Heart disease & high blood pressure

Heart Disease & High Blood Pressure From the day we are born, to the day we die our heart never stops its ceaseless pumping of oxygenated blood throughout the body. Amazingly it contracts between 70 – 80 times per minute, day and night, for a typical lifespan of 70 years. For many individuals it beats…

Measure Your Blood Pressure

(upbeat music) – Hi, I’m Jim. – And I’m Denay. Coaches of the Check It, Change It Reality Show. And today we’re checking in on Rita who is supposed to be monitoring her blood pressure during the week. Don’t worry, we won’t be popping in on you. Let’s go see how she’s doing. – Let’s…

If White Rice is Linked to Diabetes, What About China?

rice currently feeds almost half the human population making it the single most important staple food in the world but a meta-analysis of seven cohort studies following 350,000 people for up to 20 years found that higher consumption of white rice was associated with significant increased risk of type 2 diabetes especially in Asian populations…

Life’s Simple 7: Manage Blood Pressure

(gentle guitar music) Hi, I’m Alan. Let’s talk about what it takes to get your blood pressure numbers where they need to be, and why it’s so important. I was first diagnosed with high blood pressure when I was 24 years old, right after college, but it took a shake up to get my attention….

Help Patients Take Blood Pressure Medicines As Directed

[NARRATOR] One in four new prescriptions for hypertension medications are never filled. A major problem when 70% of U.S. adults over 65 have high blood pressure, and only half of them have it under control. Even hypertensive patients covered by Medicare Part D have high rates of non-adherence, too often skipping doses, taking the wrong…

Taking a Blood Pressure Measurement with a ComFit Cuff

Taking your blood pressure at home is easy. Before you take a measurement follow a few tips to ensure you get accurate readings. Do not measure within 30 minutes of eating, exercising, bathing, smoking, or drinking alcohol. Sit quietly for five minutes with your feet flat on the floor. You are now ready to take…

Health Tips on Managing High Blood Pressure

(heart beating) – High blood pressure is the most common risk factor right now in this country. Fully 90% of us will develop high blood pressure before we die. So it’s something that unfortunately, because of our behaviors and the environment we live in, most of us are gonna get. The central problem for most…