• It is so easy to get in the habit of adding a pinch or dash of salt to make your food taste better. Unfortunately, most of the sodium comes from processed food that we buy because it is convenient and quick to fix.

  • Over the past four decades, the evidence has been accumulating that cholesterol is related to heart disease, particularly angina and heart attacks. Numerous studies now show that the higher a populations' average cholesterol level, the more frequently heart disease occurs in that population. For example, populations with very low cholesterol, such as the Chinese in Mainland China, have an extremely low rate of heart disease.

  • In order to function properly, your heart needs a large and continuous stream of oxygen-enriched blood, which is supplied directly to your heart muscle through your coronary arteries. If your coronary arteries become clogged, blocked, inflamed, infected, or injured, the blood flow to your heart will be reduced, which can cause injury to your heart muscle and in turn lead to heart disease or cardiovascular disease (CVD).

  • Diet and drugs High cholesterol is usually treated with healthy diet changes, exercise, and medications. For people at a high risk of heart disease, medications are started right away, in combination with a healthy diet and exercise. For people at lower risk of heart disease, the doctor may recommend trying diet and exercise changes alone for 3 to 6 months, and adding medications if this does not reduce cholesterol to the desired levels.

  • So you have high blood pressure and have been told that you should monitor your own blood pressure at home. Sounds easy? Well, there are actually a number of issues that can interfere with your results. Here are some tips to ensure that you get an accurate blood pressure.

  • The DASH diet is used to manage blood pressure and stop hypertension. Find out the components of this nutritious and simple eating plan.

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