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High blood pressure

High Blood Pressure

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High blood pressure (HPB or hypertension) is a silent killer, many people don’t even know they have it. It’s estimated that 85 million Americans or 1 in 3 adults 20 years and older have high blood pressure. There aren’t any obvious symptoms and the damaging impact HBP can have on  the circulatory system may cause a heart attack, stroke, and other potentially fatal conditions. If high blood pressure is left untreated it will damage and weaken the blood vessels potentially causing blood clots, a rupture, or a leak. Continue Reading

Asthma

Asthma According to the Centers for Disease Control 1 in 13 people suffer from asthma which equates to 7.4 percent of adults and 8.6 percent of children. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology states that the majority of childhood asthmatics develop symptoms before the age of 5. In fact asthma is the leading… Continue Reading

Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular disease (heart disease) causes one third of American deaths each year. An estimated 2,200 Americans die each day, that’s about 1 death every 40 seconds. Cardiovascular diseases causes more deaths every year than every form of cancer and Lower Respiratory Disease combined. Heart disease encompasses numerous conditions that are related to atherosclerosis… Continue Reading

E Cigarette

  Is Using an E-Cigarette as Bad as Smoking Cigarettes?   When I set out to write about vaping, I had no idea what a can of worms I would be opening. What I’ve found generally, is that non-smokers and ex-smokers hate e-cigarettes and regard them as just as bad or worse than cigarette smoking.… Continue Reading

Cigarettes

Cigarettes Did you know that tobacco smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals and is the number one risk factor for lung cancer. Three of the most widely known chemicals are nicotine, tar, and carbon monoxide. Nicotine is a strong poisonous drug. It is the main ingredient in insecticides or bug sprays. In its pure form, just one… Continue Reading

Stroke

Stroke Every 40 seconds an American has a stroke and every 4 minutes another dies as a result. It is estimated that 800.000 people have a stroke each year. It is the 5th leading cause of death for Americans in general, and they are the 3rd leading cause of death for African Americans. Strokes are… Continue Reading

Diabetes

Diabetes Today there are approximately 21 million Americans that have been diagnosed with diabetes, 8.1 million more diabetics who are undiagnosed, and 86 million more who are pre-diabetic. According to the American Diabetes Association diabetes is currently the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S. Most American’s are aware of the disease but many don’t… Continue Reading

Obesity

Understanding Obesity and the Aftermath One in six children in the U.S. are obese and Texas has the 10th highest population of obese residents. According to the National Institute of Health more than two thirds of American Adults are currently considered to be obese or overweight. Obesity isn’t always the result of just poor food… Continue Reading

Heart disease

Heart Disease Mary Elizabeth Clark | 1929 – 2011 |   This article is dedicated to my beautiful mother who passed away from complications stemming from heart disease.   According to the American Heart Association Cardiovascular disease is caused by narrowed, blocked or stiffened blood vessels that prevent your heart, brain or other parts of your… Continue Reading