The main risks for heart disease are: age, presence of conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as smoking. Heart disease can also run in families independent of other conditions. Lifestyles such as an unhealthy diet, excess alcohol intake as well as insufficient exe
Blood pressure is made of 2 numbers. The top number, systolic blood pressure measures the pressure in your blood vessels during your heart beat, while the bottom number, diastolic, measures pressure in between heartbeats. Blood pressure is considered to be high if the systolic (top) number is 140...
There are many different types of medications available to lower cholesterol. The most common one used is a class of medicine called statin which block the body's ability to make cholesterol. Other medicines bind and block use of other components needed for cholesterol making. Your doctor can help..
Most adults over the age of 18 should get at least two and half hours of moderate activity a week. This can be achieved by walking briskly for 30 minutes 5 times a week. Alternatively you can do intense activity, such as jogging/running, for just 75 minutes a week to obtain the same health benefits.