Pages tagged: hypertension

Calcium Channel Blockers

Why do I need to take a calcium channel blocker? Calcium channel blockers are used to control high blood pressure...

ACE Inhibitors

Why do I need to take ACE inhibitors? ACE inhibitors are used to treat congestive heart failure (CHF) and high blood pressure (hypertension)....

Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is also called Reaven syndrome, insulin resistance syndrome, or Metabolic Syndrome X. People with metabolic syndrome have a clustering of the...

Your heart pumps blood through a network of arteries, veins, and capillaries. The moving blood pushes against the arterial walls, and this...

Heart Disease Risk Factors

Cardiovascular disease can take many forms: high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, stroke, or arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat)....

Diuretics

Why do I need to take a diuretic? Diuretics are sometimes called “water pills.” They are used to treat congestive heart...

Metabolic Syndrome: The Perfect Storm

Metabolic syndrome has become increasingly common in the United States. Also called “pre-diabetes,” this is a serious health condition that...

Get your blood pressure under control!

For millions of women, hypertension, or high blood pressure, is the most significant risk factor for heart disease. Because there...