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Is arthritis raising your blood pressure
What is the connection between arthritis and hypertension? Any kind of inflammation causes damage to the blood vessels and a build-up plaque deposits. This results in a narrowing of the vessel which can result in high blood pressure.
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Monitor your blood pressure while on vacation
If you’re one of the millions of people who suffer from high blood pressure, monitoring your blood pressure while you’re on vacation is crucial to staying healthy and on top of any problems that may arise while you’re away from home.
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Healthy eating during grilling season
The backyard BBQ is one of the summer’s favorite pastimes — hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ ribs cooked on the grill. BBQ’s are a great way to enjoy warm summer evenings with family and friends. Unfortunately, eating all of that red meat is high in saturated fats and cholesterol, adding a lot of extra calories to your meal.
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Simple ways you can reverse prehypertension
With time and effort on your part, there are ways to reverse prehypertension. Quitting smoking and making some lifestyle changes — eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise — can make a big difference. So can regular monitoring and early detection.
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Find out how long it should take for blood pressure medicine to work
If you’ve been given a diagnosis of high blood pressure, your treatment plan will include lifestyle and dietary changes as well as medications to treat hypertension. Some medications are fast-acting while others may take several weeks before you see the effects. Monitoring your blood pressure on a regular basis is a great way to find out how well your medications are working.
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Five ways to improve your body water percentage
Daily fluctuations in your weight are an indicator that your body in retaining more or less water. The weight that comes from the water in your body is referred to as your “body water percentage” and can vary based on a number of factors such as gender, age, and body structure.
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What is basal metabolic rate (BMR) and why does it matter?
Basal metabolic rate or BMR is the number of calories your body uses to function each day — for breathing, pumping blood, controlling your temperature, supporting the systems of your body. You BMR is an important number to know whether you’re trying to gain, lose, or maintain your same weight.
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What information should you provide to your new doctor?
Changing physicians can be difficult regardless of the situation. It’s important for you to make arrangements for all of your medical records to be transferred prior to your first visit. The more information that your new physician has access to, the better decisions he or she can make when it comes to your health care.
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Monitor and tracking for irregular heartbeat patterns
Irregular heartbeat or cardiac arrhythmia occurs when the electrical impulses in your heart aren’t working properly. The impulses may happen too fast, too slow, or erratically. If you’ve been diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmia, long-term management of your health is going to be required.
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Can you store your own medical records?
Today’s doctors are busier than ever which translates into shorter appointment times. So, it’s more important than ever to take a proactive approach to your own health. One of the best ways is to keep track of your own medical records.
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How to know if your blood pressure medicine is really working
A big part of any treatment plan for high blood pressure may involve the use of one or more medications to keep your BP at a healthy level of less than 140/90 mm Hg. In order to know if you’re medication is really working, you’ll need to monitor your BP levels twice a day — morning and late afternoon – at the same time every day.
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Managing your prehypertension condition
The best way to treat disease is to prevent it from occurring in the first place. By being proactive in managing your prehypertension, you can decrease the risk of developing high blood pressure down the road and can improve your overall health.
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Everything about health is getting smarter
Technological advances in the healthcare industry are revolutionizing the way medicine is being practiced today and the way that healthcare is being delivered. Smart health means that patients have more access to information which allows them to take a more proactive role in their own healthcare. Smarter health trends mean that patients can work as a team with their physicians when it comes to making decisions about their health.
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Retinopathy management for prehypertension patients
High blood pressure or hypertension increases your risk for developing serious health problems including stroke, heart and chronic kidney disease. But, hypertension can also increase your risk of developing retinopathy, a condition that can lead to vision loss due to abnormalities in the blood vessels of the retina.
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What is a healthy body water percentage?
Our bodies are composed of approximately 60% water. This is referred to as your “body water percentage”. Body water percentage is an indicator of good health. In general, a healthy body water percentage should be a little over 50%, but can vary depending upon gender, age, and body structure.
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Changing your diet to reduce your blood pressure
The CDC estimates that approximately 75 million people in the U.S. suffer from high blood pressure or hypertension and are at risk for suffering a stroke, heart and kidney disease, and hypertensive retinopathy. But, you can take important steps, such as making changes to your diet, that will help to reduce your blood pressure and lower the risk for heart disease and stroke.
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You might be too tired because you need to drink more water
Fatigue is one of the first signs of dehydration. Losing just 1-2% of your body water percentage is enough to have an effect on balance and cognitive functioning. Headaches, dizziness, dry lips, and muscles soreness can also result from dehydration. As a general rule, it’s recommended that women drink (8) eight ounce glasses every day while men should drink (10) eight ounce glasses per day.
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Causes and treatment for high blood pressure in young adults
Statistics from the CDC indicate that, in general, about 10% of individuals between the ages of 20-34 have high blood pressure, with the condition affecting more men than women. Obesity is the primary cause of hypertension in adolescents and young adults in the U. S. For young adults with high blood pressure, making lifestyle changes and seeking treatment can help to reduce and control BP levels.
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Activities you should avoid if you have high blood pressure
The American Heart Association recommends 40 minutes of moderate to intense physical activity such as swimming, cycling, or other aerobic exercises 3-4 times per week to help reduce hypertension and stay heart-healthy. However, there are some activities that you should avoid doing if you have high blood pressure.
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What is “The Watson Formula?”
Being able to measure and keep track of your body water percentage is important to supporting and maintaining your overall health. The Watson Formula is a mathematical equation that was derived to determine body water percentage, but using this formula to try and calculate your body water percentage on a daily basis can be cumbersome. Smart technology offers a faster and easier alternative.
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Factors contributing to your basal metabolic rate
Knowing your basal metabolic rate (BMR) can be a valuable tool in maintaining your optimal weight and overall health. There are a variety of factors, including genetics, your age, and gender, that contribute to determining your BMR.
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Tracking Your Body Fat with an App
Your body fat percentage is a measurement of your total body fat when compared with you overall weight. If you’ve set weight loss goals for yourself, you want to concentrate your efforts on lowering your body fat percentage while keeping or gaining lean muscle mass. Being able to track your body fat percentage provide you with an accurate measurement of the effectiveness of your weight loss and fitness program.
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Other Problems to Watch Out For if You have High Blood Pressure
Most people associate high blood pressure with an increased risk for developing cardiovascular issues. However, there are a variety of other health problems that are the result of high blood pressure. If left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to the development of conditions that are not only life-changing, but have the potential to be life-threatening.
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How you can check your blood pressure dialy
When you’re first diagnosed with high blood pressure or hypertension, it’s very important to check your BP several times each day. Being able to monitor your blood pressure at home can give both your doctor and you an more accurate picture of whether or not medications and other facets of your treatment are working. Monitoring your own blood pressure levels allows you to have a more proactive role in maintaining your overall health.
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