Exposure to high cholesterol over a lifetime can increase the risk for heart attack or stroke. Scientific guidelines say managing this waxy, fat-like substance in the blood should be a concern for all ages.
PAD is a chronic condition without a cure, just the kind of disease guaranteed to create a lot of emotions. In Part 3 of three-part series, we talked with psychotherapist Barry Jacobs about the emotions of living with PAD.
Diet and nutrition are part of the treatment for both diabetes and heart disease, but what are the differences between these two recommended diets?
I used to think I was making the most of life. I was an athlete and a bodybuilder. Outside of the gym, I was on the up-and-up in my career. By all accounts, I was successful. Then my heart failed me … literally.
Heather Meyer of North Carolina was an athletic, 40-year-old vegetarian getting ready for work when she had a spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD). Life changed after that.
Just a couple of calories a cup, good old black coffee packs a punch. It wakes you up, boosts your metabolic rate and decreases the risk of some diseases. The real question is, “How do you take it?”
For people on the verge of being diagnosed with high blood pressure, doctor visits usually involve several checks, along with a recommendation of having more measurements taken at home. But how many?
Young adults who are overweight begin to develop high blood pressure and other heart problems that may put them at higher risk of developing heart disease and stroke later in life, a study shows.