What Causes High Blood Pressure?

What Causes High Blood Pressure?

Blood pressure is often referred to as the “silent killer.” How much do you really know about this common condition? High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is when the force of blood moving through the arteries is higher than normal. Your arteries carry blood from the heart to your organs and tissues. Most of…

Can Probiotics Help My Heart Health?

Can Probiotics Help My Heart Health?

We all know that a healthy diet can lead to a healthy heart, but can probiotics take a leading role in combating heart disease? They just actually might.  Everyone’s looking to have a healthier heart. After all, a healthy heart is essential to a healthy life. Given that heart disease is the most common cause…

Am I Having a Heart Attack or a Heart Failure?

A heart attack and heart failure may seem similar, but they have some distinct differences. Understanding those differences could help save your life.  It can sometimes feel like all you ever hear about are the dangers of heart disease. That isn’t all that surprising. After all, heart disease — which covers a variety of conditions…

Is More Exercise Better For Your Heart? Maybe.

Regular, moderate exercise is great for your heart health — but some studies indicate that high-intensity exercise may have diminishing returns.  Experts all agree that exercise is good for the heart — but there’s room for debate surrounding how much exercise you need. Time and again, studies show that a regular amount of moderate exercise…

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Study Shows More Americans Have Hypertension

A shocking new study finds that more Americans than ever before are struggling with high blood pressure. Here’s what you need to know. When your heart pumps blood through your veins, the pressure that your blood puts on your arterial walls is called blood pressure. When your blood pressure is too high, it’s called hypertension.…

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How Does COVID-19 Affect The Heart?

New research suggests cardiovascular damage can be a serious complication of COVID-19.  It’s now well-known that COVID-19 primarily affects the respiratory system. However, as doctors and scientists learn more about how the virus affects the body, they’re discovering it also has serious consequences for heart health. A recent study published in JAMA Cardiology revealed that…