Do you feel like your hands or feet are on “pins and needles”? That’s one of the most commonly described symptoms of poor circulation. If you think you’re battling poor circulation, it’s wise to get a diagnosis; it could be a symptom of a much more serious disease—including peripheral artery
When you consider blood pressure, it’s important to keep in mind that not all hypertension is the same. Medical experts recognize several types of high blood pressure, each with different etiologies.
Accounting for about 90 percent of all high blood pressure, essential, or primary, hypertension has no single identifiable cause.
A fasting blood sugar test measures the amount of a type of sugar, called glucose, in your blood after you have not eaten for at least eight hours. Checking for an ideal fasting blood sugar is one of the most commonly performed tests to check for prediabetes and type 2
If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure (hypertension), you may be primarily concerned about your risk of cardiovascular disease or even a stroke. And while hypertension is a major risk factor for stroke, it can also lead to brain health problems in other ways.
Psychiatrist Christopher Celano, MD, associate
Swollen feet can be a normal inflammatory reaction due to overuse or a strain—the result of taking a bad step, for example. But swollen feet can also indicate a life-threatening medical condition, such as congestive heart failure. It’s important to determine whether there’s a known cause (like stepping in a
Q: My doctor diagnosed my sudden leg weakness as a medication-related magnesium deficiency. What medications can cause deficiencies?
A: Nutritional deficiencies are a common and under-recognized side effect of many medications. Here are some of the most common offenders:
ACE inhibitors, used to treat hypertension, deplete zinc.
Aluminum antacids and calcium carbonate,
Eye floaters, the spots and strings that drift across the visual field, can range from an annoyance to a downright problem if they interfere with the ability to drive or read. Traditionally, doctors have been hesitant to treat them, as the only option was an invasive and risky procedure called
One in three American adults has hypertension (high blood pressure). And, because hypertension causes few obvious symptoms, many people with high blood pressure don’t even know it. What’s more, only about half of all diagnosed individuals are controlling their blood pressure adequately. This condition is a primary or contributing cause
Each year, about 800,000 Americans suffer a stroke, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of these individuals, 140,000 die, and many survivors are left with long-term complications and disabilities. “A stroke happens because blood flow in the brain is interrupted by a blood clot or a ruptured
Pick up any magazine and you’ll find at least one article touting the latest diet to try. The options are endless and can be so confusing. Here’s the scoop on three popular diets.
#1 Mediterranean Diet. Interest in the diet of the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea goes back to a