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What Do I Need to Know about my Blood Pressure?

Anyone who has a doctor’s appointment almost always has their blood pressure taken. You’ve most likely had this experience, but maybe don’t even pay attention to the number. Blood pressure refers to the pressure applied by the circulating blood against the walls of the blood vessels. The normal blood pressure ranges from less than 120...

How Does Smoking Impact Your Heart?
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How Does Smoking Impact Your Heart?

We know that smoking can cause problems across multiple organs, including the heart. In fact, smokers are more prone to develop heart disease than people who do not smoke. Moreover, women who are smokers and are on birth control medications have an increased risk of developing heart disorders. Additionally, when you smoke, you do not...

What You Need To Know About Silent Heart Attack
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What You Need To Know About Silent Heart Attack

A silent heart attack is a heart attack that is associated with no symptoms, few symptoms or symptoms that are usually not associated with a heart attack. In many cases, people do not even realize they are having a heart attack because of the lack of obvious signs, such as intense chest pain. The lack...

Recovering from Heart Attack
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What Does Recovery from a Heart Attack Look Like?

Heart attacks can be incredibly scary for most and require immediate care. After a heart attack, many patients wonder what the recovery process entails. In short: lifestyle changes and medication will likely be necessary. Some patients also choose to enroll in cardiac rehabilitation programs for a faster recovery, depending on if their physician recommends this...

Tips To Quit Smoking
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Tips To Quit Smoking

Many smokers face a common challenge when they want to quit: thinking that they cannot do it or fearing it is an undoable task. However, you can stop smoking if you have the right motivation and help. While it’s no easy task, resources and support groups can help. It’s important not to have the mentality...

Exercise and cholesterol
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How Does Exercise Help Lower Cholesterol?

When diagnosed with high cholesterol, patients are often told to increase or introduce exercise into their daily lives. But how does movement help lower cholesterol?  First, it’s essential to understand the two main types of cholesterol in your body:  High-density lipoprotein (HDL), also known as ‘good’ cholesterol. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL), also known as ‘bad’ cholesterol....

What Hereditary Heart Conditions Should I Be Aware of?
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What Hereditary Heart Conditions Should I Be Aware of?

Some risk factors can increase the chances of you developing certain diseases, such as a sedentary lifestyle, smoking, stress, diabetes, and so on. Unfortunately, even if you are an active person who is completely healthy, your heart may still develop a disease. This development happens due to the genetic predisposition of a specific condition; in...

Vaping and smoking
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Why E-Cigarettes and Vaping are Still a Health Risk

An e-cigarette is an electronic device that heats a liquid present inside it to produce an aerosol, which is then inhaled. E-cigarettes manufacturers advertise them as a safer alternative to regular cigarettes, which is valid to some extent, but it does not mean that they are entirely harmless. The liquid in these electronic cigarettes contains...

Heart Symptoms You Should Absolutely Not Ignore
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Heart Symptoms You Should Absolutely Not Ignore

Many heart conditions are preventable, which means taking care of your heart health is incredibly important. Numerous risk factors exist that make maintaining a healthy lifestyle even more vital. If you have any of the following, you should speak with your doctor about your heart health. Tobacco use Family history Being overweight or obese Age...

How does Alcohol Affect the Heart?
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How does Alcohol Affect the Heart?

How to drink alcohol without causing any health issues has always been a debate. You can eat a healthy diet, be physically active, and sleep well, but you never know how your alcohol intake affects your health if it is unchecked.  There is a close association between alcohol drinking and heart health. Let’s look at...

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