Focus on Progress, not Perfection

Trying to be perfect can get in the way of healthy changes you're trying to make. Learn how focusing on progress, not perfection, can put you on a path to success. When you set out to accomplish a new goal, you might start off with gusto and determination. You may be highly motivated, ready to...

Hypertension (Risk Factors & Complications)

Risk factors High blood pressure has many risk factors, including: Age. The risk of high blood pressure increases as you age. Until about age 64, high blood pressure is more common in men. Women are more likely to develop high blood pressure after age 65. Race. High blood pressure is particularly common among people of African heritage,...

Hypertension (Symptoms & Causes)

Overview High blood pressure is a common condition in which the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease. Blood pressure is determined both by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in...

Hair Loss (Risk Factors & Prevention)

Risk factors A number of factors can increase your risk of hair loss, including: Family history of balding, in either of your parent's families Age Significant weight loss Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes and lupus Stress Prevention Most baldness is caused by genetics (male-pattern baldness and female-pattern baldness). This type of hair loss is not preventable. These...

Hair Loss (Symptoms & Causes)

Overview Hair loss can affect just your scalp or your entire body. It can be the result of heredity, hormonal changes, medical conditions or medications. Anyone can experience hair loss, but it's more common in men. Baldness typically refers to excessive hair loss from your scalp. Hereditary hair loss with age is the most common cause...