Posts Tagged: blood pressure

Shot of an unrecognizable male doctor checking the blood pressure of a patient while being seated inside of a hospital during the day

What does my blood pressure mean?

Is there a reason why our practitioners check our blood pressure at every visit regardless of the cause? Or is it just a routine protocol that has little effect on our health? There is unfortunately a very good reason. High blood pressure, also termed hypertension, is called the “silent killer” because it often causes no…
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Childhood obesity—A medical concern

Childhood obesity is a growing medical concern. In fact, one out of every three children is considered overweight or obese. And the number of overweight and obese children has nearly tripled in the past 30 years. An overweight child has a body mass index (called BMI) greater than the 85 percentile for age while an…
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Tips for cutting your sodium intake

When a recent report from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention was released about sodium use by Americans, you may have been shocked by the findings. The average American gets much more sodium than is healthy mainly because of processed foods. According to the CDC, 77 percent of sodium intake comes from processed and…
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Facts about blood pressure

High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart attack, stroke, heart failure and kidney failure. The longer it’s left untreated, the more serious the complications. But there are steps you can take to help you manage high blood pressure and enjoy the many benefits of a healthy heart. By keeping your blood pressure…
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