Diabetes and Hypertension clinic
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease caused by inherited and/or acquired deficiency in production of insulin by the pancreas, or by the ineffectiveness of the insulin produced. This deficiency results in increased level of blood glucose, which in turn damages many of the body’s systems, in particular the blood vessels and nerves.
There are two principle forms of diabetes:
- Type 1 diabetes (formerly known as insulin-dependent) in which the pancreas fails to produce the insulin. This type develops most frequently in children and adolescents.
- Type 2 diabetes (formerly named non-insulin-dependent) results from the body’s inability to respond properly to the action of insulin produced by the pancreas. Type 2 diabetes accounts for about 90% of all diabetes cases around the world. It occurs most frequently in adults.
Hypertension, commonly referred to as high blood pressure can lead to severe complications and increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and death. A person with hypertension may not notice any symptoms, and it is often called the “silent killer.” While it is undetected, it can cause significant damage to the cardiovascular system and internal organs, such as the kidneys.
At Plexus we offer exclusive treatment to patients suffering with these chronic conditions.