An estimated one in three adults have high blood pressure while more than 50 percent of people over the age of 65 have high blood pressure as a diagnosis. Blood pressure is a measure of the force of your blood against the walls of your arteries - the blood vessels that carry blood from your heart to other parts of the body. High blood pressure can lead to the heart having to work harder than normal to pump blood to all the different parts of the body.
The following are some simple tips for you or your loved one to help manage high blood pressure.
Amealya Blake RN, is a dedicated registered nurse with the not-for-profit Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY). VNSNY is the largest not-for-profit home- and community-based health care organization in the United States, serving the five b...View Full Profile
Omega-3 fatty acids – specifically EPA and DHA – are nutrients that help the heart to function optimally and are essential to a healthy life. Adequate omega-3 levels make the heart more resistant to irregular, potentially fatal, rhythm disorders, and below are key benefits they have on your heart health.
Dr. Harris is an internationally recognized expert on omega-3 fatty acids and how they can benefit patients with heart disease. He obtained his PhD in Human Nutrition from the University of Minnesota, and did post-doctoral fellowships in Clinica...View Full Profile
More than half of heart disease is preventable. Healthy habits including quitting smoking, eating a balanced diet, regular exercise, reducing stress, and going to your doctor for regular checkups are essential to preventing heart disease. Here is some quick advice to keep you in optimum heart health.
Sara J. Sirna, MD, is a non-invasive cardiologist at Loyola University Health System. She also is a Professor of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Sirna’s medical interests include women’s heart health, the ma...View Full Profile
Did you know that chocolate, listening to music, and watching comedies can all be prescriptions for a healthier heart? A variety of simple lifestyle changes offer remarkably powerful protection against a heart attack, cutting risk by up to 800 percent. Some of the easy—often enjoyable— actions suggested may surprise or even delight you. Here’s a look at some lifestyle advice that do your heart good.
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Atrial fibrillation, often called “afib,” is an irregular heartbeat, a rapid heartbeat, or a quivering of the upper chambers of the heart, called the atria. Afib occurs because of a malfunction in the heart’s electrical system, and is the most common heart irregularity, or cardiac arrhythmia. According to the Mayo Clinic, afib affects more than 5.1 million people in the United States, and by 2050, the condition may impact the lives of more than 15.9 million. About 350,000 hospitalizations a year in the U.S. are attributed to afib.
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Heart failure is a frightening diagnosis to be faced with. It is a chronic, generally progressive condition that is one of this country’s greatest healthcare burdens. Heart failure can be caused by several different conditions, and the treatment will vary considerably from patient to patient. The clinical pattern will also vary as it can be acute or chronic, or a combination of both. As frightening and debilitating the condition can be, there are ways to manage the disease that can allow for a full and active life.
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Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. What’s more, diabetes and obesity (both of which lead to heart disease) rates have reached epidemic proportions. Yet all three of these conditions can be prevented and even reversed with lifestyle changes that include healthy eating, regular exercise, and stress reduction. The following advice will help guide you on your way to heart health.
For more than 20 years, Brenda Watson, C.N.C., has dedicated her career to helping people achieve vibrant, lasting health through improved digestive function. A dynamic health advocate, she is among the foremost authorities in America today on o...View Full Profile