How to take blood pressure

Taking a person’s blood pressure can sometimes be quite a complex procedure with quite a number of different factors being taken into consideration. These include alcohol, before having your blood pressure taken you should not consume any alcoholic beverages. If alcohol is taken, this can cause the blood pressure to become raised therefore giving a false reading. A blood pressure is taken using an instrument called a sphygmomanometer. If the reading is to be correct, at least two readings should be taken at an interval of two minutes and the average value is to be used as the specific value of blood pressure.

Dangers of High Blood Pressure

When therapeutic management related precautions are not adequately undertaken in the management of high blood pressure, the patient becomes vulnerable to many kinds of clinical problems. The pathogenic effects of this increased blood pressure in any person depend on the type of organ affected in their body. The dangers of high blood pressure get more complicated by the presence of concurrent diseases and hence, the different diagnosis becomes very difficult for the doctor who is treating these hypertensive patients.

Childhood Obesity

Along with the increase of obesity in adult, childhood obesity is on the rise. Around 15.5 percent of adolescents in the United States, aged 12 to 19 are obese. Even more alarming, about 15.3 percent of children ages 6 to 11 are obese. These children are developing Type II Diabetes and high blood pressure at an early age. They are placing themselves at increased risk for heart disease and other obesity-related diseases.


Obesity is a disease that affects approximately 60 million people in the United States, and women are especially affected. Over one-third of women between the ages of 20 and 74 are obese, the majority of them being African American or Mexican American. With more and more pre-packaged food and less and less activity, the number of obese people in America has steadily increased since the 1960s. But what is obesity? Many people think obesity means that a person is overweight, but thats not exactly true.

Squamous Cell Lung Cancer [An Introduction]

Squamous cell lung cancer is one of the pulmonary neoplasms that are not benign and hence, always-additional clinical emphasis is being given whenever a patient affected with this type of pulmonary neoplasm is presented to the thoracic specialist or the oncologist. It is to be understood that squamous cell lung cancer is epithelial in origin. As for the development is concerned, this type of neoplasm bears no limitations in the growth or spread within the different lobes of lungs.

Metastatic lung cancer

Metastatic lung cancer is the form of cancer that has spread to the lungs from other parts of the body. In a Metastatic lung cancer the cancer in other parts like breast, colon, prostrate, and bladder spread to the lungs through the bloodstream and form cancerous growth in the lungs. This type of cancer in the lungs is called the Metastatic lung cancer. Thus a cancer that has spread to the lungs is said to have metastasized to the lungs.

Staging Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

This type of tumour may have many stages because it grows more slowly than small cell lung cancer. Occult Stage: Cancer cells are found in sputum at this stage, but no tumour can be detected in the lung. Lung cancer found at this early stage is often cured by surgery. Stage 0: Cancer is found just in a local area of the lung and only in a few of the cells.

Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

Nonsmall cell lung cancer is more widespread than small cell lung cancer, and generally it grows and spreads more gradually. The remaining lung cancers are all non-small cell (NSCLC). There are three sub-types of NSCLC. The cells in these sub-types fluctuate in size, shape, and chemical make-up. Squamous cell carcinoma: About 25% - 30% of all lung cancers are Squamous cell carcinomas. They are linked with a history of smoking and tend to be found centrally, near a bronchus.