Recommendations from the American Heart Association

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: August 20, 2021

Lifestyle has a huge effect on your health and wellbeing. This is especially true for your heart and cardiovascular health. Change isn’t as drastic or as hard as you might think. Just a few small habitual adjustments and you could alter your health now as well as into the future. Tips for a healthier heart

What Does it Mean to Eat “Heart Healthy”? (Simplified)

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: August 4, 2021

The cheat sheet for a healthier heart  With billions of food products on the market it is more confusing than ever to know what to eat especially if you find yourself with dietary restrictions due to a health condition. Stamps of approval are all over the place “Gluten free”, “vegan”, “low sodium”, “fat free”, but

The Effect Ibuprofen Can Have on Your Kidneys

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: July 14, 2021

Ibuprofen is a go to in many medicine cabinets. It’s great for relieving inflammation, reducing pain, and blocking headaches. It is sold OTC (Over the Counter) and because of this, is believed to be safe to take as recommended. Which is set at 1 200mg pill every 4 to 6 hours with a maximum limit

The Importance of a Cardiovascular Exam Post COVID as well as Post COVID Vaccination

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: May 14, 2021

If you have tested positive for COVID and experienced flu like symptoms it is important to know that Sars-COVID-19 can have lingering effects on the heart. Making sure to stay hydrated and balanced in your electrolytes is key to a good outcome. You may experience rapid a heartbeat or palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, light

Diet, Heart Health, and Catch Phrases

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: April 29, 2021

“You are what you eat.” & “Let Food Be Thy Medicine” – Two quotes that have stood the test of time. This long-standing duration in our language is due to the truth held in these two small phrases. While they may be considered catch phrases, the wisdom is valid.   What you choose to feed

Blood Donation – A Win-Win. Take a Look at the Health Benefits of Blood Donation

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: March 5, 2021

When most of us think of donating blood we think of the receiver. Those patients in need who require blood transfusions for various operations, medical conditions, and injuries. It is a very selfless kind act to give blood. It can save lives. There are, however, also benefits for the giver that are for whatever reason

Energy Drinks Warning: Some Energy Drinks are Potentially Harmful to Your Heart

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: March 1, 2021

Energy Drinks Warning: Some Energy Drinks are Potentially Harmful to Your Heart It used to be that stimulants were popular among dieters and athletes, but today energy supplements are drinks are sold in every grocery and convenience store. They are widely available and even marketed to teens and kids. There is no regulation on where

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

Benefits of Using a Sauna for Your Heart

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: November 23, 2020

Many of us walk right by the saunas at our gyms, as great as they are for your health, oddly I almost never see anyone in there. Let’s take a look at the different benefits of different types of saunas The DRY SAUNA:. Dry saunas produce a heavy deep sweat which has a cleansing effect

Eating Chili Peppers May Increase Life Expectancy

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: November 11, 2020

Interestingly enough, studies show that eating chili peppers as a fairly regular part of your diet may help to reduce the risk of death by cardiovascular mortality by 26%. Chili pepper consumption was even reported to reduce cancer deaths by 23% when compared to those who had the same conditions and yet never added this