Think you might have low blood pressure? The most common symptoms of low blood pressure are lightheadedness, dizziness, and fainting — usually when you’re going from a lying down or sitting position to a standing position. I have low blood pressure. Here are 5 things that initially surprised me about low blood pressure, plus some low blood pressure treatment ideas for you to try.
The heart is about the size of a closed fist. It functions as your body’s circulatory pump. To say that heart health is important is an understatement -- to say the least! Here, real people are sharing their personal experiences with heart problems, blood pressure issues, and various treatment options that they've tried.
Have sleep problems? Me too. I recently spent the night at a Sleep Center to participate in a sleep study to see if I might have obstructive sleep apnea. Here’s what my sleep test was like (with sleep study pictures), plus some of my best tips to help you prepare for your own sleep study test. See what I wish I’d known before staying in a sleep study room and being attached to all of those sleep study wires!
Thinking of giving up sugar? Desserts and drinks are not the only way that sugar makes its way into your body. Sugar is everywhere – from salad dressings to yogurt, canned fruit to sports drinks. It’s the hidden sugar in the foods we buy that is the real problem. Here’s what you need to know and how to give up sugar on your own.
Do you like getting massages? I do, in fact it’s my favorite personal treat. There are many different types of massages to choose from — each has different benefits. From deep tissue massage to hot stone massage, there’s a style and unique benefit for everyone. Here’s what you can expect from each type of massage.
When did buying an over the counter pain reliever become such a difficult choice? Things like type of pain, duration of usage, age, and more are the considerations you should be making when choosing the right pain relievers for your family.
Stop throwing away the pumpkin seeds at carving time! Eating pumpkin seeds benefits your immune system, improves your sleep, and more.
Like frozen pizza? Addicted to sugar? These aren’t healthy choices if you suffer from high blood pressure – like me. 5 simple high blood pressure diet tips.
On antibiotics or meds for blood pressure, thyroid, or cholesterol? Watch for medication interactions if you eat bananas, fiber, soy, dairy, greens, or grapefruit!
Women & heart attacks – Did you know that heart disease is the #1 killer among women? Here are the warning signs of a heart attack for women. They are often different from the warning signs for men! Plus info about Wear Red Day which helps to raise awareness about heart disease in women.
Salt is difficult to avoid — especially since manufacturers add it to most foods in the form of sodium chloride in order to “improve” the taste. However, by modifying your eating habits just a little bit, you can drastically reduce your salt intake! Here’s how…
There are many reasons your doctor may recommend a heart stent. In my case, I had a sore jaw and I noticed that my hand was twitching and was struggling to do what I needed it to do. I had a coronary stent procedure that opened up — and kept open — the narrowed places in my heart artery. Here’s what I’ve learned after having a heart stent put in a few years ago, plus what it was like to have an angiogram and angioplasty.
A normal blood pressure is less than 120/80. High blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. Here are little-known facts about high blood pressure or hypertension, plus some natural treatments for lowering your blood pressure.
High blood pressure is the Silent Killer that victimizes thousands every year. Your diet is often part of the problem. By eliminating excessive fat and salt and eating more fruits and vegetables you can lower your blood pressure and live a healthier life.
Following is a list of common ailments and the foods that can prevent them, if not cure them completely.
Do natural weight loss herbs like cayenne, ephedra, green tea, and hoodia actually work at helping you lose weight? Are they safe? Here’s how they work, plus 2 that are safe, and 2 that are not.
Studies show that drinking wine can be beneficial to your health. Experts have gone back and forth over how beneficial wine is, as too much wine of course has negative effects. In moderation however, the health benefits of drinking wine are all good. Here is a summary.
There are literally hundreds of health-related myths and old wives tales. Fortunately, technology is catching up with most of these now, and their validity is being questioned.
Here are some of the more common health myths debunked.
It’s important to get a stroke victim help within 3 hours. Here are 3 questions to ask someone you suspect has suffered a heart attack or stroke. Plus other signs of a stroke.
What it’s like to have blood pressure issues — including why my doctor says my numbers fluctuate so much all the time. They say there are no signs or symptoms that you have hypertension or high blood pressure. I say baloney. Here’s how my body changes when my blood pressure is high.
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