高血壓的標準以及原因?三個症狀以及六大控制原則

高血壓並不可怕,事實上,處於第一期高血壓的民眾,有機會可以透過改變生活以及飲食習慣良好控制血壓。掌握以下六個控制高血壓的黃金原則(SABCDE),搭配定期監測血壓的機器以及應用程式,以及定期回診,免於長期吃藥,並遠離高血壓伴隨而來的併發症…

何謂低鈉飲食?六個低鈉飲食的原則

研究發現鈉含量攝取過多是高血壓潛在的元兇之一,而高血壓可能會導致中風、心臟病、視力下降、腎臟受損以及阿茲海默症,是「隱形的殺手」。以成人而言,美國心臟病學會建議一天的鈉攝取量不應超過 2,300 mg,理想的攝取量約為1,500 mg。在台灣,依據衛生福利部建議,每日鈉總攝取量不宜超過2400毫克(約為6公克鹽)。

高血壓建議飲食: 得舒飲食(DASH Diet)

得舒飲食(DASH Diet) 英文字面上的意思是遠離高血壓的飲食(Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension)。1992年,美國國家衛生院研究何種飲食最能夠降低高血壓,多個研究結果發現得舒飲食有效降低高血壓。在不改變生活型態的情況下,實行得舒飲食的受試者的收縮壓下降了 6-11mmHg。除此之外,受試者的低密度膽固醇(LDL)也有下降。

Getting on a plane during COVID: what you should bring

Cramming into a metal box with hundreds of people for hours is not an ideal situation to be in during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this is the situation many people would find themselves in as they get on a plane for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, and other holidays.  If you’re planning to fly soon, here […]

MocaCare Medical Isolation Gowns and Coveralls

MOCACARE is an FDA registered medical device company based in California that has in stock five types of medical-grade isolation gowns (AB1003, AB1004, AC1007, AD1008, and AD1009) and one type of medical-grade coveralls (CC1001). Our products received certificates such as the EU Declaration of Conformity, BSI Certificate of Registration, and Intertek test report.  MOCACARE’s isolation […]

ASTM-rated Masks: Definition and Use

ASTM-rated masks are medical masks that are fluid resistant and have a high degree of filtration efficiency. ASTM-rated masks are rated by three levels, higher-level masks have a higher filtration efficiency and fluid resistance.  ASTM level 1 masks are commonly called procedure masks and ASTM level 2 masks surgical masks. They are usually used by […]

Coronavirus Tips: How to Properly Wear a Face Mask

Now that mask-wearing becomes a daily routine for many during the coronavirus outbreak, it is important to learn how to properly put on and remove a facemask. Before we dive into the details, here are three rules of thumb:  Wash your hands thoroughly before and after handling the mask every timeAvoid touching the mask unnecessarily Cover […]

The Differences Between N95, KN95, Surgical, and Cloth Masks, Explained

During the coronavirus crisis, mask-wearing and the nation-wide shortage of masks have become hotly discussed topics. You might have already heard the names of many different types of masks: N95 respirator, KN95 respirator, surgical mask, and cloth mask, but are you confused about what each of them means and how they are different?   Read on […]

How and When to Wash Your Hands

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, handwashing is a crucial part of warding off infections and slowing the spread of COVID-19.  The coronavirus can infect you if you have touched your eyes, nose, or mouth after touching an infected person’s bodily secretions or a contaminated surface. Despite the importance of handwashing, a study has shown that people […]

COVID-19 Topic: Why is Mask-wearing Important and How are N95, Surgical & Cloth Masks Different?

The CDC has officially changed its COVID-19 guideline on mask-wearing and has advised all Americans to wear cloth mask/face-covering in public. Previously, the CDC has advised Americans against wearing any masks—neither medical-grade nor home-made—if they’re not sick or taking care of someone who is sick.  Why has the CDC changed its guideline? This article will […]

What to Do About the Coronavirus Outbreak If You Have Hypertension or Heart Disease?

Right now, it has been widely reported that people with pre-existing conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes (type 1 & 2), a compromised immune system, and lung disease (such as asthma) are likely to develop more severe symptoms. The American Heart Association is “advising caution” for elderly people with hypertension and coronary heart disease, as […]

High Potassium Foods to eat for Hypertension

Potassium is an essential part of a well-balanced diet, but adequate intake is especially important for those with hypertension. Potassium can relax blood vessels’ walls, thus decreasing blood pressure. Potassium can also help the body remove excess sodium (salt), a mineral that raises blood pressure.  The recommended potassium intake by the American Heart Association is […]

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