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Understanding high blood pressure

2018-11-01T09:41:33+00:00

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a medical condition that over time can lead to serious and potentially life-threatening complications. Blood pressure is the amount of force that the blood places on the walls of your veins and arteries as it moves through the body. When it’s too high, it can put stress on the arteries and ultimately damage them. The complications that are related to high blood pressure include heart disease, stroke and kidney failure, among others. An ideal blood pressure reading is to have a systolic pressure, or top number, of less than 120, and a diastolic pressure, or [...]

Understanding high blood pressure 2018-11-01T09:41:33+00:00

Top 10 Tips to Lower Cholesterol

2016-05-17T08:40:25+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] 1. Attain and maintain a healthy body weight Do a simple calculation of your body mass index (BMI) at home: divide your weight (in kilograms) by your height (in meters) squared. A value between 18.5 and 24.9 indicates that you have a healthy weight, where any value above 25 indicates that you are overweight. Overweight people tend to have higher LDL (bad) and lower HDL (good) cholesterol levels and thus are at increased risk. Obesity is indicated by a BMI of 30 or more. [et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] 2. Replace saturated (unhealthy) fats [...]

Top 10 Tips to Lower Cholesterol 2016-05-17T08:40:25+00:00

What Runners Need to Know about their Blood Test Results

2016-05-17T07:59:32+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] There's a message on your voice mail from your physician, saying that you need to set up an appointment to discuss abnormal results from lab work that was performed as part of a recent physical exam. Immediately your mind starts racing. Is something seriously wrong? Could the hilly half marathon that you ran the day before the exam have affected the results? Regular distance running can cause changes to some commonly measured blood values, both in the short term and long term. Let's look at some of those changes, including both [...]

What Runners Need to Know about their Blood Test Results 2016-05-17T07:59:32+00:00