Millions of people in the world have sickle cell anemia, sometimes called sickle cell disease, and at least 100,000 of them live here in the US. A disorder affecting the body’s red blood cells, sickle cell anemia is a genetic disorder in which the body lacks the necessary number of red blood cells to function properly.
Top Risk Factors For Hypertension
For people with hypertension, or high blood pressure, medical alert bracelets are an extra layer of protection against serious complications from a cardiac event. If your blood pressure is high most of the time (that is, not just when you’re nervous at the doctor or have been drinking excessive amounts of caffeine, but high in resting and moderately active states), your doctor will likely run additional tests, measure your blood pressure at various points in the day, and diagnose you with high blood pressure. This means your blood pressure is usually 140/90 or above. Normal blood pressure is 120/80 or below (it can be too low, however, which is also potentially problematic).
Imagine being one of only two or three hundred people in the entire world with your diagnosis.
AND THE WINNER IS . . .
Thank you to everyone who participated in our recent Facebook contest. Many of you left comments on our wall, shared with your family and friends, tweeted the good news, and even posted on your blogs. The lucky winner of this contest is Maria Fitzpatrick. Maria has a wonderful blog that focuses on her weight loss surgery and her journey to become ... formerly fluffy.
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