Archive for May, 2012
The health problem of diabetes has been linked with a variety of conditions and high blood pressure is one of them. Many of the complications of this medical condition are associated with high blood pressure. In fact, the rise in blood pressure aggravates most of these problems and is one of the causes of diabetes. The blood pressure should not rise above 130/80 for the health to remain stable. A normal blood pressure has an influence on maintaining blood sugar levels. All these facts help us understand the problems that could occur if the level of blood pressure rises. However, what happens when high blood pressure is over treated? Yes, over-treatment of this condition also is not good for the patients. Let us find how.
Effects of Over-treating High Blood Pressure in Diabetes
The treatment of high blood is necessary to prevent any possible health risks however, overdoing it could be hazardous. If the blood pressure drops too low, patients could suffer from dizziness. The person might also start feeling weak. Such a condition is not at all considered good for the health. In few cases, the patient suffers from a condition of dry mouth. A balance has to be maintained and such a treatment disrupts that balance. Dr. Eve Kerr who is associated with the University of Michigan and Department of Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System expressed her views on this topic. According to her, there are patients who initially need to be treated with high blood pressure medications. However, later on such a treatment is not required. Putting such patients on medications associated with high blood pressure could pose health problems. The research conducted by Dr. Kerr confirmed that between 3-20% diabetic veterans were over-treated for high blood. This research was reported in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The percentage of patients being over-treated differed from one hospital to other.
There is another aspect of the problem of over-treatment of high blood pressure. According to the predefined or pre-set guidelines, there is not such limit being set on the lower level of blood pressure. It is makes the situation a bit confusing because doctors who prescribe high blood pressure treatment cannot determine whether a particular limit is low or not.
These studies conducted by doctors provide an insight into the treatment measures that are currently followed. Understanding prevalent treatment measures should provide an opportunity to make improvements in them. The patients suffering from diabetes should take the matter of low blood pressure seriously.
Controlling the level of glucose in blood in diabetics is crucial from the point of preventing the development of mood disorders. The fluctuations taking place in the levels of glucose in blood can lead to a number of complications. Development of psychological and mood disorders in diabetics is one of them. Neglecting such problems can have grave consequences. Amongst the different psychological disorders associated with diabetes, the problem of depression is most pronounced. The other psychological problems include anger and anxiety.
Dr. Satish Garg from the University of Colorado Denver opines that studying the relationship between mood disorders and diabetes should help in obtaining an in-depth understanding of the subject matter. This could further boost the research on finding effective means and treatment measures for tackling this health issue. Tim Wysocki from Jacksonville, Florida too has expressed similar ideas on the topic in his write-up presented in the journal named ‘Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics’.
If the glucose level in the body is not controlled in a timely manner, severe complications may develop. One thing that researchers are still in doubt is whether mood disorders are responsible for causing diabetes or the process actually takes place in the reverse manner. There is no doubt whatsoever on the matter that psychological disorders like depression lead to a myriad form of complications like worsening of diet, decreased physical activity, rise in micro & macro-vascular complications, inclination to bad habits like smoking, etc. The research conducted by scientists at the University of Colorado Denver has brought one thing to the fore i.e. diabetes coupled with mood disorders leads to a deadly combination of health issues. It is therefore, of utmost importance to find possible solutions for dealing with these health problems.