Abella Health Blog

Hypertension in Women

Hypertension is a women’s health issue. We don’t say that enough. Also known as high blood pressure, hypertension damages not just your blood vessels, but your heart, your brain, and other vital organs. Women and men are almost at equal risk for high blood pressure...

Are You Moving Enough?

Most Americans aren’t moving enough. Whether due to working in sedentary careers, being strapped for time, or having medical problems that make exercise difficult, this overwhelming lack of activity is scary because it’s leading us to develop otherwise preventable...

When to See a Doctor about Leg Pain

At some time or another, everyone experiences leg pain, cramps, and charley horses. No matter what you call it, leg pain is usually not serious. Most of the time, it is caused by inactivity or dehydration. Sometimes, however, cramps and leg pain occur frequently,...

How to Eat Well after a Heart Attack

Diet and exercise directly affect the level of your health. Maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle is always important to preserving health. For individuals with cardiovascular disease, however, a healthy lifestyle could protect them from suffering a serious cardiac...

The Importance of Vaccinations for Older Adults

As we age, our immune systems weaken. We're not only more likely to fall ill with diseases, like shingles and influenza, but we're also more likely to suffer severe symptoms, consequences, and complications than younger versions of ourselves. Medicine is continuously...

When Is It Time for a Stress Test?

Sometimes called exercise stress tests or treadmill tests, a stress test is a type of physical examination that monitors the way a patient’s heart works during physical activity. Since the heart has to pump blood faster and harder during exercise, monitoring this type...