When it comes to keeping our hearts healthy, America has a knowledge gap. That’s what a new nationwide survey by Cleveland Clinic reveals.
Blood pressure often rises with age. High blood pressure (hypertension) raises risks of heart disease, stroke and other problems. Find out what your numbers say about your risks and discover how to lower them as we “decode” blood pressure.
When it comes to health, there are some numbers you should know by heart. Find out if your numbers are where they should be for heart health, then get tips on heart-healthy living.
When glucose builds up in your blood, it damages blood vessels and nerves. Discover what your fasting glucose level says about your risk for heart disease and stroke. Then find out how to lower your risk as we “decode” fasting glucose.
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Having an “apple” shape, where fat sits around your middle, is more dangerous for your heart than having a “pear” shape, where fat sits around your hips. Find out if your waistline puts you at risk as we “decode” waist circumference.
LDL cholesterol is a major cause of coronary heart disease. Find out if your LDL cholesterol is where it should be. And discover steps you can take to lower it as we “decode” LDL.
Did you know that triglycerides are not a type of cholesterol? But high levels of this blood fat are also linked to coronary heart disease. Find out if your levels put you at risk and learn how to lower them as we “decode” triglycerides.
The higher your BMI, the greater your risks of heart disease, stroke, hypertension and diabetes. Discover whether your score is in the healthy range as we “decode” BMI.
If you’ve hit a weight plateau, exercise can help you torch extra calories and reduce stress on your heart and blood vessels. But make sure your goal is realistic — and sustainable.
A new Cleveland Clinic survey reveals that only 20 percent of Americans know how much exercise is recommended for a healthy heart. Discover what type of exercise is best for your heart. And get tips on heart-healthy living from experts on our blog.