Category Archives for High Blood Pressure

Energy Drinks and Your Heart’s Health

You might be wondering if energy drinks have a negative effect on your heart. Read on to see the relationship between energy drinks and your heart’s health. Energy Drinks have been on the rise over the past decade. About 30% of Americans ages 12 through 17 drink energy drinks daily! That’s almost 1/3 of America’s […]

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DOT Blood Pressure Requirements

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So, your DOT physical is coming up and you need to make sure your blood pressure will pass the test. The DOT has rigorous requirements for blood pressure, and you can’t afford to not get the certification you need. Let’s dive into the DOT exam, blood pressure, and what you can do to lower your […]

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Researchers Find a Way to Measure Blood Pressure with a Selfie

Being able to measure blood pressure with a selfie video sounds like science fiction—but research done in China and Canada shows that it is possible. The Study At the University of Toronto, Kang Lee, a developmental psychologist, and postdoctoral researcher Paul Zheng developed a way to measure blood pressure using the light captured from a […]

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Intense Blood Pressure Treatment Can Prevent Memory Decline

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Are you worried about memory decline? There may be something you can do to help prevent it: lower your blood pressure.   In recent years, research has focused on the link between blood pressure and cognitive decline. These include memory loss, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease. Unfortunately, there is no standard treatment […]

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Aspirin for Heart Health, Should You Take It?

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For many years, has been used for headaches and minor pains. However, some people also use it to prevent cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and strokes. According to new studies, however, the effectiveness of aspirin against cardiovascular disease may not be as great as we once thought. The American Heart Association and American College […]

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Can a blood test predict cardiovascular disease?

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Dr. Christie Ballantyne believes that “if the first time you find out that you’re at risk for heart failure is when you actually start getting short of breath and you end up in the hospital, you probably have advanced heart disease already, and it is going to be harder to treat than if that person […]

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Statins Fail to Help People Reach Their Cholesterol Goals

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According to a new study, statins prescribed for cholesterol are not working half the time: 50% of all people taking the heart disease drugs are left just short of reaching their cholesterol goals within two years. Statins are drugs prescribed by doctors to help lower cholesterol levels and for the prevention of heart disease. By […]

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Why Are So Many Blood Pressure Medications Being Recalled?

Note: several high blood pressure medications have been recalled by the FDA. However, DO NOT STOP taking your blood pressure medicine without contacting your doctor.* Recalls for dozens of medications that treat high blood pressure began in July 2018 and is continuing today with more pharmaceutical companies taking these drugs off the shelves earlier this […]

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What to Do for Your Heart in Your 40s

Heart Health in Your 40s

On average, in the United States, coronary artery disease (CAD) will take a life every minute this year. Heart disease is responsible for about one out of every three deaths in the United States. When a 70+ year old has a heart attack or dies from heart related issues, it is so common it gets […]

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How to Avoid a Heart Attack

How to Avoid a Heart Attack

It’s estimated that an American has a heart attack every 40 seconds! However, tens of thousands of Americans survive heart attacks each year. The CDC’s latest statistics show that every year approximately 735,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these people, 525,000 are first heart attacks, with 210,000 of this group having already had a […]

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