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Is Hypertension a Cardiovascular Disease? Understanding the Link

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Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure, is a prevalent medical condition affecting millions of people worldwide. It is often referred to as the “silent killer” due to its lack of noticeable symptoms. While hypertension itself is not a cardiovascular disease, it is a significant risk factor and a precursor to various cardiovascular conditions. Understanding […]

How is high cholesterol associated with heart disease?

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We’ve all heard about how we should be worried about our cholesterol intake. But what is cholesterol and why do we need to be concerned? Why do people talk about “good” and “bad” cholesterol? In this article, we’ll provide some background on cholesterol and describe how increased levels of cholesterol contribute to a higher risk […]