Making Some Noise About the Silent Killer: High Blood Pressure

I’d like you to start by closing your eyes, taking a deep breath, and relaxing. As you find yourself slipping away into the world of your most relaxed state, I’d like you to picture yourself sitting down and getting comfortable… on a plastic chair in your doctor’s office. Okay, now imagine what might happen to your blood pressure. Now you can open your eyes and come back to reality … Continue reading Making Some Noise About the Silent Killer: High Blood Pressure

Don’t sleep too little… But certainly don’t sleep too much!

A few weeks ago, we wrote about how getting less Zzzs can lead to several harmful effects on your heart and body. While that is certainly a problem for a majority of sleep-deprived Americans, the solution does not lie in tipping the balance to too many Zzzs. In a recently published meta-analysis study from over 60 studies representing over 3 million participants published in the … Continue reading Don’t sleep too little… But certainly don’t sleep too much!

Take your blood pressure in pregnancy seriously!

High blood pressure can occur during pregnancy. When it occurs in combination with certain complications including kidney damage, it is called preeclampsia, which occurs in up to 7 percent of all pregnancies in the United States. It appears to be on the rise, as more and more women become pregnant after age 35. It usually occurs during the third trimester and if left untreated, can … Continue reading Take your blood pressure in pregnancy seriously!