What Makes High Blood Pressure so dangerous?

What Makes High Blood Pressure so dangerous

What is hypertension? – To simplify it, blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the arterial walls. When this force becomes too high, the heart has to work much harder to fulfil its duties, this state of high blood pressure is known as “hypertension”. It can lead to various health issues; some of [Continue Reading]

Diabetes & High blood Pressure

Diabetes & High blood Pressure

People with diabetes are more likely to also have high blood pressure or hypertension. High blood pressure can increase the risk of diabetes complications such as diabetic eye and kidney problems. Managing blood pressure will be a part of a person’s overall diabetes care plan. Diabetes and high blood pressure complications Diabetes also affects the [Continue Reading]

How does eating a simple sweet create a cascade of inflammation to make you sick?

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Imagine spilling syrup on your keyboard and you have a visual of what occurs inside the cell. When we consume simple carbohydrates such as sugar, blood sugar rises rapidly. In response, your pancreas secretes insulin whose primary purpose is to drive sugar into each cell where it is stored for energy. If the cell is [Continue Reading]

3 Diet Tips to Prevent Heart Disease

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The incidence of obesity continues unabated at epidemic levels as people suffer from a wide array of degenerative diseases including heart disease which kills more people than any other affliction. New researched showed that westerners consumed 331 more calories a day in 2013 compared to thirty years ago. Those additional calories translate to an additional [Continue Reading]

Easy Ways to Lower Cholesterol and Reduce Blood Pressure

1. Get Trim Losing as little as 5 to 10 percent of your body weight can result in better blood pressure, lower risk for diabetes and improved cholesterol levels, according to various research studies. 2. Cut Back on “Bad” Fats In place of fried chicken wings, choose grilled chicken strips with low-fat dipping sauces. Other [Continue Reading]

High Blood Pressure Quick Tips

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1. Wash Excess Sodium down The Drain Most of the sodium in our diets—approximately 77%—comes from prepared or processed foods, but sometimes using convenience items, like canned beans and tuna, can make it easier to eat more healthfully. The good news: rinsing those canned foods will remove much of their sodium. 2. Spice It Up [Continue Reading]