High Blood Pressure 101

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a “silent killer” that can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, kidney disease, vision loss, and vascular dementia. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 1.13 billion people around the world are affected. What is High Blood Pressure?  The heart pumps constantly to transport blood […]

The Epidemic of Stress

Stress isn’t Avoidable, but It Is Manageable. Stress has been shown to have serious health consequences ranging from reduced immunity to an increased risk of heart disease. There are a variety of factors that can contribute to stress—health issues, relationships, financial difficulties, work, or even just our responses to daily life can all result in […]

High blood pressure warning: The sign in your eyes

What is High Blood Pressure Exactly? High blood pressure (HBP) is caused by narrowing blood vessels making the heart work harder to pump through the vessels. This increased workload causes a spike in bp readings, placing a strain on vital organs – and there is a sign in the eyes that could indicate someone has […]