Effectiveness of Early Detection and Intervention

No studies have examined the direct effect of screening on clinical outcomes; however, treating a patient for hypertension detected through screening appears to provide morbidity and mortality benefits. The benefits of screening and treatment depend on the degree of BP elevation and the presence of other cardiovascular risk factors, such as age, gender, lipid disorders, and diabetes. Potential harms from screening include labeling and exposure to the side effects of antihy-pertensive treatment.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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