More than five million Americans have heart failure, and 500,000 more cases are diagnosed each year. The condition develops gradually, due to injury to or weakness of the heart—underlying causes include heart attack, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, heart valve disease, abnormal heart rhythms, diseases of the heart muscle
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Measuring your blood pressure at home has been proven to be the best way to diagnose and monitor hypertension, as long as you do it correctly. Here’s how to get accurate blood pressure readings in the privacy of your home.
When it comes to high blood pressure, symptoms tend to show up only when the condition is serious. You’ve heard the phrase “silent killer”? It was coined for hypertension (high blood pressure) because it can linger for a long time without you knowing before it causes a stroke or other
About 70 million Americans have high blood pressure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Seniors are particularly vulnerable—64 percent of men aged 65 and older have the condition, as do 78 percent of women in this age group. High blood pressure places you at greater risk for
If you’re still in the habit of making New Year’s resolutions, why not resolve to do some positive things for your heart in 2016? Not sure where to start?
What follows are seven tips that go beyond the usual “exercise and eat right” advice, but are still strategies that you can
A diagnosis of high blood pressure is usually accompanied by a prescription for an antihypertensive medication. But, with a wide range of blood pressure-lowering drugs available, how do you know if you’re starting out with the right one?
The simple answer is that if the medication lowers your blood pressure without
Diabetes is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), but new research suggests that the risks may be much greater for women than for men. Two separate studies, both presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in September 2015, highlight the need for women with diabetes
Of all the measures of health, your blood pressure is one of the easiest to check, but it can be among the trickiest to get under control. Blood pressure is the force of blood flow against the interior walls of your arteries. High blood pressure (hypertension) raises the risks of
A Home Blood Pressure Monitor and a Reliable Blood Pressure Chart Offer Superiority for Knowing Your True Risk
Don’t think that having your blood pressure measured in the doctor’s office is the most accurate way to determine your TRUE blood pressure. Here’s why.
Use the blood pressure chart infographic to learn how to determine accurately your true blood pressure. Studies show this method used at home is far superior to readings taken in the doctor’s office.