Did you know that increased levels of stress can cause your body to release certain hormones? These hormones can temporarily raise your blood pressure by narrowing the size of your arteries and causing your heart to beat faster. Though stress alone has not been linked to long-term blood pressure elevation, reacting to stress in unhealthy ways … Continue reading Stress and high blood pressure: What’s the connection?
Most of the time, a visit to the doctor’s office begins with a temperature check, a step onto the scale and an assessment of your blood pressure. But outside of your regular doctor’s visits, how often do you think about these key indicators of your health? As you seek to stay well at home — … Continue reading Monitoring your blood pressure at home
Understanding your blood pressure is vital when it comes to the quality of your heart and overall health. Here are some of the most important facts you should know about blood pressure and how you can maintain a healthy heart. What is blood pressure? Blood pressure is related to the amount of pressure generated by your … Continue reading Silent damages: Why you should keep track of your blood pressure
According to the National Kidney Foundation, chronic kidney disease affects 26 million Americans annually. Bernard Fischbach, MD, a nephrologist on the medical staff at Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth, sat down with us to answer some frequently asked questions about kidney disease. What is kidney disease? The kidneys perform several vital roles: … Continue reading Kidney disease affects 26 million Americans and can be prevented
Heart failure is a condition that affects nearly 5 million Americans and is the cause of more hospitalizations than all forms of cancer combined. Additionally, 25 percent of patients admitted to the hospital with heart failure will readmit within 30 days, and approximately 550,000 cases of heart failure are diagnosed each year. Yet many people … Continue reading Heart failure: America’s silent epidemic
Heart disease claims more than one million lives per year, making it the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States. This year, more than 920,000 American will have a heart attack; nearly half of them will occur without prior symptoms or warning signs. The good news is that some … Continue reading 8 Bad Habits That Put Your Heart at Risk
If you’re in North Texas, there’s a good chance that you’re stuck in traffic, especially around rush hour. It’s annoying. It’s frustrating. It’s stressful, and it doesn’t stop there. According to a new study, if you live in a high-traffic area then your mental health might be affected. I sat down with NewsRadio 1080 KRLD … Continue reading Why Sitting in Traffic is Bad For Your Health
Earlier this week, former President George W. Bush underwent a routine physical here in Dallas where his doctors discovered that he may have a blocked artery in his heart. The following morning, the 67-year-old underwent a catheterization procedure to determine the severity of the blockage. During the procedure, it was decided that he needed a … Continue reading Former President George W. Bush’s Heart Procedure Raises Questions for Many on Risk of Heart Disease
Coconut water, the clear, tangy liquid inside young coconuts, has his the U.S. market by storm. It’s been promoted as the sports drink of Mother Nature and has even been claimed to help with weight loss, slow aging and in lowering blood pressure. However, there has been little research to prove these claims. So what … Continue reading Is Coconut Water Better for Rehydration?
Do you have brothers or sisters? If so, you know all about sibling rivalry. At some point along the way, you probably realized that the oldest usually finds a way to come out on top. While being the first-born may have its perks, when it comes to your health, it also may have some big … Continue reading More to Sibling Rivalry: Greater Health Concerns Among First-borns