Why do people who drink red wine suffer less from heart disease? Take a look at the French. The French are known for their fat-rich diet – full fat cheeses, meat in butter based sauces and other high-fat foods – statistically however, they have one of the lowest rates of heart diseases in the world. … Continue reading Why do people who drink red wine suffer less from heart disease?
There’s a reason why the American Heart Association reminds us that high blood pressure or Hypertension it’s often called the “silent killer”. Nearly one out of every six people with high blood pressure don’t even know they have it. High blood pressure (hypertension) can quietly damage your body for years before symptoms develop. Roughly half … Continue reading Most people with high blood pressure feel ok
The body controls blood pressure through three mechanisms; Heart rate How much blood the heart pumps with each beat– stroke volume How fast it is for blood to travel around the body – peripheral resistance Doctors often refer to cardiac output when discussion cardiovascular health. This is simply the amount of blood pumped out of … Continue reading How the body controls blood pressure
Those of us who are close to turning 50 or have just turned 50 are probably becoming more aware of our health and changes in our body. Maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle as well as taking care of yourself is the right path for living a long and healthy life. However, it is important … Continue reading Turning 50 and what it means for your body?
Heart disease, or as it is also known – the “silent killer,” is the FIRTS leading cause of death, following by cancer, in America. If you have a family history of heart disease, you are automatically at risk. But it is not a death sentence – by adopting a few simple habits, you can significantly … Continue reading Cardiovascular issues? Here are the 7 habits you must adopt today!
People who suffer from diabetes often develop high blood pressure. High blood pressure in people suffering from diabetes can lead to complications including Stroke Heart disease Kidney disease Eye disease Nerve damage. Good management of blood pressure for people with diabetes is extremely important in reducing the risk of the above complications. Unfortunately, most people … Continue reading Blood pressure and Diabetes
Age is a recognised risk factor when discussing high blood pressure or hypertension. As we age, our vascular system changes. Arteries lose their elasticity consequently in most people blood pressure goes up. In fact , up to 80 percent of people over the age of 65 have measurable high blood presses.This is not really surprising … Continue reading Aging and blood pressure