Blood Vessels, Part 2: Crash Course A&P #28

Blood Vessels, Part 2: Crash Course A&P #28

Why is everybody so worried about high blood pressure? I mean, of all of the millions of things that could go fatally wrong in your body at any given moment, it doesn’t seem like the biggest threat you face is that your blood might be pumping a little too hard. A heartbeat that’s too strong? […]

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Take the Pressure Off: Your Kidneys and Your Health

Take the Pressure Off: Your Kidneys and Your Health

Take the pressure off: your kidneys and your health. High blood pressure is the 2nd leading cause of kidney failure after diabetes. If you have high blood pressure, you’re at risk for chronic kidney disease, which can lead to kidney failure. Kidney disease also increases your chances of stroke, heart attack, and death. Early-stage kidney […]

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Eat Walnuts Every Day And This Will Happen To Your Body

Eat Walnuts Every Day And This Will Happen To Your Body

They are crunchy and can turn everything, from salads to desserts, into something truly delicious. While they might be tiny, Walnuts are quite the superfood. If you have noticed the kernel of a walnut, it looks quite similar to the human brain. In fact, it is this resemblance that gave it a reputation as brain […]

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Diabetes and Blood Pressure: What To Know

Diabetes and Blood Pressure: What To Know

You probably know that lowering your A1c can reduce your risk of complications over time, but actually lowering blood pressure has an even bigger effect. Believe it or not, blood pressure is probably the most important single number for people with diabetes. Blood pressure that’s too high puts extra stress on your blood vessels. Over […]

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