Posts Tagged ‘high blood pressure’

Managing Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

When people hear the term congestive heart failure (CHF), they think the heart has stopped functioning. This is not the case. Cardiac arrest is when the heart stops working. Congestive heart failure (CHF) is when the muscles of the heart cannot properly pump blood the way they are supposed to. CHF most often begins with…

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Controlling High Blood Pressure in Diabetics can Prevent Organ Failure

Controlling high blood pressure in diabetics can prevent life-threatening organ failure according to a study published October 4, 2018 in the Clinical and Experimental Hypertension journal. The study that was carried out by researchers from Rutgers University found that high blood pressure rather than the diabetes was responsible for the organ failure. Goal of the…

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Diabetic Kidney Disease (DKD)

March is National Kidney Month March is National Kidney Month to raise awareness of chronic kidney disease. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), diabetes is the number one leading cause of chronic kidney disease and is called diabetic kidney disease (DKD), kidney disease of diabetes or diabetic nephropathy.…

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Silent Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is such a “silent disease” that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that 96% of the 30 million Americans who have CKD do not even know they have it. In fact, only about 4.9 million people have been officially diagnosed with CKD. This is not good because the…

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The Sitting Lifestyle and Health

Sedentary Lifestyle Increases Risk for Chronic Diseases and Death According to a study published November 20, 2018, in the JAMA Journal of the American Medical Association, a sedentary lifestyle and a lack of physical exercise can increase the risk for developing chronic diseases like high blood pressure and heart disease and can lead to early…

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A Giant Japanese Radish may be able to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

Many Medicines Come from the Plant World Many pharmaceutical drugs have come from the plant world like digitalis from fox glove, Tamiflu from the Chinese Star Anise plant and many more. Now, a Japanese study published July 23, 2018 in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry shows that a giant-sized radish called the Sakurajima Daikon…

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Smoking, Diabetes and Aging Linked to Calcifications in Memory Center of the Brain

Cigarette Smoking, Diabetes are Risk Factors for Calcifications in the Brain A Dutch study about 1,991 seniors published by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in the Radiology Journal, June 12, 2018, shows that cigarette smoking and diabetes cause a buildup of calcium in the hippocampus, which is the part of the brain associated…

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Skinny Fat in Seniors may be a way to Predict Dementia

What is Skinny Fat Skinny fat (sarcopenic obesity) is when a senior has skinny weak muscles, but a lot of fat that makes up their body mass. Low muscle mass and strength is usually from aging and this is called sarcopenia. However, according to a new study published June 6, 2018, in the journal Clinical…

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Cruciferous Vegetables may Lower Risk for Heart Attacks and Stroke

Vegetables can Help to Prevent Atherosclerosis A study published April 4, 2018, in the Journal of the American Heart Association showed that eating vegetables daily, especially those in the cruciferous or allium vegetable families resulted in lower mortality from atherosclerotic vascular disease (ASVD). ASVD is a major cause of heart attacks and strokes. Cruciferous and…

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Vitamin D Health Benefits for Seniors

Protects against Colds and Flu Most seniors today may remember how when they were little kids their mothers fed them a spoonful of cod liver oil every day in the winter to protect them from colds and flu. Cod liver oil is a rich source of Vitamin D and scientific studies show that indeed Vitamin…

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