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Disorders That Cause Kidney Disease: High Blood Pressure

August 24, 2016

“High blood pressure is the second leading cause of kidney failure in the United States after diabetes.” (1)

We at Grassroots Health are passionate about raising awareness of chronic diseases that affect Americans. That being said, we will dedicate weekly material over the next two months for highlighting many types of common kidney diseases and their health risks. Today we continue our series by discussing one of the main causes of kidney disorders: High Blood Pressure.

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Knowing Your Liver: Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

August 3, 2016

Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, also referred to as PSC, is a disease that causes inflammation of bile ducts in the liver. As the inflammation remains, scar tissue begins to develop and blocks the bile ducts over time, prohibiting bile from traveling into the intestine for its role in digestion and eventually causes a buildup of bile in the liver. The scar tissue that develops as a result of the inflammation of PSC and the excess of bile is extremely dangerous to the life of a person’s liver, and can even be deadly. (1)

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Maintaining A Healthy Heart: How To Avoid Sudden Cardiac Arrest

May 4, 2016

In 2013 the American Heart Association found that there were 359,400 incidence of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) that took place outside of a hospital. Of these cases, they found that there was only a 9.5% overall survival rate. SCA occurs when the heart develops an abnormal pattern of beating, known as arrhythmias, which can causes it to suddenly stop beating. Without the delivery of oxygenated blood to the body, a person can die within minutes of the heart ceasing to beat.

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Effectively Managing Your Chronic Conditions Can Prevent Depression

October 7, 2015

As one of its many health observances, October has been deemed as National Depression Awareness Month. While we, at Grassroots Health, do not treat depression itself, we do however offer affordable health services that can treat and prevent some of the causes of depression. According to WebMD there are a handful of common chronic conditions that if not addressed and treated properly, can contribute to depression-like symptoms.

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2 Simple Ways Men Can Be Proactive In Preventing Prostate Cancer

October 6, 2015

Today we are concluding a two-part series that has focused around cancers that are specific to men and women by explaining how both can be proactive in preventing gender-specific cancers. We at Grassroots Health want to raise awareness of the diseases that both genders are faced with and help by providing practical information that can be applied to improve the future of everyone’s health.

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Where Could Cholesterol Be Hiding In Your Diet?

April 7, 2015

Cholesterol is a well traversed topic in the health and nutrition world because of its presence in the majority of American foods. At a cellular level, cholesterol is in fact a  wax-like type of substance that flows alongside nutrients throughout the bloodstream, as mentioned previously. It works by connecting to proteins in order to create new cells. Therefore, cholesterol is essential but it’s imperative that it exist in balance with the body’s requirements. Otherwise, it can lead to multiple health problems.

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How Examining Nutrition Can Help Lower High Blood Pressure

March 23, 2015

High blood pressure is a chronic disease in which the heart is working over time to supply the body with a sufficient amount of blood. Constantly pumping more blood than what is healthy is harmful to a heart’s longevity and when left uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to serious heart problems and stroke. Knowing that 27% of American adults (that’s 1 in 3) live with high blood pressure, we wanted to utilize March as National Nutrition Month to offer some guidance for how people living with high blood pressure can help control their chronic condition by implementing a daily nutritional structure.

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The mission of the CHC Blog is to provide educational content on topics of health care and community benefit which is informative, valuable, and inspiring to our members, patients, and the community at large. 

Shelby Morgan - Editor / Author

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