High Blood Pressure
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Substitutes for table salt have been around for decades. But are they a healthy alternative to the real thing?
High blood pressure affects nearly half of adults. Learn more about the many medications and how they work in the body.
Many people don’t know the amount of sodium in foods they eat. While sodium makes food taste better, it also contributes to high blood pressure, elevating risk of heart attack and stroke.
Everyone knows that a poor night of sleep can mean a groggy morning, a fuzzy brain or feeling sluggish throughout the day. However, the long-term consequences of lack of sleep or disrupted sleep can be more serious.
Visceral fat, which surrounds some of the vital organs, causes insulin resistance and poses a risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. More recently, evidence has shown that ectopic fat also increases risk for these diseases.
Some people are reluctant to take these life-saving drugs for various reasons. What does science have to say about these concerns and others surrounding statins?
High blood pressure, which is sometimes called hypertension, affects about one in three adults in the United States. But this health problem doesn’t just affect adults.
Help your child tackle these three big risk factors for high blood pressure.