Journal of Hypertension: Open Access

ISSN: 2167-1095

Open Access

Nabil K Elnaggar

Hai Aljamea Hospital, Internal Medicine,
P.O Box 10153, Jeddah 21433
Saudi Arabia

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    Diabetes and Hypertension
    Author(s): Nabil K ElnaggarNabil K Elnaggar

    The prevalence of hypertension is increasing worldwide, with an estimated 972 million adults with hypertension in 2000 that is predicted to grow to 1.56 billion by 2025, while diabetes worldwide prevalence is estimated as 382 million in 2012 projected to reach 592 billion in 2030. Diabetes mellitus and hypertension are interrelated diseases that strongly expose patients to increased risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular and kidney disease. The prevalence of coexisting hypertension and diabetes appears to be increasing in industrialized nations because populations are aging and both hypertension and T2DM (type2 diabetes mellitus) incidence increases with age. A number of possible reasons have been adduced for this coexistence and it is postulated that both diseases share common pathogenetic factors such as insulin resistance, aging, obesity, chronic subclinical inflammatory processes .. Read More»

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