Posts Tagged ‘hypertension’

Heart Rate and Blood Pressure: What’s the Difference?

Your heart rate, also known as your pulse, refers to the number of times your heart beats per minute. Your blood pressure, on the other hand, is a measure of how forcefully your blood flows through your veins. If you think these two measures are the same, you’re not alone. But you’re not correct, either.…

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Top 10 Chronic Medical Problems in Older People

As we age, it becomes more difficult to stay healthy. According to the National Committee on Aging, 80% of seniors have at least one chronic medical condition; 68% have more than one. What issues are seniors likely to have? Here are the top 10 chronic medical problems in seniors, as determined by Medicare records: 1.…

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The Facts about High Blood Pressure

Facts about High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, known medically as hypertension, is known as “the silent killer” for good reason. Silent, because it has no symptoms, even as it ravages the arteries, the heart, the brain, the kidneys, and even the eyes. A killer, because approximately half of adults with untreated hypertension will die of heart disease; approximately one-third…

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Indoor Temperature: A Risk Factor for Hypertension

Most people will be turning up their thermostats in the coming days and months. But according to British researchers, a warmer house does not just protect us from the colder weather. It also protects us from high blood pressure. A study published in the Journal of Hypertension, shows a strong link between a cooler home…

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What Are “Vital Signs”?

The term “vital signs” refers to a checklist of four measurements that give a snapshot of a person’s overall health. These measurements are body temperature, heart rate, respiration rate, and blood pressure. Vital signs are usually checked during every medical exam. Body Temperature Body temperature is the most familiar of the four vital signs, since…

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Personality Traits Can Really Do Harm To Your Health

Personality type can give you health advantages or make you more likely to get diseases such as heart disease or stroke. Traits can determine how healthy we are. How stressed or angry you are, and how you interact with the world, depends on your personality style. And it is going to affect your health. For…

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High Salt Consumption Hypertension Not Reversed With Healthy Diet

High salt consumption can lead to high blood pressure even when countered with a healthy diet of  fruits and vegetables. In a recent study, researchers found that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables did not prevent high blood pressure caused by  eating too much salt. Dr. Jeremiah Stamler and colleagues recently reported their results in the journal Hypertension.…

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