Fried chicken, macaroni and cheese and pecan pie. These used to be a few of my favorite foods and are the staple of a traditional soul food meal.
I do my best to keep up with the latest research about high blood pressure (hypertension), because this illness has had such an awful impact on many of my family members and friends. So, understandably, the cardiovascular risks, such as heart attacks and strokes, are all very well known to me.
The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends consuming no more than 2,300 milligrams (mg) of sodium per day. And for many adults, sodium intake should be no more than 1,500 mg.
While pregnant with her second child and working at her job in a casino as a poker dealer, 21-year-old Leah Archer started to feel dizzy and light-headed. She figured it was just her being pregnant or being around all of the cigarette smoke in the casino.
The American Heart Association (AHA) reports that more than 100 million Americans have high blood pressure (hypertension). To be exact, the AHA estimates 103 million Americans have high blood pressure, which is half of all adults in the United States!
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 90% of U.S. children ages 6-18 years eat too much sodium daily. The CDC also reports that 1 in 6 children (aged 8-17 years) have high blood pressure (hypertension).
Spring is here, and summer is just around the corner. So you know what that means: barbecues, barbecues and more barbecues!
High blood pressure, (hypertension), is a major public health problem in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 75 million American adults (that’s 1 of 3 every adults) have high blood pressure.
A proper dental hygiene routine usually involves three steps: floss, brush and mouthwash. But the last of these steps is causing some concern in the healthcare field.
Nearly half of American adults may now have hypertension (high blood pressure), according to new diagnostic guidelines released this past Monday.
It’s very easy to lose track of how much sodium you consume on a daily basis, especially if you eat processed foods. ”More than 75 percent of the sodium we eat comes from processed foods like canned soups, lunch meats and frozen dinners,” according to the American Heart Association (AHA).
Typically, hypertension is diagnosed by measuring your blood pressure. A doctor may take many blood pressure readings over time to determine whether you have hypertension. And if the readings fall within a certain range, you may be diagnosed as hypertensive and perhaps prescribed medications to treat the hypertension.
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