High Blood Pressure and Heart Disease

February is American Heart Month. It’s a time to remind us to focus on the importance of heart health and encourage our friends and families to do the same. Cardiovascular diseases claim 2,300 Americans each day. The heart does more work than any other physical muscle in the body, pumping over 2,000 gallons of blood …

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High Blood Pressure; What Gives?

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension or HBP, happens when blood moves through your arteries at a higher pressure than normal. Many people with high blood pressure don’t have any symptoms, but those who do, typically do so after blood pressure has reached a dangerously high level over time. Keep reading to find out …

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High Blood Pressure: What Does It Mean?

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension or HBP, occurs when the force of blood pushing against the walls of blood vessels (arteries), as your heart pumps blood, is consistently too high. We are able to gauge blood pressure by taking a blood pressure reading. Blood pressure readings are written like a fraction with one …

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Winter Weather and High Blood Pressure

For some, changes in weather or seasonal changes can have a big impact when it comes to medical conditions. With winter upon us, those suffering from high blood pressure(HBP) may wonder what the colder temperatures mean for them. Unfortunately, blood pressure tends to be higher in the winter and lower in the summer. What accounts …

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Managing High Blood Pressure During the Holidays

Over 85 million Americans have high blood pressure. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension or HBP, usually has no symptoms but can increase your risk for developing heart disease and stroke. Obesity, smoking, heavy drinking, and family history are all determining factors for developing hypertension. Managing HBP can be difficult all year round, but …

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Best and Worst Foods for High Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure (HBP or hypertension) is a condition in which the force of blood flowing through your blood vessels is consistently too high. One-in-three Americans over the age of 20 suffer from HBP. Many don’t even know they suffer from the condition. Most of the time, there are no obvious symptoms. Risk factors for …

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