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Does High Blood Pressure Cause Headaches?
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Does High Blood Pressure Cause Headaches?

Headaches are prevalent, as many of us deal with them semi-regularly. There are different types of headaches, such as migraine and tension headaches. Many factors can contribute to headaches, including some lifestyle and environmental factors. Additionally, headaches can also develop because of some diseases.  If you have high blood pressure and keep developing headaches, you...

Who is at Risk for a Stroke?
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Who is at Risk for a Stroke?

Your doctor may have mentioned stroke risk before, especially if you have other health conditions. In medical terms, a stroke is a cerebrovascular accident that involves a transient block of perfusion to the brain, resulting in hypoxia (low levels of oxygen) and nutritional deficiency, damaging brain cells. Stroke might also occur because of sudden bleeding...

What Does Working Too Much Do To Your Health?
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What Does Working Too Much Do To Your Health?

Many people have continued to work remotely, while some employees return to the office. Especially for those at home, the work-life balance can be a challenge, meaning you put in extra hours. Others have strenuous job that demands late nights. Whatever the reason, it’s important to note that working long hours can impact your health....

When Should I See a Doctor about my Varicose Veins?
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When Should I See a Doctor about my Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins can be relatively common. In medical terms, they are dilated superficial veins of the lower limb, most commonly due to venous reflux stemming from weakened valvular valves or genetic factors.  For most patients, standing and walking for prolonged periods increases the pressure in the veins of the lower limb resulting in twisted torturous...

What do I Need to Know about High Cholesterol?
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What do I Need to Know about High Cholesterol?

You’ve probably heard about high and low cholesterol, especially regarding food or your health. But what do you need to know about high cholesterol, and why is it important? Cholesterol is a fat-like waxy substance present inside the body. The cells of our body utilize this substance to generate essential nutrients, digestive fluids, Vitamin D,...

What is a Cardiovascular Disease? Tips for Prevention
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What is a Cardiovascular Disease? Tips for Prevention

Cardiovascular diseases include a spectrum of disorders involving the cardiovascular system, consisting of two major components: the heart and blood vessels. Common cardiovascular diseases include: Coronary artery disease (CAD): More commonly referred to as heart failure or myocardial infarction (MI), this condition is about one-third to one-half of cardiovascular disease cases. Cerebrovascular diseases: Examples include...

Signs of blood clot
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What are the Warning Signs of a Blood Clot?

You’ve probably heard of blood clots before or been cautioned that you could be at risk. Especially if you see a vascular specialist, you may know even more about this medical condition. Your body has a vascular system that helps transfer blood from and to the heart. Arteries, veins, and capillaries are three essential blood...