Health Tips

Circulation is the process of the heart pumping blood throughout the body. As blood circulates, it delivers nutrients and oxygen to the body’s cells and transfers waste away. Good circulation is essential for a healthy life.

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Damage from Smoking

Smoking damages nearly every organ in the body, including blood vessels. The chemicals in cigarettes thicken blood and obstruct the flow of oxygen throughout the body. Nicotine hardens and constrains the arteries, slowing circulation and increasing the risk of blockages. One cigarette can damage microvessels to the point of restricting blood flow in the toes for hours.

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September calls more attention to cardiovascular health because it is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness Month!

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Recommended Dietary Guidelines

The US Government’s Dietary Guidelines recommends that all Americans limit the amount of added sugars in their diet to less than 10% of daily calories. “Added sugars” are any sugar or syrup added to food or beverages during processing or preparation. Most Americans consume too many added sugars, often from sugary drinks, and junk food. One out of ten people gets ¼ or more of their calories from sugar.

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The American Heart Association recommends that fruits and vegetables should come first in your diet and even has a section on their website filled with heart-healthy and wallet-friendly recipes!

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What is Deep Vein Thrombosis?

Deep Vein Thrombosis is when a clot forms in the deep veins most commonly in the legs. Symptoms include leg pain, cramping or soreness, swelling, and red or discolored skin. When a clot forms in a large vein, there is the danger it will break loose and become lodged in the heart or lungs with serious consequences.

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