Tag Archives: heart health

Wise Work Strategies For Heart Health

When you’re at work, you tend to be focused on the task at hand. That can put your health on the back burner. But if you’re serious about keeping your heart healthy, you can use work time to your advantage. There are plenty of simple things you can do to make work a healthy place. […]

How To Improve Your Heart Health With a Good Night’s Sleep

Research has shown that getting quality sleep consistently is one way to protect your heart. Having problems with your sleep can cause you to gain weight and feel fatigued. Lack of sleep, especially from sleep apnea, is also known to cause high blood pressure, increased heart rate, and irregular heart rate.   It’s important to take […]

Helping Your Heart With Herbal Remedies

In modern medicine, many pharmaceutical concoctions can help you to prevent and treat heart disease. But you may not be anxious to experience the possible side effects that drugs undoubtedly bring. However, there are many herbal remedies you may want to try to combat possible heart disease without using synthetic chemicals. Many herbs work to […]

What You Need to Know About Arterial Blood Pressure

When you’re trying to understand arterial blood pressure, it helps to know some basics about your body. You have a large network of blood vessels in your body. Some lead to the heart from your various organs and tissues. These are called veins. Other blood vessels come away from your heart and take blood rich […]

If You Have Atherosclerosis, You’ve Got To Read This

Atherosclerosis is also called arteriosclerosis, but either word may not mean much of anything to the average person.  In laymen’s terms, it means hardening of the arteries.  If you’ve been diagnosed with atherosclerosis, it’s not something that just happened all at once.  In fact, you’ve spent years leading up to the diagnosis. Throughout your lifetime […]

Facts About Heart Failure You Need To Know

When you hear the term “heart failure” you may think that the heart is going to stop at any moment.  Heart failure actually means that your heart isn’t pumping blood either because it isn’t properly filling with blood and/or it doesn’t have enough force to pump blood out of the heart entirely.  Unlike a heart […]

Why Exercise Is Important for Heart Health

You’ve probably heard that it’s important to exercise to keep your heart healthy.  But you may not know how it actually does this important job. Sometimes, knowing the actual mechanism that helps your heart will help motivate you to make the changes you need for a healthier heart. Directly, exercise actually helps your heart to […]

Heart Disease: The Number One Killer of Women

For many years, heart disease was thought to be mainly a problem in the male world.  Until about 20 or 30 years ago, most research on heart disease was only done on male patients.  Researchers then took that information and generalized it to include women as well.  Only in the last two or three decades […]

How Stress Affects Heart Health

Stress is something that everyone has to deal with. Its basic definition is your body’s response to any kind of external stimulus – physical, mental, or emotional.  For a long time, physicians and scientists have found that there is a relationship between stress and heart disease risk, but there’s not yet a great understanding of […]

Men’s Health: Heart Disease

Under the broad term of heart disease, the condition is broken down into different categories for causes of the disease. The top causes of heart disease for men are coronary artery disease, congenital heart disease, arrhythmias, diseases affecting the valves, cardiomyopathy and hardening of the arteries. Heart disease ranks as the number one reason why […]