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Heart Health and Hypertension Prevention

Share healthy tips and tricks to prevent and treat heart disease and high blood pressure. Lifestyle changes include exercise, eating a whole food plant-based diet, sleep, mind-body therapies such as meditation, stress management.

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To the layman, cholesterol is something that needs to be controlled. Doctors warn people if their cholesterol levels are high. Statins and other lifestyle changes are recommended to help lower one’s cholesterol levels. Amidst all the acronyms such as HDL and LDL and 250mg/Dl, it’s understandable if most people are confused. This article will shed light…
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117 Stress Management Tips for a Healthy Heart
Managing your stress is imperative to maintaining good health. It has been shown that individuals with high stress levels have a high incidence of heart disease. We’ve all heard stories of people who have had heart attacks due to high levels of stress.When you’re nervous, you feel like you have ‘butterflies’ in your stomach. When…
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11Exercise Tips to Improve Heart Health
Most of us know that exercise is good for our heart and for our health. However, when it comes to making it a habit or exercising effectively, most people drop the ball. Very often, this is due to a lack of knowledge and a few wrong practices. In this article, you’ll discover 6 exercise tips that…
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115 Supplements You MUST Take to Avoid Heart Disease
People often assume that the foods they eat are sufficient to provide them with all the vitamins and minerals that their body needs. In most cases, this is not true because the modern-day diet is high in processed foods, empty calories and fat.Most people just do not have their diet dialed in enough to get…
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115 Risk Factors for Heart Disease and How to Prevent Them
There’s an old proverb – ‘Prevention is better than cure’ and it is especially true when it come to heart disease. While it’s undeniable that some people are predisposed to heart disease due to hereditary reasons, the fact remains that anybody will benefit by avoiding factors that lead to heart disease.In this article, we’ll look…
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115 Foods That Fight Heart Disease
You are what you eat. There’s no other way to say it better. The foods you eat and the foods you avoid will determine the state of your health and how you look and feel.If the foods you consume are high in sugar, saturated fats and mainly processed, your body will suffer inflammation, and you’ll…
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11How A Doctor Knows Your High Blood Pressure Is Affecting Your Heart
Here’s a possible scenario.  You go to visit your doctor for a routine check-up, but you haven’t seen your doctor for a couple of years.  The last time you had a doctor’s visit, you were doing fairly well.  You have diabetes and high blood pressure, but you were controlling your blood glucose well with your…
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One of the most common reasons that people visit the doctor is to make sure they’re not having a stroke or another serious neurological condition. But what if you were able to prevent these things by taking care of your blood pressure? High blood pressure can have detrimental effects on the brain, and it’s important…
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High blood pressure can have multiple effects on the body over time.  It will cause issues such as congestion around organs, hyperviscosity and increased likelihood of blood clots, and damage to blood vessels in key areas of the body.  When blood flow is impeded by narrowing of the arteries, there will be decreased flow to vital…
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High blood pressure can cause significant damage to your kidneys. How does high blood pressure affect the kidneys? Sustained high blood pressure will cause trauma to the small vessels in the kidneys making it more and more difficult for them to perform normal filtration of the blood.  In laymen’s terms, the reason the kidneys break…
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Many people are prescribed medication to treat high blood pressure.  One type of medication that is often prescribed is the diuretic, which is sometimes referred to as a “water pill”.  Diuretics are used to help rid the body of excess fluids and water weight. They work at the level of the kidney to increase the…
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The best time to try to manage high blood pressure is immediately after you become aware that you have the problem.  This will allow you to be more proactive in your management before you have any complications of the condition.  One of the ways to be proactive is by exercising.  If you exercise from a…
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Hello. This is Heart Health Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk about foods and additive that can increase your blood pressure. Consumed by the typical, busy lifestyle, many people are chronically exposed to a host of chemicals that may be causing or contributing to their elevated blood pressure and other health problems. Some of the most common chemicals…
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Caffeine Can Exacerbate High Blood PressureCaffeine is a stimulant found in more than 100 plants that stimulates the central nervous system by blocking adenosine receptors in the brain and influencing neural activity via sympathetic nerve circuits. Caffeine is naturally found in coffee, tea, and other beverages. Many people drink these substances to help them stay…
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Automatic blood pressure monitors are excellent devices to keep track of your blood pressure.  They are easy to use, they allow the measurement of blood pressure to be in your control, and they provide fast readings.  If you are someone that has high blood pressure and you need to know if your measurements are high…
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A stroke is a serious and often life-threatening event where blood flow to the brain is cut off. It can leave you with permanent impairments to your memory, cognitive abilities, speech, sight, facial control, and ability to move extremities. While a stroke may seem to appear with no prior warning, it’s often the result of many…
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Standard high blood pressure treatments include routine exercise, medication, stress management, and proper nutrition. While these methods are by no means outdated and are often still a part of comprehensive health management, additional medicinal treatment is often necessary to achieve optimum improvement. Researchers and healthcare practitioners are always looking for new ways to expand our knowledge of…
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As a soon-to-be parent, whether having their first child or their fifth, the desire is always to experience the healthiest pregnancy possible. However, health concerns like high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, can pose significant risks. Hypertension increases the risk of developing certain pregnancy complications, especially if these issues are left untreated. Understanding the relationship between…
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Many people may know they have high blood pressure, but they don’t understand the risk. They don’t think it’s a big deal, and this attitude will not serve them well when they later discover that hypertension has taken its toll on their body. Without proper blood circulation, damage accumulates in your organs and other parts…
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Though it often goes unnoticed, high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a serious condition. It can lead to many serious complications, such as increasing your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. The best way to prevent your blood pressure from getting too high is to understand the most common causes of hypertension…
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Hello. This is Heart Health Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk about how to lower your high blood pressure with the DASH Diet. You know that your diet can affect your tendency to develop high blood pressure, but how do you know what’s safe to eat and what you should avoid? Is there a simple, easy meal plan tailored…
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Hello. This is Heart Health Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk about 6 types of medications for treating high blood pressure. Once you’ve been diagnosed with hypertension, your doctor may want to prescribe you medication to bring your high blood pressure to a more manageable level. It’s important to know what each of these medications does to understand…
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Hello. This is Heart Health Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk about natural remedies to treat your high blood pressure. Your blood pressure has probably been creeping up over the years, and you’ve probably been told to limit your salt intake. When you see your doctor about your high blood pressure, they’ll likely prescribe you medications that will…
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Hello. This is Heart Health Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk about the most common dangers of high blood pressure. Brief high blood pressure spikes aren’t usually anything to get too concerned over, but if your blood pressure remains high for a long time, you may experience some adverse side effects. Certain resulting issues from ongoing elevated blood pressure…
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Hello. This is Heart Health Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk about how to recognize high blood pressure and its symptoms. High blood pressure is often considered a silent or invisible condition because its symptoms are very mild. But don’t let this fool you. Even though it may feel like you don’t have a problem due to this ‘lack’…
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Hello. This is Heart Health Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk about what can you do to avoid developing heart disease. Heart disease can have serious consequences for your overall health. It increases your risk of having a stroke or heart attack, which can be life-threatening. Luckily, avoiding heart disease doesn’t necessarily need to involve surgical procedures or complex…
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Hello. This is Heart Health Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk about the common types of medications used to combat heart disease. If you’ve been diagnosed with heart disease, you’re not alone. Nearly half of all American adults are affected by cardiovascular disease. So, it’s important to make every effort to improve your heart health and minimize your…
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Hello. This is Heart Health Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk about how to recognize the symptoms of a heart attack. Many people who suffer from heart disease don’t know they have it until they experience a heart attack. Some heart attacks can seem to come out of nowhere, with almost no warning before they occur. However, most have…
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Hello. This is Heart Health Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk about advances in treating cholesterol to manage heart disease. Even though our bodies need cholesterol, too much of the ‘bad’ kind of cholesterol, called low-density lipoprotein (LDL), can cause serious health issues. These include plaque deposits that increase your risk of heart disease, heart attacks, or stroke. Just…
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Your diet plays a huge role in your overall health, especially when it comes to preventing and managing heart disease. Common causes of heart disease, including high blood sugar and high cholesterol, are made worse by a poor diet. If you eat meals high in processed sugar, sodium, and fats, your heart will suffer for it. Therefore,…
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Hello. This is Heart Health Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk about heart disease’s connection to arrhythmias. Normally, your heart beats at a steady pace between about 60 to 100 beats per minute (bpm). However, in some cases, your heart may beat faster, slower, or in an irregular rhythm. This is known as heart arrhythmia. In many cases, a heart arrhythmia is…
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Hello. This is Heart Health Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk about 3 major complications caused by heart disease. If you have heart disease, your heart is less efficient at pumping blood. The blood vessels throughout your body, which facilitate blood flow to various organs, may be damaged as well.These conditions can have significant harmful effects on your heart…
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Modern medical knowledge is constantly improving as scientists work to develop a better understanding of the intricate systems at work in our bodies. This includes how our hearts function and the effect heart disease has on our bodies. As we learn more about the processes that ensure our hearts function properly, heart disease treatments improve. This…
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Hello. This is Heart Health Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk about the 5 major causes of heart disease that you should avoid. So many of the choices you make every day can impact your heart health. Choosing to exercise and eat right every day is a decision that helps keep your heart in good working order, while opting…
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Hello. This is Heart Health Tuesdays! Today, we’ll learn about your heart to prevent heart disease. Your heart is directly involved in supplying all of your organs with the oxygen they need to function properly. Without it, your body would completely shut down. Using the skeletal and muscular systems, the heart pumps oxygen-rich blood throughout the…
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Blood pressure readings are notated as the systolic pressure over the diastolic pressure.  The systolic pressure number is the highest pressure reading when the heart is in a state of contraction.  The diastolic pressure number is the highest pressure reading when the heart is in a state of relaxation.  So, the typical normal blood pressure…
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Hello. This is Heart Health Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk about how smoking causes a rise in blood pressure. As a doctor, I tell my patients that tobacco and smoking causes a rise in blood pressure. There are other factors that will increase your blood pressure such as obesity, lack of exercise, poor nutrition and moderate alcohol…
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Your blood pressure is important to monitor throughout your life. High blood pressure is called the ‘silent killer’ because it usually has no symptoms and increases the risk of kidney failure, heart failure, heart attacks and strokes. There are high blood pressure natural ways to reduce but, before know how to reduce, you should know what…
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Hello. This is Heart Health Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk about homeopathy and blood pressure. Homeopathy is a therapeutic science based on the theory that substances that are able to cause certain symptoms in a healthy person can heal those same symptoms in a sick person. The goals of homeopathy are to diagnose and identify other possible…
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Hello. This is Heart Health Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk about flomax and high blood pressure. Flomax is an alph-blocker, or a special type of medication that blocks the alpha receptors in your body. These alpha blockers, and most notably Flomax, is used to treat men with an enlarged prostate gland, or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The…
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Hello. This is Heart Health Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk about claritin and high blood pressure. High blood pressure is a silent killer. It sneaks up on you and can cause permanent damage before you even know you have it. You have a higher risk of developing kidney failure, heart failure, heart attack and stroke without even…
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What is normal blood pressure for kids? When should your child have his or her first blood pressure check? Is it really that important to track blood pressure over time? These are the questions we’ve heard repeatedly from parents who are concerned about their child’s blood pressure (and rightly so!). This article will give you…
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Hello. This is Heart Health Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk about heart disease risks and prevention. Heart disease is the leading killer of men and women in the United States, and according to the American Heart Association, it kills 1 in 3 women before the age of 70. In fact, heart disease is one of the leading causes…
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Hello. This is Heart Health Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk about hypnosis for lowering blood pressure. I’m always looking for additional treatment and prevention options for my patients, so when I heard about hypnosis, I had to look deeper. For some, hypnosis can be an effective adjunct treatment for those who suffer from high blood pressure.…
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Hello. This is Hypertension Prevention Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk about Allegra and blood pressure. What is Allegra?Allegra is an antihistamine that is popular for use with seasonal allergies. The antihistamine works against the naturally occurring histamine response in your body when you are exposed something your body perceives as an allergen. Allegra appears to have a…
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Hello. This is Hypertension Prevention Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk about blood pressure changes during the day. Your blood pressure is a numerical reading of the amount of pressure needed to push your blood through your body. When that number is too high it puts you at greater risk for kidney failure, heart disease, stroke and cardiac…
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Hello. This is Hypertension Prevention Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk about normal blood pressure for adolescents. As children grow parents tend not to take them for physicals every year or two unless they require sports physicals for school activities. This may be a mistake since, although teens often appear healthy, this is a time in their lives…
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Hello. This is Hypertension Prevention Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk about free blood pressure charts to monitor your blood pressure. Health problems related to blood pressure have become an increasing concern. In the recent past, patients have had to visit the medical centers in order to have their blood pressure levels monitored. However, now it is possible…
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Hello. This is Hypertension Prevention Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk about treatment for low blood pressure. Low blood pressure, or hypotension can be a difficult condition for the healthcare provider to address. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of arteries. With each beat, the heart pumps out the blood into arteries,…
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Hello. This is Hypertension Prevention Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk about possible symptoms of high blood pressure. High blood pressure or hypertension is a condition in which a person’s blood pressure is elevated compared to the normal blood pressure range of most people. There are implications that this condition can be fatal in many people, especially those…
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Hello. This is Hypertension Prevention Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk abou why it pays to use an automatic blood pressure monitor. The introduction of an automatic blood pressure monitor has certainly made it a lot easier for a person to measure their blood pressure. These modern day blood pressure monitors, sometimes referred to as digital blood pressure monitors, are…
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Hello and welcome to Hypertension Prevention Tuesdays! Today, let’s talk about blood pressure medicines. Many people need to take medicine in addition to making lifestyle changes to help keep their blood pressure at healthy levels. Read more about blood pressure medicines. How do blood pressure medicines work?Blood pressure medicines can work several different ways. Blood pressure medicines can…
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Hello. This is Hypertension Prevention Tuesdays! Today we’ll talk about heart failure. Heart failure happens when the heart cannot pump enough blood and oxygen to support other organs in your body. Heart failure is a serious condition, but it does not mean that the heart has stopped beating. Facts About Heart Failure in the United StatesAbout 6.2 million adults…
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Hello. This is Heart Health Tuesdays! Today, let’s talk about the top health threats from high blood pressure that everyone should know. High blood pressure usually develops over time. It can happen because of unhealthy lifestyle choices, such as not getting enough regular physical activity. Certain health conditions, such as diabetes and having obesity, can…
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Hello. This is Hypertension Prevention Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk about low blood pressure. Blood pressure is the force with which the blood pushes against the walls of the arteries. Each time the heart beats, it pumps the blood into arteries, and blood pressure is highest when heart is pumping the blood. This is known as systolic…
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This is Hypertension Prevention Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk about blood pressure in women. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is the most important risk factor for stroke. Blood pressure is the force your blood makes against your artery walls when your heart beats. If this force (pressure) is too high, it can damage your arteries. You are…
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Hello. This is Hypertension Prevention Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk about normal blood pressure for men. Because both men and women have a tendency to suffer from high blood pressure, it certainly makes a lot of sense to find out more about how to keep blood pressure under control. Not only are there an estimated over 65…
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Hello. This is Hypertension Prevention Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk about the causes of low blood pressure. Heart beat, temperature, rate of breathing and blood pressure are vital signs of life. Blood pressure is the pressure of blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. The pressure of blood circulated by the heart is regulated by the response of…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about how heart health can help you manage your diabetes. The number of people diagnosed with diabetes continues to grow, and as each new person is diagnosed with the disease, they must learn how to manage it. Successfully managing your diabetes can thwart long term complications as well…
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Hello. This is Hypertension Prevention Tuesdays! Today, we’ll give you an introduction to normal blood pressure. For quite a long time, the term normal blood pressure meant having blood pressure reading of 120/80 with the first number referring to systolic blood pressure and the second to diastolic blood pressure. Of late, however, the American Heart Association has…
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Hello. This is Hypertension Prevention Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk about components and recommendations of a high blood pressure diet. A person with high blood pressure runs the risk of heart attacks, strokes and other organ damage if the condition is left unmanaged. Managing high blood pressure not only starts with a high blood pressure diet but also…
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Hello. This is Hypertension Prevention Tuesdays! Let’s talk about high blood pressure during pregnancy. Some women have high blood pressure during pregnancy. This can put the mother and her baby at risk for problems during the pregnancy. High blood pressure can also cause problems during and after delivery. The good news is that high blood pressure…
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Hello. This is Hypertension Prevention Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk about effective high blood pressure treatment options. High blood pressure is also called hypertension. This condition can affect vital organs and other conditions of the person negatively. High blood pressure implies that the heart may be overexerting itself, in order to pump blood throughout the body. High diastolic…
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Hello. This is Hypertension Prevention Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk about 5 surprising facts about high blood pressure. What you don’t know about high blood pressure could hurt you. High blood pressure affects nearly half of the adult population in the United States,1 yet many people who have the condition don’t know they have it. Uncontrolled high blood pressure…
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Hello. This is Hypertension Prevention Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk about causes of elevated blood pressure. Blood pressure is the measurement of the intensity of the blood pumping through the human body through the blood vessels and the veins to and from the heart. High blood pressure, as well as low blood pressure, is not ideal for…
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Hello. This is Hypertension Prevention Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk about the dangers of high blood pressure. High blood pressure is a condition in a person in which the intensity of the streaming blood is more than normal in the arteries and blood vessels. There are several causes of this condition, and the symptoms of high blood pressure…
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Hello. This is Hypertension Prevention Tuesdays! Today we’ll talk about low blood pressure, or hypotension. You’ve probably heard that high blood pressure is a problem. Sometimes blood pressure that is too low can also cause problems. Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as the heart pumps blood. It is usually described…
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Hello. This is Hypertension Prevention Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk about high blood pressure medications, what they do, and some of their side effects. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a condition where the heart works harder than it normally should to pump blood throughout the body. The pressure of the blood in the blood vessels is…
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Hello. This is Hypertension Prevention Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk about how to prevent high blood pressure. By living a healthy lifestyle, you can help keep your blood pressure in a healthy range. Preventing high blood pressure, which is also called hypertension, can lower your risk for heart disease and stroke. Practice the following healthy living habits:…
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Hello. This is Hypertension Prevention Tuesdays! Risk factors that can increase your risk of high blood pressure include health conditions, your lifestyle, and your family history.Some of the risk factors for high blood pressure cannot be controlled, such as your age or family history. But you can take steps to lower your risk by changing the…
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Hello. This is Hypertension Prevention Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk about why it makes sense to use a wrist blood pressure monitor. One of the most irritating things about having your blood pressure measured is having to deal with the discomfort involved in using arm blood pressure monitors that more often than not entail having to endure…
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Hello. This is Hypertension Prevention Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk about normal blood pressure ranges. What is blood pressure?Blood pressure is the pressure of blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Arteries carry blood from your heart to other parts of your body. Your blood pressure normally rises and falls throughout the day. What do blood pressure numbers mean? Blood pressure…
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Hello. This is Hypertension Prevention Tuesdays! Let’s talk about the blood pressure monitor. There are several different types of blood pressure monitors available today that can effectively measure a person’’s blood pressure levels. If you have ever visited a hospital or doctor’s clinic you must already be familiar with such devices. A blood pressure monitor (BP monitor), or…
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Hello. This is Hypertension Prevention Tuesdays! Let’s talk about Blood Pressure Chart Readings. High blood pressure increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, two leading causes of death for Americans. High blood pressure is also very common. Tens of millions of adults in the United States have high blood pressure, and many do not have it under control. High blood…
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Hello. This is Hypertension Prevention Tuesdays! Today, let’s talk about digital blood pressure machines and technology. Digital blood pressure machines are clearly taking over. This is because they are designed with better technology that is defining efficiency and convenience. Digital blood pressure machines are hassle free and easy to use no matter where you are. The following…
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https://youtu.be/HV4KQzS3IYI A calorie is a unit of energy. Most foods and beverages contain calories. To lose weight you need to: Eat and drink fewer calories Increase physical activity Combine the two for the best results The foods you eat and the beverages you drink provide energy and nutrients. The basic required nutrients are water, carbohydrates,…
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