When your heart beats, it pumps blood around your body to give it the energy and oxygen it needs. As the blood moves, it pushes against the sides of the blood vessels. The strength of this pushing is your blood pressure. If your blood pressure is too high, it puts extra strain on your arteries (and your heart) and this may lead to heart attacks and strokes. The first (or top) number is your systolic blood pressure. It is the highest level your blood pressure reaches when your heart beats. The second (or bottom) number is your diastolic blood pressure. It is the lowest level your blood... Read More
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Energy drinks contain up to five times more caffeine than coffee. Although it seems like the solution to a lack of energy, there are negative side effects that come with it. Many can experience nervousness, irritability and rapid heartbeat when consuming these drinks. Many energy drinks contain high levels of taurine and some have 50 or more grams of sugar! If you track your sugar readings, you’ll see your blood sugar spike temporarily and crash, leaving you more tired than before.My word of advice
Skip the energy drink. Instead have two glasses of icy, cold water.... Read More
Prevention is genius medicine. By making smarter choices, detecting risk early, not only do we improve our quality of life, but we can prolong people’s lives. Pediatrics is the perfect place to master this. Because of the incredible opportunity we have to prevent injury and illness during a person’s childhood, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updates and refreshes their schedule of recommended screenings and guidelines for wellness visits every year. It’s put into a huge “... Read More
I often hear people say and I have said to myself many times, “eating healthy is expensive!” But, it wasn’t until I heard the rebuttal, “but so is being unhealthy,” that I had a mental shift! I decided that eating healthier for me and my family was a must. Now, let me be straight… we are far from perfect. We indulge on occasion, sometimes too much, but, as my Primary Care Physician told me, “strive for improvement, not perfection.”#1 — Set a budget
When my husband and I first created our weekly budget, yes, weekly – it keeps us accountable! I reviewed two months of spending on... Read More
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