Understanding Blood Pressure and Hypertension

Understanding Blood Pressure and Hypertension

When blood is pushed out of the heart during a heart beat, there is pressure exerted on the arteries which forces the arteries to expand. This expansion of the arteries can be felt.. It is your pulse. When you check your pulse you are in fact feeling your arteries expand in response to an increase in blood pressure caused by the heart contracting.

Creating Good Sleep Habits, an Introduction to Sleep Hygiene

Creating Good Sleep Habits, an Introduction to Sleep Hygiene

What is Sleep Hygeine? In the simplest terms, sleep hygiene is the set of habits a person can adopt to get a good night’s sleep. It can involve lifestyle practices and environmental factors. Anyone who struggles with adequate, refreshing sleep can benefit from...

What medication would you be?

I was working with a pharmacy student one day and I was asked this question. “If you were a medication, what would you be and why?” This caught me off guard. I took a couple of minutes to think about it and this is my answer. If I were a medication I would...
Foods High in Potassium

Foods High in Potassium

High Potassium Foods The average American adult consumes only about half the recommended 4700mg of potassium every day. An increased potassium intake to this level would result in significant reductions in blood pressure. This is enough to lower your risk of dying...

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