Hyperkalemia – Chronic High Potassium Can Be a Serious Condition

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: January 12, 2021

Hyperkalemia – Chronic High Potassium Can Be a Serious Condition When your doctor draws yearly blood work and tells you casually your potassium may be too high, do not take it lightly. Hyperkalemia is one condition that can be easily overlooked with damaging and life-threatening consequences. Potassium levels can remain high, reoccur, or spike. These

Caffeine’s Effect on Your Heart’s Health

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: January 8, 2021

If you are a coffee or tea drinker, or even indulge in energy drinks or sodas, you may wonder if it’s having any effect on your heart health. The fact is that caffeine does influence your circulatory system. Caffeine affects the circulatory system in several ways: If you don’t consume caffeinated drinks regularly when you

Heart Disease and Diabetes – Is there a Correlation?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: December 14, 2020

It isn’t often people think of diabetes and heart disease being connected. They are considered two very different illnesses. The fact is that they do have a link to one another. Approximately 65% of those who have type 2 diabetes will ultimately have their cause of death be some form of heart disease or stroke.

Healthy Sleep Habits Boost Heart Health

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: December 11, 2020

We could easily deem 2020 the year of insomnia. So many patients tell us they cannot sleep because of racing thoughts and anxiety revolving around world events. These are interesting times we are in indeed. It is vital for your health to limit the amount of stress you are under on a daily basis as

Foods That Help Keep Your Cholesterol Under Control

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On: December 8, 2020

If you have recently had blood work done and have been flagged as having high or elevated cholesterol numbers, it’s important to pay attention. Elevated cholesterol can cause massive health issues if not dealt with and brought back into normal range. Rather than jump directly to medications its best to try and manage it though

Anxiety and How It Can Affect Your Heart and Cardiovascular Health

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: November 5, 2020

With the election still up in the air the country is living in a high state of anxiety right now. It is not healthy for you. Breathe, take a step back, turn off your social media and the TV for a while and focus on what you can control – Your own life. Anxiety can

Just Not Feeling Right Following an Infection? It Could be Myocarditis

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: October 26, 2020

Just Not Feeling Right Following an Infection? It Could be Myocarditis If you have been sick with a systemic infection occasionally the virus can enter the heart. Your body produces cells to fight the virus to try and heal you. These cells release chemicals which can sometimes inflame the heart muscle.  Inflammation of the heart

Cardiomyopathy – Signs & Symptoms

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: October 23, 2020

Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscles which makes it more difficult for the heart to do its job and pump blood to the rest of the body. If left untreated it can lead to heart failure. Cardiomyopathy is not genetic in nature, instead it stems from viral infections, nutritional deficiencies, undergoing chemotherapy for

Broken Heart Syndrome: Yes, You Really Can Die of a Broken Heart…

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: September 23, 2020

If you have been lucky enough to live a life without getting your heart broken count your blessings. While a breakup may feel bad an actual broken heart which leads to a medical condition known as Broken Heart Syndrome usually involves the death of a loved one. For years it was considered an old wive’s

Why People Choose to Visit a Nutritionist in Tampa, Florida

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On: September 14, 2020

Why People Choose to Visit a Nutritionist in Tampa, Florida There is so much conflicting information on the internet it’s very hard to know what’s truth and what’s conjecture. When it comes to your health and food planning, nothing can top the advice of a trained licensed nutritionist. No two people have the exact same