As more people get sick and die from COVID-19, scientists and public health professionals are learning more about which populations are most vulnerable. Emerging research and anecdotal evidence suggests obesity may exacerbate COVID-19 symptoms, and the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention now considers “severe obesity” a high-risk condition. But […]
According to a report on patient characteristics from Italy’s National Institute of Health released on March 17, 99% of COVID-19 patients who have died in the country had at least one preexisting condition. Nearly 50% of the patients who died had three preexisting conditions. In the US, COVID-19 patients with […]
To control high blood pressure, most adults should aim to get 150 minutes of moderate exercise – like brisk walking, swimming, or biking – a week. Other steps you can take are cutting back on salt and eating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and healthful fats. If none of these […]
Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure and it can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and other cardiac conditions. High blood pressure causes your blood vessels to thicken and become stiff, which puts stress on the heart and can lead to heart disease. A stroke can […]
Hypertension occurs when you have blood pressure greater than 130/80 mm Hg. Though nearly one in three Americans has hypertension, most people will never exhibit symptoms of high blood pressure. The condition can be dangerous, with some complications including blindness and stroke. This article was reviewed by Nicholas S. Amoroso, […]
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