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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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Heart Healthy Eating for Hybrid Learning Posted by Jess

Students here in Patchogue, NY are headed back to school for hybrid learning this week. With students spending some days in school and some days learning from home, many parents are struggling to plan meals around this new schedule. But heart healthy eating doesn’t have to be difficult. Even on the go, with planning and patience, you can feed your family in a way that keeps hearts strong and bellies happy. Heart Healthy Eating Starts with a Plan The best

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How to Keep Your Blood Pressure Down During Today’s Stressful Times Posted by Brookhaven Heart

Research has found that high blood pressure puts some at higher risk of contracting COVID-19 and being more negatively impacted by the virus, which means keeping your blood pressure under control is more important than ever. If you’re dealing with high blood pressure, here’s everything you need to know to keep yourself safe. Prevention Measures As with any underlying health condition, patients with high blood pressure should take as many precautions as possible to stay safe. This means wearing gloves