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Today, chronic diseases are among the most common and economically-significant health problems in Western Europe. Cardiovascular diseases such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and chronic lung diseases such as asthma, are of particular importance. Many affected people do not realize the critical consequences of chronic suffering on their health. At Apomeds, you will find a range of medicines in the field of chronic diseases. We have the top products for treatment of asthma, high blood pressure and high cholesterol in our range, which you can then order online with a follow-up prescription.

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Chronic Diseases and their Effects

Chronic disease primarily means that a disease lasts for more than a year and has been repeatedly treated, but not improved or has come back. It is called chronic if the disease does not heal despite medical measures, or if the cause of the disease is not eliminated. If a disease is chronic, it can only be cured with difficulty if at all. As a rule, the symptoms of the diseases are treated several times a year. Chronic diseases are among the most common diseases, particularly in the industrialized countries. The consequences are often protracted therapies, pain and fear of the future. A chronic condition often contributes to a further deterioration in health. The side effects of the corresponding drugs often cause further ailments and thus a complete disease cycle is often created.

Number 1 chronic disease: High blood pressure

20-25 million people in Britain suffer from high blood pressure. We know that normal blood pressure is vital. A certain amount of pressure is needed to allow the blood to flow through the blood vessels to the organs and tissues. This is caused by the rhythmic pumping of the heart and the resistance of the vascular walls. Hypertension is when the blood pressure is 140/90 mmHg or higher. Even if only one of these values is at its limit, it is called high blood pressure. Unfortunately, this disease causes no pain and often no symptoms. Therefore, chronic hypertension is a gradual process that affects other organs and human health.

The Causes and Consequences of High Blood Pressure

The causes of this widespread disease are manifold. In most cases, it is a combination of several factors: genetic factors, stress, no exercise, poor diet, environmental influences, and food intolerances, diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease or thyroid disease and long-term use of medication. The burden of permanently high blood pressure leads to diseases in the heart, vascular system, eyes and kidneys. It can cause all sorts of serious illnesses, so the patient is really encouraged to change his habits.

High Blood Pressure Medication at Apomeds

Inhibition of the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) by appropriate drugs, is essential in hypertension. Apomeds has found an easy solution for its patients. If you already know which medicine you need, you can order your follow up prescription from Apomeds. It could not be easier. You fill out a questionnaire, which is evaluated by experienced UK-certified doctors, and receive the medication within 24-48 hours of ordering. Medications include;

Lisinopril, Enalapril, Ramipril, Losartan, Candesartan.

Number 2 chronic disease: High cholesterol levels

Cholesterol levels vary from person to person and can only be determined by a comprehensive blood test and complete physical examination, especially of the blood vessels, because each body is different. For one person a value could mean high cholesterol and for another the same value means normal cholesterol, so the entire person has to be taken into account. It also depends very much on the health of the vessels. You can have high cholesterol level but healthy blood vessels, then you have no problem.

The Consequences of High Cholesterol Levels

Deposits in the vessel walls, arteriosclerosis, heart attack, stroke, pancreatitis, fatty liver.

Medications for Lowering Cholesterol in Apomeds

The so-called statins, are a group of cholesterol-lowering drugs. They inhibit an enzyme in the human body called HMG-CoA reductase and are thus called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors or inhibitors. The term, cholesterol synthesis enzyme inhibitor or CSE inhibitor, is also used in this context. Statins are prescription only. If the cholesterol-lowering agent blocks the enzyme, less cholesterol is produced in the cells, with the result that it is increasingly absorbed through food. This lowers the overall cholesterol level and lowers LDL. These drugs also increase the HDL level and thus excess cholesterol is transported back to the liver.

Apomeds has the most frequently-prescribed cholesterol reducers in the program: Simvastatin, Atorvastatin.

Number 3 chronic disease: Asthma

Asthma bronchiale, or asthma for short, is a widespread, serious respiratory disease. The disease can occur at any age and affects five percent of adults and ten percent of children worldwide. In contrast to children, where asthma symptoms are usually allergic and not permanent, 30 to 50 percent of adults endure bronchial asthma as a chronic, inflammatory disease of the respiratory tract and not as an allergy. Both suffer from unpleasant, dangerous shortness of breath. In people with this chronic asthma disease, the bronchial system is permanently inflamed, over-excited, sensitive and in constant readiness to defend itself. As with allergic asthma, the bronchi and bronchioles of an asthmatic are hypersensitive to harmless external stimuli and influences (allergens, smoke, dust) and respond with an extreme defense reaction of the respiratory tract. During an asthma attack, the lower respiratory tract narrows, the mucous membranes in the bronchial walls swell and a lot of persistent mucus develops, which can only be coughed up with difficulty. According to current knowledge, the causes of asthma are psychosomatic problems, genetics and the consequences of environmental pollution.

Medications for the Treatment of Asthma

There are three different types of asthma sprays that use different types of mechanisms to release the drug. These include dosage inhalers (MDIs), MDIs with a spacer that gives more time to inhale the drug, and dry powder inhalers. The most commonly used inhaler is the brown inhaler (prevention) and the blue spray (for asthma attacks and/or prevention).

These include; Atrovent, Pulmicort, Salbutamol, Ventolin.

Chronic Diseases at Apomeds

Apomeds has set itself the goal of promoting health. Experienced UK-licensed physicians will have you fill out an online questionnaire, and you will receive a follow-up prescription for the desired branded drug, depending on your suitability for the preparation. The order arrives within 24-48 hours by post, in neutral packaging.

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