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

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

A Look at What Smoking Does to Your Heart – Cigarettes and Cannabis

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: October 21, 2020

While smoking back in the day was considered cool and trendy it became apparent 50 years ago that smoking cigarettes was potentially very harmful to your health. Away went the billboards and magazine ads glorifying the Marlboro Man and smoking as socially hip and in came the warning labels. It is now widely known that

The High Price of Uncontrolled Hypertension (Blood Pressure)

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: October 7, 2020

They don’t call hypertension “the silent killer” for nothing. You can have elevated blood pressure and not even realize it until its too late if you don’t keep up on monitoring during regular check up’s. High blood pressure effects nearly 30% of Americans and is the listed cause for death for 60,000 per year. Do

Serenity is good for the heart – how to keep a peaceful heart in troubling times

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: October 2, 2020

One of the top issues right now plaguing society is stress. Stress leads to anxiety, burn out, unwarranted anger outbursts, frustration, unhappiness, and can even lead into disease including heart disease if it is allowed to go unchecked for too long. You might question the ability to be serene amongst this storm we all seem

How the Heart Shape Got Its Name and Why it Looks Nothing Like the Human Heart

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: September 30, 2020

If you didn’t study anatomy at all you might assume that the heart shape such that we use for Valentine’s Day cards was what was at the core of our being. The muscular organ that runs our body in reality is not shaped much like the heart shape at all. So where did the Valentine’s

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

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

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