Heart disease is responsible for 1 out of every 4 deaths in the U.S., making it the deadliest disease for Americans. An accurate and timely diagnosis is vital to create an effective treatment plan to save lives. Often, a stress test is ordered—you may even have a friend or family member who has had one. Learning […]
High blood pressure is more likely to develop in middle age men. Women can develop blood pressure problems after menopause. Our blood pressure doctors in Cary & Raleigh can offer treatment options.
You can deck the halls with healthier habits this holiday season. By saying no to the salt shaker, you’re doing your body a favor. What you may not realize is that there are several sneaky ways salt oozes into our diets. In fact, 75 percent of the sodium Americans consume doesn’t come from the salt shaker, […]
It’s called the “silent killer.” One-in-three Americans has high blood pressure—and many may not even be aware of it! High blood pressure (also called hypertension) frequently does not show any symptoms, so unless you’re having regular physicals or you’ve participated in a free screening at a health fair, you may not realize you’re at greater risk for heart attack or stroke. […]
THE SILENT KILLER While heart disease makes headlines as the number one killer in America, high blood pressure doesn’t seem to get as much press. In fact, high blood pressure is frequently called the “silent killer.” Why? Because it often doesn’t have noticeable symptoms. Consider this: Three out of four people who have had their first stroke have had high blood […]
March is National Kidney Month, a time designated to raise awareness of kidney disease– which is the ninth leading cause of death in the United States. While there are several health conditions that may contribute to kidney disease, the main causes are diabetes and high blood pressure. Healthy kidneys sift roughly two quarts of waste and extra water […]
Developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle dramatically reduces the risk of developing heart disease, which is the number one cause of death in America. But sometimes, transformation can seem overwhelming—and patients who feel overwhelmed may not implement these lifestyle changes. Many patients find that they can make major changes by making smaller, more immediate goals, […]
February is all about the heart (and no, it is not because of Valentine’s Day). February is National Heart Month, a part of an ongoing educational campaign to raise awareness of the causes and risk factors associated with heart disease. Why? Because heart disease is the leading cause of death of men and women in the […]