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

How a Nutritionist Can Help Your Health

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: May 16, 2016

The choices of foods are plentiful. But, that can sometimes be a problem. All of the choices we need to make! You can opt for the healthy green broccoli for a side dish or the yummy French fries. Making these decisions daily, you are bound to select the latter eventually even though you know the

Patent Foramen Ovale: What is it?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: May 2, 2016

Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) is a heart condition that you would not know unless either you had it or you are a physician that studies the heart. PFO is a condition where the two chambers of the heart are not completely separated. In essence there is a hole in the heart. It creates a small

5 Jobs That Increase Varicose Vein Risk

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: April 27, 2016

Did you know that there are occupations that can put you at risk for acquiring varicose veins? The type of activity performed at a job can contribute to venous insufficiency. The majority of these jobs are due to standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time. Unfortunately, some of these jobs can’t change the environment,

Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: April 15, 2016

Heart healthy individuals don’t smoke, exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables and maintain a healthy body mass index (BMI). Body mass index is the measure of the body fat that you have based on your height and weight. It can inform you if you are underweight, normal weight, overweight or