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

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

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

Heart Healthy Breakfast Ideas from Tampa Cardiovascular Associates

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: December 4, 2020

Breakfast has long been said to be the most important meal of the day. You have been fasting all night while you sleep and this literally means what it says “break” “fast”. What you break that fast with, especially if you may have a need to focus on the health of your heart, is very

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

What Does High Blood Pressure Feel Like?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: November 20, 2020

What Does High Blood Pressure Feel Like? This is a frequent question we get from patients here in the office and on telehealth visits. The answer is that it may feel different to different people depending on how high your pressures are. It can range from not realizing anything is wrong and just feeling totally

Malnutrition is a complication of Advanced Heart Failure

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: November 19, 2020

When your body is experiencing heart failure one of this first things the heart muscle uses up is vitamin B. Studies have shown that up to one third of those with heart failure have unacceptably low levels of B1 (Thiamine) and that they were below level for all other B Vitamins. This can result from

Even Teenagers Can Develop Varicose Veins

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: November 16, 2020

While the senior citizens still have the market cornered on vein issues it is possible to develop them at any time during life if your circulation isn’t flowing properly. Most vein centers, especially in Florida, will say that the mainstay of their patients who are treated for varicose veins are above the age of fifty,

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