Wilmington, Delaware (PRWEB) November 29, 2012
Blood Flow Online, LLC is pleased to announce the launch of a new website BloodFlowOnline.com, dedicated to educating consumers and healthcare professionals on the importance of healthy blood flow and providing practical tips for preventing cardiovascular diseases.
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading killer in the U.S. About 82 million Americans have some form of cardiovascular disease which, according to the American Heart Association, causes one death every 33 seconds. The role of blood flow in health is intuitive--it is easy to grasp that healthy circulation of blood is a critical component of cardiovascular health. Moreover, blood flow is easily modifiable by simple lifestyle changes.
At BloodFlowOnline.com, visitors will find searchable access to a wide variety of information on blood flow, as well as resources related to treatments, lifestyle changes, and insights for prevention. The main features of the website are its original commentaries, patient education articles, and filtered news.
The Perspectives section of the website houses articles which focus on the role of blood viscosity in disease. These are aimed at the general public. However, because information about blood viscosity is not part of standard medical or nursing education, reading these articles will be refreshing and rewarding for healthcare professionals as well.
Blood viscosity is the thickness and stickiness of blood and is inversely proportional to blood flow. This means that increased blood viscosity reduces blood flow to tissue and cells. Thicker blood reduces delivery of oxygen, glucose (sugar), and everything else which allows the body to do its job.
Editor-in-Chief of Blood Flow Online, Gregory D. Sloop, MD, said, ““When I realized that increased blood viscosity caused cardiovascular disease in the mid-1990’s, I thought the intuitive appeal of the idea was such that it wouldn’t take long before everyone enjoyed increased longevity, freedom from the cost and side effects of partially effective medications, and freedom from paranoia about nutrition and diet engendered by uncertainty surrounding the cause of the number one killer in the U.S. However, the paradigm shift which will result in these benefits will require patience, teamwork, and resources, especially the internet.”
The mission of the new website is simple: to educate on the importance of healthy blood flow, while advocating simple lifestyle changes to promote overall cardiovascular health.
About Blood Flow Online
Launched in 2012, the mission of BloodFlowOnline.com is to educate and empower consumers and healthcare professionals by providing a resource for health insights and original commentaries on the role of blood flow, blood viscosity and hemodynamics in chronic illness. BloodFlowOnline.com is an information website operated by Blood Flow Online, LLC.
About Gregory D. Sloop, MD
Dr. Sloop is editor-in-chief of Blood Flow Online and a pioneer in the field of clinical hemorheology. In 1996, he published a ground-breaking paper on the unifying theory of atherogenesis, pinpointing blood viscosity as the root cause of atherosclerosis and describing how each of the conventional cardiovascular risk factors contribute to atherosclerosis by increasing blood viscosity.
Dr. Sloop is the Laboratory Medical Director and Chairman of the Department of Pathology at Benefis Hospitals, a large healthcare system in Great Falls, Montana serving over 230,000 people. He earned his medical degree at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and served residencies in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospitals as well as in Pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital of Alabama. He serves concurrently as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Touro University Nevada. Previously he was Associate Professor of Pathology with tenure at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.
More information is available at: http://www.bloodflowonline.com.