Blood pressure is the amount of force your blood exerts against the walls of your arteries. High blood pressure, or hypertension, occurs when your blood pressure is elevated over time. Left untreated, it can damage your small blood vessels and organs and lead to heart attacks, stroke, kidney failure and circulatory problems. READ MORE
Due to COVID-19, direct flights used for carrying donor organs long distances are down 65%, which can put life-saving organs out of reach.
HealthyWomen recently ran a survey of over 1,100 respondents in partnership with Esperion to better understand women's views on high blood cholesterol.
As you talk to your doctor about your reproductive health and other factors we typically associate with pregnancy, you should also pay close attention to your heart.
Teresa experienced pain in her legs, knees and hips and didn't realize it was the statins she was taking to manage her high cholesterol.
While the focus of the COVID-19 pandemic has been on respiratory problems and securing enough ventilators, doctors on the front lines are grappling with a new medical mystery.
When you were younger, as you began to exercise you would pick up speed and distance and your legs would carry you to your destination, without difficulty or challenge. Your breathing would quicken, your heart rate increase, and the lungs and heart would work together so that increased blood would circulate to the arteries and muscles of your legs. You would walk or run effortlessly. READ MORE