Hypertension, more commonly described as high blood pressure, can often go overlooked. In fact, according to the CDC, hypertension was a contributing factor in more than 490,000 deaths in 2018. Multiple variables affect whether you develop hypertension in your lifetime. As humans grow older, they sometimes develop increased sensitivity to salt. Recent studies have discovered […]
When the brain suffers a stroke, the flow of oxygenated blood is interrupted. This deprives neural cells of that oxygen, and can damage or even kill them. This is the reason stroke victims can lose functions such as the ability to speak or use their bodies the way they did before the incident. A new […]
Statins are prescribed to lower cholesterol levels. They are known as HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. Statins inhibit the enzyme in the liver that synthesizes cholesterol as well as LDL receptors. Statins are used to reduce cholesterol levels and prevent heart attacks and strokes. Recent studies show that statins can reduce recurrent strokes or heart attacks […]
A cerebrovascula accident or stoke occurs when blood supplies to the brain are disrupted. This causes brain cells to die. Some of the causes of a stroke include narrowing of the small arteries in the brain or hardening of the arteries leading to the brain.
Cholesterol is a substance in your bloodstream that is similar to fat that your body uses to produce bile in the liver, to store bile in your gall bladder and to make the cell membrane of every cell in your body. Without cholesterol we could not live, but too much cholesterol is not a good […]
High blood pressure (hypertension) is no laughing matter; it can lead to heart attack, heart failure, vision loss, leg pain, kidney failure, and stroke (TIA) Trans Ischemic Attack.
It is very likely that you had a mini-stroke and did not know about it. A research by the Stroke Association found that 68 percents of people do not know the symptoms of mini-stroke, and those who did said that they would not have done anything about it. No wonder that 128,842 Americans die of […]
It is always gratifying to learn that something we love to eat is actually good for us. Tomatoes are one of the basic foods of Western cuisine and we love them in all shapes and forms. With juicy tomatoes, it is easy to cover our basic requirements for vegetables even if you do not like […]
Exactly what is blood pressure? Every doctor visit begins with blood pressure checks, a shaking of the head or a smile and a pat on the shoulder. What does all this mean? “Your top number is good; the bottom number is a bit off.” Knowing what these numbers mean can actually contribute to your good […]