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Blood Pressure Feedback Loop

In order to understand the blood pressure feedback loop, it is important to first understand what blood pressure is and what it does. Your blood pressure is how hard your heart has to pump to push the blood through your blood vessels and through your body. Any mammal that has …

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Upper Extremity Veins

The upper extremities including the arms and hands have a big network of blood vessels called arteries and veins. The veins are thin-walled blood vessels that carry blood from tissues toward the heart and lungs, where oxygen is added, to be pumped and circulated back to the tissues through the …

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Blood Sugar Levels After Eating

Blood sugar level simply means the concentration of a simple sugar (glucose) in certain amount of blood. In the United States, it is measured in mg/dl or milligrams per deciliter. Glucose concentration in the body fluctuates the whole day. Actually, there can be significant variations from minute to minute. Blood …

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Anterior Choroidal Artery

The anterior choroidal artery is said to be as old as the hills. Phylogenetically, the homologs of this artery, which have been recorded under several baffling names in archaic dissections of “lower” species, are well developed in fish, amphibians and mammals. That being the case, do you know what the …

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Heart Palpitations During Pregnancy

Heart palpitation is usually described as a panic state that is marked by feeling of fluttering in the chest and struggle for breathing as if the heart has stopped pumping. This feeling is easily identified by individuals who are experiencing it. In some cases no specific symptom is reported and …

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Right Sided Heart Failure

When the heart is unable to pump blood adequately to meet the demand of the body, it is referred to as heart failure. It affects all the body functions since their requirement of blood is not met. Various conditions collectively cause heart failure and also cause the weakening of the …

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Heart Stent Recovery Time

Angioplasty (Surgical repair or unblocking of a blood vessel, especially a coronary artery)involves creating a small incision in the arm or groin after numbing the area with local anesthetic. The doctor then guides a small hollow tube attached to a catheter along the artery towards the heart. They then use …

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Essential Oils for High Blood Pressure

Elevated or high blood pressure refers to the condition wherein the pressure being exerted on blood vessels and arteries becomes increasingly high; also, the walls of the arteries become distorted, which exerts extra pressure on your heart. Elevated blood pressure for longer periods increases your chances of getting diabetes, heart …

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