Heart Health

Physical And Mental

When we talk about high blood pressure, we often talk about the physical causes, like diet, and the physical effects, like its impact on heart health. What gets a little less attention is the relationship between this physical condition and your mental state. You might know high blood pressure is associated with stress and anxiety, …

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The Best Foods

When you go to the doctor and he tells you you have high cholesterol, it’s probably going to be followed by a list of the foods you shouldn’t really eat. This involves tasty treats like butter, cheese, cookies and cakes, so it’s not really a lot of fun to hear. What you might not realize …

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Bring It Down

You go to the doctor for a regular checkup or because of some minor complaint, and they take your blood pressure. That’s a pretty regular thing. But this time, they tell you it’s too high. What should you do now? The doctor tells you need to bring your blood pressure down. This seems a bit …

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Below Average

Whenever you visit the doctor, whether for a regular checkup or for a specific complaint, there’s a good chance that they will measure your blood pressure. It’s a key part of your overall health and may serve as an early warning that you are at risk of other medical conditions. The ideal blood pressure sits …

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The Good And The Bad

Your automatic reaction when hearing the word “cholesterol” may be a feeling of dread. Isn’t that the thing doctors are always warning you about? That may sometimes be true, but cholesterol is actually a little more complicated than you might think. To start with, there isn’t just one thing called cholesterol. There are different types, …

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A Secret Danger

For all the warnings about high blood pressure that your doctor may pronounce, if you do have what’s properly called hypertension, you might not even know it. It’s pretty rare for high blood pressure to show symptoms, and even when it does, they tend to be fairly mild. If you have severe hypertension, you may …

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Sit Awhile

We’ve all done it. Stood up a bit too quickly and felt that flush of dizziness or faintness that made us unsteady on our feet. You might wonder why that happens. Well, you may be surprised to know it’s often because of what’s called postural hypotension, which is a form of low blood pressure. High …

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