Perhaps the most important aspect of proactive aging is understanding that health issues can sometimes occur without symptoms. A “symptom-less” health issue can happen to anyone at any age.
I frequently take my own blood pressure readings at home, because I am getting older and I have a family history of hypertension. If you have high blood pressure (hypertension), which half of all adults in the United States do (according to the American Heart Association), monitoring your blood pressure at home is a great way to be proactive about lowering your blood pressure if you need to. If you know where you stand, that’s half the battle.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) usually refers to various conditions affecting the heart and blood vessels, also known as the circulatory system.
Popular sparkling water brand LaCroix recently debuted a new flavor: hibiscus. And according to one report, some people were pretty disappointed and hoping for a flavor more on the lines of watermelon or strawberry lemonade.
I was deeply saddened to hear about the recent passing of John Singleton. The “Boyz N the Hood” director died of a stroke at just 51-years-old.
If you’re someone who tends to make multiple trips to the bathroom during the night to urinate, you may have a condition called nocturia.
We recently discussed 11 types of magnesium supplements and the roles they play in maintaining our health - from relieving constipation to aiding in heart health. Of these 11 types of magnesium, there is one in particular that I would like to explore further: Magnesium Orotate. I became particularly interested in Magnesium Orotate because it is praised for its cardiovascular health benefits, including the ability to effectively treat hypertension (high blood pressure). In addition to this, Magnesium Orotate is said to be well absorbed by the body and not cause diarrhea.
There is certainly no shortage of medications to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Just to name a few, there are several classes of blood pressure medications, including:
Metabolic syndrome is not a disease. In a nutshell, individuals with metabolic syndrome have a certain conditions that puts them at risk for health problems such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Having these conditions may even put you at a greater risk of developing dementia and other cognitive issues. One source refers to individuals with metabolic syndrome as having the “perfect storm” for some serious health issues.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD), also called chronic kidney failure or renal disease, is plaguing the African-American community. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a black person is almost four times as likely as a white person to develop kidney failure. And even though the African-American community makes up about 13 percent of the population, it accounts for 35 percent of the people with kidney failure in the United States.
Did you know that the word ‘sauna’ is of Finnish origin? “Sauna use is deeply embedded in Finnish culture. A nation of 5.5 million people, Finland has as many saunas as television sets — around 3.3 million. Most of the saunas are in people’s homes, although they’re also standard amenities in offices and factories,” according to Harvard Health.
We all need sodium to stay healthy. Sodium is an essential mineral that helps regulate blood pressure. On the other hand, excess sodium in the diet may cause high blood pressure (hypertension) and heart disease.
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