3 SILENT KILLERS:

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

HARDENING OF THE ARTERIES

DIABETES

Have you seen your doctor lately? Do you have a primary care physician? High blood pressure and diabetes are known as "silent killers" because a lot of the time people have these conditions, but, if they are not seen by their doctor for regular checkups, they do not know that they have them. That is, these conditions normally do not cause any symptoms until they are well-advanced and have caused irreversible damage to your internal organs. Your doctor can check you for these conditions. If treated early enough, you may be able to prevent permanent damage to your internal organs.

If you have any of these conditions, and do not get treatment, you can cause permanent damage to your kidneys and to your heart. You may end up having a sudden heart attack, stroke, or coma. If you survive long enough, your kidneys may stop working and you may then need to go on dialysis. A little prevention can prevent a lot of medical problems years from now. Some premature deaths due to these conditions are preventable. Have a primary care physician and see your doctor regularly.

For more information:

Diabetes

Hypertension and Cardiovascular Health

General Health