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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...

About blood pressure
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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...

vascular health
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The Importance of Treating Vascular Diseases

Several complex vascular diseases range from uncomfortable to severely impacting your life. Vascular conditions affect the circulatory system’s blood vessels, including those diseases that arise in your blood and lymph vessels and those disorders that disrupt your blood flow. Vascular health is incredibly important for all. Different types of vascular diseases can affect the circulatory system...

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 is a Thrombectomy?
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What is a Thrombectomy?

A thrombectomy is a surgical procedure used to break down large blood clots in both arteries and veins. The procedure is done under image guidance by endovascular devices. It helps to maintain perfusion in tissues that have reduced blood flow due to thrombus formation.  What is a Thrombus, and How is it Formed? A thrombus...