Lisa Marianni, Senior Director, Sharecare Professional Services, is a Registered Nurse with MBA. Lisa has a passion for sharing healthcare information, improving consumers' well being and enhancing customers' businesses. She loves helping hospitals provide cutting edge health information to help make lives better.
High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because there are few physical symptoms. However, hypertension can be a major cause of heart attacks and strokes. High blood pressure can cause headache, but in general is not the cause of recurring headaches. Blood pressure usually has to
The first step in preventing a stroke is to know your risk factors. Most risk factors can be changed or treated. Talk to your healthcare provider to develop an individualized plan that minimizes your specific risk factors, such as lowering blood pressure or controlling diabetes. Risk factors you...
Brain aneurysms most frequently present for medical attention because they bleed, causing vague, non-specific symptoms such as headaches, visual problems, slowed mental processes, balance problems, etc. The majority of aneurysms that rupture do so without any preliminary signs or symptoms. Some effe