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Definition Bleeding refers to the loss of blood. Bleeding can happen inside the body (internally) or outside the body (externally). It may occur: Inside the body when blood leaks from blood vessels or organs Outside the body when blood flows through a natural opening (such as the vagina , mouth, or rectum) Outside the body when blood moves through a break in the skin Alternative Names Blood loss; Open injury bleeding Considerations Always seek emergency assistance for severe bleeding, and if internal bleeding is suspected. Internal bleeding can rapidly become life threatening, and immediate medical care is needed. Serious injuries don't always bleed heavily, and some relatively minor injuries (for example, scalp wounds ) can bleed quite a lot. People who take blood-thinning medication or who have a bleeding disorder such as hemophilia may bleed excessively and quickly because their blood does not clot properly. Bleeding in such people requires immediate medical attention. Direct pressure will sto...
Hypertension or high blood pressure is a highly life-threatening disease that affects thousands of Americans daily. The disease is generally detected/diagnosed during regular checkups with your primary physician. Many people are at risk simply because they live unhealthy lifestyles. Today I will talk about an uncommon type of high blood pressure that irritates the veins called "portal hypertension."
The portal vein is responsible for delivering blood to the liver from the digestive organs. When there is an increase in the pressure inside this vein, a condition called portal hypertension occurs. A severe blockage of the blood flow traveling through the liver causes such pressure. More so, the overwhelming stress in the portal vein induces large veins to develop across the esophagus and stomach. The large veins or varices are used to bypass the blockage.
Although there are limited causes for this condition, the symptoms and complications are vast. Most often, portal hypert...
Today I would like to review some of the primary causes of High Blood Pressure .
In most cases, there is no clear cause of high blood pressure. The term “essential hypertension” is used in these instances. Doctors can often treat the high blood pressure but never cure it. However, there are some causes of high blood pressure which can not only be treated, but also be cured.
The body sometimes needs to increase blood pressure to maintain adequate flow of blood to the brain and other vital organs. For example, if the kidneys sense a decrease in blood flow they assume it is due to low blood pressure. The kidneys then produce a hormone to elevate the blood pressure. In reality, the cause of decreased blood flow may have nothing to do with low blood pressure at all. A blockage in the pipes through which the blood is delivered to the kidneys (renal arteries) may cause less blood. The kidneys may thus raise blood pressure unnecessarily. This type of high blood pressure is difficult to treat...
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