Category Archives: Peripheral Circulation

Time Taken To Withdraw From Atenolol

Can You Just Quit Atenolol Q: I am a male of 59 years being treated for hypertension at a local government clinic. I have been taking 25mg morning and afternoon of Atenolol for over a year now and my blood pressure has stabilised to 127/60. They have just told me that there will be no […]

Chilblains (Pernio)

Chilblains (Pernio) Injuries caused due to exposure to cold can be grouped under the name Chilblains. There are chiefly two factors that contribute towards this injury- Exposure to cold temperature Poor blood circulation in the parts of the body that suffered Common areas affected include our peripheries. This is so because the peripheries are supplied […]

Inheriting Sickle Cell Anemia Trait

Sickle Cell Trait Q: I was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia as a child. I’m currently 21 and had my first and only child in 2010. Due to my health, the pregnancy was very difficult and the doctors took many precautions. During her first year, my daughter was tested for sickle cell on every single […]

Types of Blood Pressure Medications

Types of Blood Pressure Medications Prescribing an antihypertensive drug to a patient is tricky. This is because the mechanism of action of different antihypertensives is different. An overall assessment of the patients’ health is made first. This includes: Weight, height and age of the person Gender RFT- assessing kidney functions LFT- assessing liver functions Heart […]