Treating Hypertension

Hypertension is often the first medication that especially a male will take and the first question I’m often asked is can I ever get off this medication. The answer practically is it’s rare that someone gets off of hypertension medicine because hypertension like a lot of diseases progresses as you get older so your blood pressure naturally goes up as […]

The Cardiac Cycle, Animation

The cardiac cycle refers to the sequence of events that occur and repeat with every heartbeat. It can be divided into two major phases: systole and diastole, each of which subdivides into several smaller phases. Systole and diastole when not specified otherwise refer to ventricular contraction and relaxation, respectively. Reminders: Blood flows from higher to lower pressure. Contraction increases the […]

What Happens When You Faint?

Fainting isn’t fun, and when it’s happening to you, or when it’s happening to someone else, It is scary, and it is unpleasant, and why, why do we do that? When you faint, it’s because your nervous system went haywire, and your brain wasn’t getting enough oxygen. A brain requires oxygen like a computer requires electricity and that oxygen is […]