Doctor Measuring Blood Pressure Of Patient

High Blood Pressure: The Whole Body Disease

There’s a reason why every doctor’s visit, no matter what it’s for, involves having a cuff wrapped around your upper arm and pumped until a nurse or medical assistant stops and says some numbers. Ideally, those numbers are 120 over 80, or slightly lower.

What you may not hear is what those numbers actually mean and why they’re so important.

Man kidney failure, Renal failure against gray background

Preventing Chronic Kidney Disease

It can be easy to miss the signs when our kidneys aren’t functioning properly. But since kidneys are vital to our overall health, it’s important to know what to look for . This is critical if you fall into any at-risk groups, including those with diabetes, high blood pressure or a family history of kidney disease.