Heart Health

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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It’s In The Blood

There are lots of reasons it’s important to exercise regularly. It makes pretty much every part of your body stronger and healthier and reduces your chances of developing various medical conditions. One of the many benefits of exercise can be helping to lower your cholesterol if it’s too high. We all have cholesterol and we …

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High Blood Pressure

One of the conditions most commonly associated with aging is high blood pressure – or hypertension, to give it its proper name. There’s actually a range of factors that can increase your likelihood of hypertension, and because high blood pressure on its own rarely shows symptoms, you may want to know whether you’re at risk. …

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Don’t Drop

Low blood pressure, or hypotension, probably doesn’t get as much attention as its cousin, hypertension (high blood pressure). However, that doesn’t mean it’s not a significant condition that can have some major effects on the body that you may need to look out for. There’s only one way to find out whether you have hypotension, …

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