Chronic diseases and being overweight: Hypertension
The relationship between obesity many other chronic diseases like hypertension has been investigated in a large number of cross-sectional population studies and a smaller number of prospective, observational studies. The research findings had indicated that in most populations, blood pressure increases linearly with relative increase in body weight or body mass index. This relationship was evident in all subgroups. This notwithstanding that, the magnitude of the association appears greater in whites than blacks and greater in younger than older persons.
According to the experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury MD, It is estimated that as much as one-third of all hypertension may be attributable to obesity in populations where hypertension and obesity are widely prevalent. Evidence from prospective studies and clinical trials suggests that hypertension in obese patients increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and that drug treatment of hypertension reduces the risk. We will be discussion all the issues relation to heart diseases shortly in our next article. I believe you don’t want to miss this so stay tuned on the link and be the first to know.
Chronic diseases and being overweight: The obese hypertensive
However, it is uncertain whether the risks associated with hypertension and the benefits of treatment are as great in obese hypertensive as they are in lean hypertensive. The effects of weight reduction on blood pressure have been investigated in a small number of randomized, controlled trials involving a total of about 600 participants. Overall, the results of the trials indicate that weight reduction lowers blood pressure over intervals of up to one year. The magnitude of the blood pressure response appears to be directly proportional to the amount of weight loss achieved. However, the latter is inversely related to the length of follow-up. Adequate maintenance of weight loss remains a major problem for the much-needed, long-term trials of the effects of weight reduction on blood pressure and the cardiovascular complications of hypertension.
From the above studies, it is evident that failing to do something is not an option. The attachments of these chronic diseases to overweight and obesity is something that needs urgent attention. That is why doctor Dalal Akoury made a decision and created this medical center (AWAREmed health and wellness resource center) whose primary objective is to transform each individual’s life in very many ways including through increasing awareness about health and wellness alongside empowering each individuals into finding their own inner healing power. We all have a duty to play and on her part, doctor Akoury’s practice focuses on personalized medicine through healthy lifestyle choices that deal with primary prevention and underlying causes instead of patching up symptoms. That means, she is the best you can run to for help in matters like this. If this article is addressing your situation, you can call her on telephone number 843 213 1480 to schedule an appointment for the commencement of your recovery process.