Category Archives: Health

What Are the Different Types of Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)?

types of afib

Atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib or AF, is a common type of arrhythmia, or heart rhythm problem, characterized by an irregular heartbeat that causes a rapid heart rate. This is due to abnormal electrical impulses in the atria (the upper chambers of the heart) that cause the heart to beat rapidly. When this happens, […]

How To Plan Your Diet To Help Manage Atrial Fibrillation

Diet To Help Manage Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (or AFib)  is a heart condition which causes the heart’s upper chambers pulse at a rapid and sometimes irregular pace, resulting in an irregular heart rhythm. Although some people with AFib experience no symptoms, it is a very serious condition. AFib can raise your risk of stroke and heart failure. For people who […]

When And How You Should Measure Your Heart Rate

woman checking heart rate after tun

Even though it’s something that few of us pay close attention to, your heart rate is an important indicator of your overall health.  Modern heart rate monitoring devices are now widely available to the public in the form of consumer grade electronics. These technologies empower consumers to keep a closer focus on their health by […]

What Is Hypertension?

doctor diagnosing patient with hypertension

Hypertension is a somewhat fancy word for something you’ve probably already heard of: high blood pressure. Hypertension is one of the most common medical conditions faced by modern people. It is so common that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates as many as 1 in 3 American adults have hypertension. For most people, hypertension […]

How To Lower Your Blood Pressure With Lifestyle Changes

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is one of the most common medical conditions in the modern world. As many as 80 million Americans over the age of 20 suffer from high blood pressure — nearly 1 in 3 people. Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure can eventually lead to serious medical conditions, including congestive heart failure. […]

How to Diagnose Your Heart Disorders Using ECG or EKG Monitor

diagnosing heart disorder

If a doctor suspects that your heart is having issues, they may recommend that you get an electrocardiogram, which is usually referred to either an EKG or ECG. This test is meant to record the electrical signals being sent out when your heart is beating, and the test can detect multiple kinds of heart problems. […]