Effective Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

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  According to the American Heart Association, nearly half of Americans have high blood pressure, and 28 percent of them don’t even know it. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is defined as the systolic pressure (top number) reading 140 or above, or a diastolic pressure (bottom number) reading 90 or above. Hypertension is often asymptomatic […]

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Anatomy of Your Veins

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Before explaining the anatomy of your veins, it’s important to understand a bit about your cardiovascular system. The cardiovascular system is an enormous network of blood vessels. This network begins with the pulmonary vein and carries oxygenated blood from the lungs to the heart. The oxygenated blood is then transported to every organ, tissue and […]

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