Posts Tagged ‘high blood pressure’

Hearing Loss As You Age, What You Can Do About It

Hearing loss is often a part of the aging process. A decline might be due to genetic factors, the aging process itself, or perhaps long-term noise exposure.   Studies have shown that hearing loss declines slightly in adults between the ages of 20 and 60. After age 60, 39 percent of adults have trouble hearing…

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New Cholesterol Guidelines Welcomed By Physicians, Clinicians

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The new cholesterol guidelines designed to decrease LDL (bad) cholesterol levels were recently issued by the American Heart Association (AHA). The cholesterol guidelines were last revised in 2013. In addition, these new guidelines have also been approved by the American Diabetes Association.       New Cholesterol Guidelines: What Are They? Of course, a healthy…

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Eat Healthy This Holiday Season: It Can Definitely Be Done

Eat healthy this holiday season, it can be done, no joking.  None other than the National Institutes of Health has just published a set of eating guidelines that is healthy and delicious. Eating healthy is important for all age groups an especially for senior citizens, who may already be dealing with one or more chronic…

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Dementia 10 Year Study Offers Strategies To Reduce Risk

Dementia is a devastating disease that as it progresses, can devastate a person’s life. Every 3 seconds a new case of dementia is diagnosed, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).   Dementia is characterized by cognitive impairment, such as inability recalling memories, solving problems, and reasoning logically. The biggest risk factors are aging, stroke, and high blood pressure.    …

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Nordic Diet, What It Is, How It Works, Why People Love It

The Nordic diet is the latest health food diet craze sweeping through the United States. This diet is based on the traditional cuisine found in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, the Scandinavian countries. Nutritionists believe that the Nordic diet is one of the healthiest ways to eat. Indeed, obesity rates in Northern Europe are…

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AFib (Atrial Fibrillation) Diagnosis Now Improved With New Digital Monitor

AFib (atrial fibrillation) is a quivering or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure, and other heart-related complications. Right now at least 2.7 million Americans are living with AFib. Normally, the heart contracts and relaxes to a regular beat. In AFib, the upper chambers of the heart (the atria) beat…

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Family Health History, Why Your Doctor Needs To Know It

Family health history can be critically important for a doctor to know. It sets a baseline from which your doctor can more accurately diagnose what and why something is bothering you. And it does help to more effectively design a treatment protocol that will help you. Our health comes from both our genes and our…

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Potassium: What It Is, How It Works, Why You Need It

Potassium is a naturally-occurring mineral and key nutrient for good health. Your nerves and muscles need it to function properly. It supports digestive and kidney health, regulates blood pressure, and helps build strong bones. In addition, is also important for your heart. It is found in a wide range of foods, especially fruits and vegetables such…

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Blurry Eyes: What It Can Be Saying About Your Health

Blurry eyes might indicate that your eyes are tired, or may need new eye glasses. But, it may also be telling you that you might have a major health problem.   Blurry Eyes: Time To Check Your Eye Glasses When your eyeball is shaped more like an egg than round, or your cornea or your…

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Sugar: The Silent Killer You Have To Give Up To Stay Healthy

Sugar consumption is at an all time high. Refined sugar in the form of sucrose and high fructose corn syrup is found in nearly all processed foods ranging from ketchup to coffee creamers. Excessive amounts can result in chronic illness such as Type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke. Here are several ways…

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