Posts Tagged ‘high blood pressure’

What is Gout?

Gout is a common form of inflammatory arthritis that is very painful. It often affects one joint at a time. There are no cures for gout but you can treat and manage the condition. What Causes Gout? It is caused by a condition known as hyperuricemia, where there is too much uric acid in the […]


Stroke – Signs and Risk Factors

A stroke is when something blocks blood flow to part of the brain or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. This can cause brain damage, disability, and even death. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. High blood pressure, smoking, and having a history of a stroke increase […]


High Blood Pressure – What You Need to Know

Did you know nearly 1 in 3 American adults have high blood pressure? High blood pressure will not go away without treatment such as lifestyle changes or physician prescribed medications. Blood pressure is the force of blood flow inside your blood vessels. Blood pressure measurement consists of two numbers. The first number is the pressure […]