Q? What Causes High Blood Pressure?

While the cause of high blood pressure in most people remains unclear, inactivity, poor diet, obesity, older age, and genetics can all contribute to the development of hypertension.


There are a number of ways you can protect your kidneys and slow the progression of CKD. Good blood pressure control, diet modifications, smoking cessation and if you are a diabetic, keeping your blood sugar in a safe range are all ways you can positively affect your kidney function. In addition, keep informed about your test results, ask questions, and be involved in your treatment plan.You are the most important member of your health care team.

Q? What is dengue fever and severe dengue?

Dengue is a vector-borne disease transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. There are 4 serotypes of the virus that causes dengue. These are known as DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3, DEN-4.

Q? What is H1N1?

The new H1N1 flu virus making headlines is a combination of swine, bird and human influenza viruses, and a subtype of influenza A virus (the most common cause of seasonal flu in humans).

Q? What are the risk factors for hypothyroidism?

If you’re concerned about your risk of developing hypothyroidism, there are two main factors to consider—age and sex. Your chances of being hypothyroid increase with age, and they are greater if you’re a woman. Hypothyroidism occurs primarily in women older than 50.