Tagged as Blood Pressure

“If your blood pressure doesn’t come down, we’re going to have to send you to Tampa,” my OBGYN told me as I lay in a hospital bed during the 30th week of pregnancy. I looked at the doctor with a shocked expression on my face and told him, ”It’s too soon.” It wasn’t until that moment I really understood just how dangerous preeclampsia was. A note from our editor:- May is Preeclampsia Awareness Month....
May 19, 2020
High blood pressure is no joke. Nearly -one in three- U.S. adults suffer from hypertension, and only about half are able to keep theirs controlled. Several factors, such as obesity, tobacco use, inactivity and high alcohol intake, can contribute to higher readings, but diet is one of the biggest offenders. Check out this yummy list of foods that might help turn the tide. Diet plays a role in blood...
March 24, 2020
Snoring is a common problem, affecting nearly -90 million adults- in the United States. Of those, approximately 37 million snore on a regular basis, a fact that could indicate a more serious problem or underlying condition, such as sleep apnea. Even if there isn’t a serious condition at play, snoring interrupts healthy sleep patterns, for both the snorer and their partner. Fortunately, there are things...
March 24, 2020
"Okay, take deep breaths," my mom used to tell me when I was scared. But I've also heard this advice given by doctors, friends, spouses, and anyone trying to help someone who is struggling. It turns out, this is solid advice — and it's not just a distraction technique, it's science. Taking slow, deep breaths can actually calm the brain when it goes into overdrive, and it can also help regulate other...
March 13, 2020
Body mass index- (BMI) can be a helpful tool in determining some aspects about health, but it has its limitations. The measurement isn’t always accurate about estimating weight, especially in individuals who are particularly muscular or lacking in muscle tone. BMI calculations aren’t very reliable when it comes to predicting diabetes and heart disease, either. There are much better measurements for...
March 4, 2020
The time of day -blood pressure pills- are taken could determine how effectively they work. In fact, research has found that taking hypertension medication at the proper time could dramatically decrease the risk of death, cardiovascular disease and circulatory issues. That’s right! Something as simple as changing the time of day of medication ingestion could vastly improve health outcomes and reduce...
February 24, 2020
Body mass index-, or BMI, is a tool for estimating a person’s body composition. High percentages of body fat can indicate higher risks for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea and other weight-related conditions. But BMI is just one of several numbers to consider when looking at a person's health. Consider: a person is relatively thin, their BMI is normal, and yet they have high blood pressure....
December 26, 2019
Beets have earned a reputation as being a very healthy food. They have an impressive nutritional profile and offer many health benefits. Beets are high in the essential minerals potassium and manganese, the B vitamin folate, immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber, vitamin B6 and betaine. Once you learn a little more, you just might be ready to pour yourself a glass of beet juice! - Just Some of The Many...
November 5, 2019
Their deep, saturated red will make you sweat. Their thick stems are seductively plump. Their green, leafy tops are vibrant and tasty. What vegetable could we possibly be talking about? - The beet - Beets certainly don’t have a rep as the sexiest of all vegetables, but when you take their health benefits into account, they begin to look more and more attractive. These root vegetables have been around...
September 9, 2019
When a stroke hits, so begins a race against the clock to restore circulation and normalize fluid pressure in the brain. Brain damage can begin if the problems aren’t resolved -within minutes-, and severe damage can be long-lasting and even permanent, if not deadly. A new treatment may be able to normalize brain pressure and reduce potential damage. Ischemic strokes cause brain damage because of two...
June 24, 2019