  • drowsiness
  • itching
  • slow wound healing
  • numbness in the feet
But even with these symtoms, a physician must diagnose diabetes before therapy.

Discipline Means Longer Life
If you are diabetic, knowledge, self-regulation and discipline are keys to managing thid disease and prolonging your life. Sticking to a strict treatment regimen is necessary and diabetics must take care not to forget certain life-saving rules:

  • Closely monitor quantities of therapeutic supplies - such as insulin, syringes, glucose testing equipment - to make sure there are always enough on hand. When traveling, take enough supplies for the trip, plus an extra week's supply.
  • Carry a card and wear a MedicAlert® identification tag indicating your condition.
  • Make sure your family and friends know about your condition and what steps to take in case of diabetic or insulin reaction. An insulin reaction occurs when there is too much insulin in the body. Symptoms include shaking, cold sweat, hunger, headache, confusion, shallow breathing, rapid pulse and weakness. Reactions can be counteracted by taking sugar immediately.
  • Do not give in to the temptations to overeat or binge. Dietary control is absolutely crucial in controlling diabetes. For most adult insulin-dependent patients, total calorie intake each day should fall between 1,400 and 2,700. Adult non-insulin-dependent diabetics need three meals of equal calories a day, with total calories kept low. Your doctor wills tailors your diet to suit your needs.
  • If you are caring for a child with diabetes, remember that your child's increasing calorie needsrequire frequent, carefully regulated meals that are spaced throughout the day to avoid sudden fluctuations in glucose levels.
  • Before taking any OTC medications, consult a pharmacist about sugar-free and alcohol-free medicines that are available without prescription. Sugar and alcohol found in many medications can aggrevate a diabetic condition.
  • Avoid exposing feet to extreme temperature changes and frostbite, which is likely to lead to gangrene in diabetes.
  • Read OTC medication labels carefully and note any warnings listed for diabetic patients.
Information is Key
Diabetics can lead long, satisfying lives with early detection, proper treatment and thorough understanding of their disease and therapy. In this small article we are trying to give you the basic facts about diabetes, as well as information about available treatments. Since everyone is different, you should to get professional advice from your doctor or other healthcare professionals.
 
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