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Category Archives: Heart disease

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Could You Have Masked Hypertension?

Written by Courteney

Posted on February 18, 2017 at 12:30 am

Approximately a third of American adults suffer from hypertension (a whopping 75 million people). Some may not even be aware they have the condition. Just because your blood pressure readings are okay at the doctor’s office doesn’t mean you’re in the clear. There are two phenomena that result in inaccurate blood pressure readings at the doctor’s office: one is called ‘masked hypertension’, and its opposite is called ‘white coat hypertension’. Today we’re going to investigate ma .......

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Tips For A Healthier Heart (Part 2)

Written by Courteney

Posted on February 16, 2017 at 12:57 am

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, claiming over 610,000 lives annually. It is important that we all do everything we can to help lower our individual risks of developing heart disease. We looked at some heart-healthy tips in our last post, now let’s take a look at the rest: Put Out That Cigarette For Good! You’re well aware of how damaging smoking can be to the lungs, but did you know it can be just as bad for your heart? Smoking damages the walls of your .......

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Tips For A Healthier Heart (Part 1)

Written by Courteney

Posted on February 15, 2017 at 12:38 am

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, claiming over 610,000 lives annually. Because of the alarming statistics, it is important that we all do everything we can to help lower our individual risks of developing heart disease. Some factors cannot be prevented or changed, but some of the things you can do to lower your risk include: Trim The Fat We are all a little guilty of having too much fat in our die .......

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15 Foods That Can Worsen High Cholesterol

Written by Courteney

Posted on December 17, 2016 at 10:40 pm

Cholesterol is a waxy substance produced by lipids in the bloodstream that helps the body build healthy cells, but when cholesterol levels raise too high, this waxy substance starts building up in your arteries and can lead to cardiovascular disease. It is important for those with high cholesterol to make lifestyle changes that can help lower the numbers. Making dietary changes is an important step in lowering cholesterol. Foods That Can Raise Cholesterol Some foods that can contribute to high c .......

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10 Types of Cardiovascular Disease

Written by Courteney

Posted on November 5, 2016 at 10:17 pm

According to the CDC, heart (cardiovascular) disease is the leading cause of death in American for both men and women, causing over 600,000 deaths annually. There are many types of heart disease, 10 of the most common are: Ischemic heart disease often results in a partial blockage caused by a lack of oxygenated blood to .......

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Know The Symptoms of a Heart Attack so You Can Act Fast

Written by Courteney

Posted on November 5, 2016 at 10:11 pm

A heart attack, also known as a myocardial infraction, occurs when the supply of oxygenated blood to the heart is cut off or drastically reduced. This happens because of artherosclerosis, a build up of plaque on the artery walls which leads to narrow, hardened arteries and sometimes complete blockages. Heart disease is th .......

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20 Conditions That Are Linked to Obesity

Written by Courteney

Posted on October 10, 2016 at 6:05 am

Obesity occurs when a person’s weight is over 20% higher than the healthy range for their height, or a person who has a body mass index of over 30. People who are obese have excess body fat than puts them at higher risk of developing many health complications such as heart disease or type 2 diabetes. .......

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5 Causes of Fluid Retention

Written by Courteney

Posted on October 10, 2016 at 5:56 am

Fluid retention, medically know as edema, is a type of swelling that occurs when something malfunctions in the body and causes a build up of fluid in the tissues. We’ll be checking out 5 of the most common causes of edema today: Lymphatic problems – Because the lymphatic system is responsible for draining fluid .......

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Heart Matters – OTC Meds That Can Exacerbate Heart Problems

Written by Courteney

Posted on September 17, 2016 at 11:37 am

If you’ve been diagnosed with hypertension (high blood pressure) or a type of cardiovascular disease, you have to live strategically to ensure a long and healthy life. That means making changes such as avoiding certain foods, getting more exercise, limiting drinking and smoking, but the .......

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Heart Matters – 40 Important Questions to Find Answers For (Part 2)

Written by Courteney

Posted on September 9, 2016 at 10:28 pm

If you have a heart problem (or recently suffered a heart attack) and have an upcoming appointment with your family doctor or cardiologist, it is important you ask the appropriate questions that will help you learn more about your condition and overall health. The answers to these questions will help you better understan .......

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