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What Are Varicose Veins? Posted by Joe Stewart

A varicose vein is a condition caused by thin or damaged vein walls and valves. They may form whenever blood pressure increases inside your veins. Many reasons these occur can be pregnancy, constipation, a tumor, or being overweight and obese. The most common signs of varicose veins are in the legs, but sometimes varicose veins form in other parts of the body. Different Types of Varicose Veins Another type of varicose vein are hemorrhoids that originate in the rectum. Varicoceles

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Heart Health Basics: Blood Pressure Posted by Brookhaven Heart

Blood pressure is talked about a lot in our everyday lives. A nurse measures it every time we visit our doctor. Drug stores have kiosks where you can measure your blood pressure while you wait for your prescriptions. We even talk about it metaphorically in conversations. We say that controversial news or a stressful day might “get your blood pressure up”. But many people don’t really understand blood pressure and what it means for your overall health. Here is some

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What is a Stress Test & Why Do You Need to Get One? Posted by Brookhaven Heart

While our bodies are equipped to handle stressors (both mental and physical) that negatively affect our heart, prolonged occurrences can lead to numerous health issues, including increased blood pressure or other underlying heart conditions. If you have or are currently experiencing irregularities or concerns with your heart, then your cardiologist might suggest a stress test to diagnose certain medical conditions. With this diagnosis, they can then suggest preventative health measures that you can implement on a daily basis. What Happens

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How To Make Your Own Stress Management Plan Posted by Brookhaven Heart

Most people work tirelessly. They forego vacation time or sick days to make sure they receive a paycheck each week. So much hard work makes people stressed. They don’t have a chance to relax or enjoy social events. Crafting a stress management plan is the first step in protecting your heart. The following ideas can help reduce your stress levels and lead to a healthier heart. Tackling the Issues There’s a reason you’re stressed, whether it’s due to work or a notable