All posts in category Cardio & Blood-Сholesterol

REDUCING YOUR RISK OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE: IMPROVING YOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL BEFORE YOU START TO EXERCISE

For most people, the health advantages of regular exercise far outweigh any risks. However, if you have any chronic health conditions or several major risk factors for heart disease (such as smoking, high blood pressure high blood cholesterol, diabetes), some special precautions may apply. To be on the safe side, check with your doctor before [...]

STRESS AND “PRE-HYPERTENSION”

As you may know, white-coat hypertension is the temporary rise in blood pressure caused by the anxiety of being in a medical setting and interacting with a health professional. The fear and anxiety aroused in this situation stimulate the sympathetic nervous system, which prompts a transient increase in blood pressure. While white-coat hypertension should not [...]

ATHEROSCLEROSIS OF LEG’S ARTERIES

The most common location for atherosclerosis, other than in the heart, is in the arteries that feed the legs. Blood leaving the heart flows into the large aorta, which carries blood to all parts of the body. As the aorta passes down into the abdomen, it divides into two large iliac arteries that supply the [...]