What is vasodilation?

What is vasodilation?

When the smooth muscles in your artery walls and large vein walls relax, your blood vessels widen – this is what’s called vasodilation. When going through vasodilation, your blood pressure will decrease and there will be an increase of blood flow through your blood...
Poor Sleep May Mean Poor Heart Health

Poor Sleep May Mean Poor Heart Health

Learn how sleep and heart health are connected. Good sleep isn’t just important for your day-to-day well being. Adequate sleep is critical for your overall body function—especially the function of your heart. Certain health conditions are linked to poor sleep. What...
Raynaud’s Syndrome Symptoms and Treatment

Raynaud’s Syndrome Symptoms and Treatment

Raynaud’s syndrome, also known as Raynaud’s disease or Raynaud’s phenomenon, affects about 5%-10% of Americans. Women are more likely to suffer from the disease than men. People suffering from Raynaud’s disease are affected by cold weather. When the temperature drops,...
5 Simple Healthy Eating Habits

5 Simple Healthy Eating Habits

Try these 5 simple healthy eating habits to jump start your healthy diet. When you think of healthy eating habits, you probably think of the food pyramid with grains at the base and fat and sugar in a tiny triangle at the top. While that food pyramid isn’t necessarily...
Blood Pressure Measurement Guide

Blood Pressure Measurement Guide

What is blood pressure? Blood pressure is the measurement of the force of blood pushing against your artery walls. You have probably had your blood pressure taken before and have heard of having high or low blood pressure. But what do the numbers actually mean? And...