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Type 2 Diabetes - An Oral Drug That May Protect Against Heart Failure As Well As Lower Blood Sugar

19 October 2018
: Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) is an SGLT2 inhibitor, given in the form of a pill for people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and is used along with diet and exercise and sometimes with other medications. It works by making the kidneys secrete more sugar into the urine. According to a study reported on in October of 2018 in the journal Cardiovascular Diabetology, the drug is also helpful for treating heart failure, one complication of Type 2 diabetes. Read more

Type 2 Diabetes - High Blood Pressure in the Lungs Linked With Diabetes

18 October 2018
: Blood leaving the heart via the arteries supplies oxygen to the cells throughout the body and picks up carbon dioxide. It returns from its tour of the body in the veins, from where it goes through the right side of the heart. The right side of the heart pumps blood through to the pulmonary artery to the lungs, where it picks up oxygen and begins its trip again. When blood pressure in the pulmonary artery is too high, it is called pulmonary hypertension. Pulmonary hypertension strains the right side of the heart, which can then lead to heart failure. Read more


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