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14th July 2018
All about Cave disease

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The rescue of the boys trapped in a cave in Thailand for two weeks has held the world agog with anticipation and apprehension. The high-risk rescue mission is over and all 11 boys and their coach have been brought out of the cave. Although they appear to be physically unharmed, another danger looms ahead for them. They are at risk of many diseases that they might have been exposed to during the two weeks in the cave.

One amongst the diseases is Histoplasmosis or ‘Cave disease’ or "spelunker’s lung", as it is popularly known as. Here are some salient facts about ‘Cave disease’ more

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Morning MEDTalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 14th July 2018

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Practice Updates

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Lifestyle changes are a must to prevent hypertension irrespective of guidelines indicating threshold levels
Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to heart attack or stroke and other complications
New Delhi, 13 July 2018: If the new blood pressure (BP) (hypertension) guidelines are adopted, they could increase the number of people identified as having the condition and being recommended for drug treatment, as per a new study. The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) recently released guideline recommendations for hypertension with lower blood pressure values used to define elevated blood pressure, and lower treatment thresholds, than those recommended in current guidelines.

High BP should be treated earlier with lifestyle changes and in some patients with medication - at 130/80 mmHg rather than 140/90- based on new ACC/AHA guidelines for the detection, prevention, management and treatment of this condition.

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