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Raise Low Blood Pressure With These 8 Natural Ways
Nov08

Raise Low Blood Pressure With These 8 Natural Ways

What Is Blood Pressure? Blood pressure is defined as a force that pushes blood against blood vessels. If you are one of those people who have to constantly monitor blood pressure, you are familiar with its two components –systolic(normal value 120 mmHg), and diastolic (normal value 80 mmHg). Now, let’s break it down – the first, systolic element, is the highest level of blood pressure when the heart beats; the diastolic...

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How Older People Can Utilize Their Time In A Fun Way To Stay Healthy
Oct04

How Older People Can Utilize Their Time In A Fun Way To Stay Healthy

Even if you spent middle age sedentary and stressed out, it’s never too late to start making healthy changes. When you enter your senior years, protecting your health becomes more important than ever. But adopting a new lifestyle doesn’t have to be all bad. Here are four fun ways to stay healthy as you grow older. 1. Go High-Tech Senior life can get lonely, especially if you’re widowed or if adult children live far...

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Know How Age Related Muscle Loss Can Be Controlled
Aug25

Know How Age Related Muscle Loss Can Be Controlled

As you get older it is no secret that it becomes harder to lose weight. Middle-aged spread isn’t something you put on your toast, it’s that stubborn fat that seems harder to shift. And how did it even get there in the first place? Age-related muscle loss, or sarcopenia, happens to everyone and makes it difficult to lose weight. It happens from our 30s onwards and means that you burn less calories. There’s plenty you can do to slow the...

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Know How To Cope With The Rare But Serious Diagnosis
Aug22

Know How To Cope With The Rare But Serious Diagnosis

There are more than 6,800 different rare diseases [1] that affect a total of about 25 to 30 million Americans. A rare disease is classified as such if it affects less than 200,000 people within the United States at anyone point in time. Although rare diseases are rare in that they are less commonly diagnosed, they still exist and will therefore be diagnosed in some individuals some of the time. If you end up being one of the ones to...

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Hypersecretion Of Growth Hormone: What You Need To Know
Aug04

Hypersecretion Of Growth Hormone: What You Need To Know

The endocrine system in the human body plays a vital part in maintaining normal growth and a healthy overall body. One specific hormone that is secreted from the endocrine system has a particularly important part to play in numerous functions of the body – this is the growth hormone[1]. The hormone is secreted from the anterior pituitary gland. From here, the hormone enters the bloodstream and is distributed to various parts of...

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