Foods for a Healthy Heart

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: August 30, 2016

Out of the thousands of food choices, you can make decisions that will benefit your heart. Foods that are nutrient-rich in heart-healthy vitamins and minerals can help to reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Incorporating these types of foods into your diet can bring about major health benefits for years to come. Here is

Signs of Heart Failure

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: August 16, 2016

Do you know the signs of heart failure? Early recognition is crucial to receiving timely treatment and preventing further deterioration. If you or someone you know has more than one of the symptoms below, reach out to a cardiologist for an evaluation. • Shortness of breath: this can occur when the heart has a difficult

Drop that Salt Shaker! Sodium and Heart Disease

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: August 3, 2016

Sodium is a nutrient that our bodies need, but if consumed in access, it is harmful. The overabundance of sodium surprisingly does not come from your table’s salt shaker. The majority is consumed from fast foods and processed foods. So, with our culture of “eating on the run”, you can see how easily sodium amounts

PAD: What is Peripheral Arterial Disease?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: July 29, 2016

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a serious condition concerning the narrowing of the arteries leading to your extremities (peripheral areas of the body). Most of the time PAD affects the legs, but it can also affect the arms, head, and stomach. PAD is caused by atherosclerosis, a blocking of the arteries to major areas of

3 Simple Exercises for Heart Health

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: July 19, 2016

If you have heart disease, you know the importance of taking every precaution to avoid exacerbating the problem. This is the time to take charge of your health and be an active participant in managing your heart condition. Your doctor can advise you and prescribe you medications, but the rest is up to you. There

Methods to Rid You of Varicose Veins

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: July 7, 2016

Let’s get rid of those unsightly varicose veins! Everyone likes to look their best and having those blue or red squiggly, ropy veins snaking up your leg is not attractive. It is a sign of illness and no one likes to give the appearance that they are sickly. It is an indication that something is

Why is Blood Pressure Important to Check?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: June 29, 2016

Every time that your heart beats, it pushes your blood throughout your entire body. The blood pushes against the walls of your arteries as it rushes to supply your body with oxygen and nourishing nutrients. This pressure against the walls is referred to as your blood pressure. If your blood pressure is too high, it

Reasons Why Yoga is Good for Your Heart

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: June 15, 2016

Yoga is an ancient practice that strengthens the body, focuses the mind, and reduces stress through a series of postures, or asana. Physically, yoga boosts your lung capacity, decreases blood pressure, increases flexibility, improves your balance, improves your circulation and it improves your respiratory function. Mentally, it creates a sense of well-being and decreases stress.

Smoking is Killing Your Heart

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: June 3, 2016

We all know that smoking is not healthy. Even the tobacco companies post warnings on their cigarette packaging. But, do you know how it hurts your heart and the risks that you take every time that you light a cigarette?   Cigarettes contain an addictive substance called nicotine. In addition, they also contain many other

Are You at Risk for Heart Failure?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: May 23, 2016

Heart failure, even in the name alone, is scary. That your heart can fail, or give out, is something to be taken very seriously. Everyone’s heart will weaken a bit as they age, but lifestyle factors are indicative of how severe and quickly this weakening can manifest. Heart failure is usually associated with other conditions