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The 4 Heart Problem Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

The 4 Heart Problem Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., so it’s important that you can recognize the signs of a heart problem. Symptoms of heart disease, also called coronary artery disease (CAD), abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias), and heart failure sometimes overlap. But if you’re at risk for any

Dizziness While Standing Up: What Causes It?

Dizziness While Standing Up: What Causes It?

At some point in life, you may have experienced dizziness while standing up. Dizziness includes three subtly different symptoms:

Lightheadedness, where your head feels light, as if you may feel faint
Vertigo, where you feel that the room or world is spinning
Unsteadiness, where you feel like you are unstable

2. Multiple Forms of Hypertension

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly one out of every three American adults has high blood pressure, and nearly one in three has prehypertension. And, among people with high blood pressure, only about half have it under control.
“This finding is concerning because we know

Having Trouble Hearing? Find Out If Hearing Aids Can Help

As many as 36 million Americans report some degree of hearing loss. While hearing loss can happen suddenly, more often, it occurs gradually over a number of years. As you grow older, hair cells in your inner ear that pick up sound waves become damaged or die, and the cells

Loss of Hearing: Avoid Loud Noises to Reduce Your Risk

Loss of Hearing: Avoid Loud Noises to Reduce Your Risk

A loss of hearing can severely impact your quality of life. For many of us, a loss of hearing makes us frustrated, angry, and depressed. We know we miss out on conversation bits, but we find ourselves somewhat embarrassed at constantly saying, “What did you say?”  If that loss of

Improving Balance: Start By Working With Your Doctor

Improving Balance: Start By Working With Your Doctor

Balance—or your sense of equilibrium—is something you may take for granted. It helps you stay upright when standing, know where you are in relation to gravity, and walk and move without falling. Balance is controlled by the vestibular system in the inner ear: essentially, this system tells you how your

Is Vertigo Affecting Your Balance?

Is Vertigo Affecting Your Balance?

Although vertigo—a “spinning” sensation—is a fairly common complaint among older adults, it is not an inevitable part of aging. There are many possible causes, and it’s important to be evaluated by a doctor who can determine the cause and recommend appropriate treatment. Vertigo caused by vestibular (balance) system disorders can

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