What is Hypertension?

Your blood pressure reading consists of two numbers, measured in millimetres of mercury (mmHg): The first indicating systolic pressure (higher number): This is the force at which your heart pumps blood around your body. The second diastolic pressure (lower number). This is the resistance to the blood flow in the blood vessels. Generally, anything between… Read More


Pregnancy, Folic Acid & Multi-vitamins

Emerging evidence suggests that taking multi-vitamins plus folic acid in early pregnancy may significantly reduce the risk of gestational hypertension or pre-eclampsia. But what about folic acid alone? Analysis of data from a large Chinese population based cohort study of folic acid and neural tube defects found overall incidences of gestational hypertension and pre-eclampsia of 9.5%… Read More