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Blog Profile / Heart Disease Prevention

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Archived Since:August 10, 2009

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Cut Sugar Intake To Half For Better Health!

According to a study published in January 2014 in the ‘Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine’, consuming too much sugar could significantly raise the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke). Show More Summary

Cardiovascular Risk Increases After Losing Loved One!

When someone who is loved passed away, the survivors would be grieved over his or her death. They might have loss of sleep and appetite over a period of time. All this could have aggravated existing underlying medical conditions. A study...Show More Summary

Do Hypertension And Obesity Affect Only Developed Countries?

Obesity has historically been viewed as a sign of wealth and prosperity. It, together with hypertension (high blood pressure), has been problem of the wealthy or developed nations. However, it seems that these health risks might have also spread to developing countries. Show More Summary

Why You Should Take Less Salt?

It has been known and probably shown by dozens of studies that consuming too much salt (sodium) can cause hypertension (high blood pressure), which in turn will increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. CDC (Centers for DiseaseShow More Summary

Why Less Sugary Drinks Should Be Consumed?

There are plenty of evidence showing sugar-sweetened beverages are loaded with calories that carry little nutritional value. These beverages are considered as a public health hazard as they are linked to obesity. A large number of deaths...Show More Summary

Beware Of Harms By Hypertension!

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is the most common cardiovascular disease. If it is left untreated, it could lead to not only vision problems and kidney failure but also life threatening events such as stroke and heart attack. Show More Summary

Can Eating Fish Prolong Life?

American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that people who have no coronary heart disease (CHD) should eat a variety of fish, preferably oily fish such as salmon and tuna, at least twice a week. Eating fish is good for the health because...Show More Summary

Would Weight-Loss Surgery Benefit Diabetics?

When a person becomes obese, the only option he or she can opt for is to lose weight. This is because obesity could lead to many serious medical conditions including Type-2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke. Of course, there are several avenues that can help achieve the weight loss. Show More Summary

How To Better Predict Stroke In Patients With Atrial Fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation (or simply AF) is the most common type of arrhythmia, which is a problem with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat. During an arrhythmia, the heart can beat too fast, too slow, or with an irregular rhythm. Though people with AF might not have any symptoms, they are actually at a higher risk of getting a stroke. Show More Summary

Laugh More To Be Healthy!

“Laughter can be the best medicine.” Believe it or not, this is what people always talk about. Is this statement true? If yes, what are the reasons behind such claim? After years of research, scientists have found some justifications on why laughing is good for the health. Show More Summary

Beware Of Heart Disease Even For Youngsters!

Being the number one killer in the United States, heart disease can be prevented with healthy habits for 80 percent of cases, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). A paper that was published online April 1, 2013 in AHA’s...Show More Summary

5 Symptoms That Could Minimize Damage To Stroke

Being the 4th leading cause of death among Americans, stroke affects about 795,000 people each year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While the elderly used to be the main victims of stroke, approximately 20 percent of stroke cases now occur in people younger than 55 years old. Show More Summary

Why Breakfast Should Not Be Skipped?

Breakfast is the first meal and also the most important meal of the day. Studies did unveil that people who skip breakfast might have problems with to concentration, metabolism, weight, and even diabetes. A study by researchers fromShow More Summary

Can Metabolic Syndrome Be Diagnosed Early?

Metabolic syndrome, which is a disorder of energy utilization and storage, is the name for a group of 5 risk factors that raises one’s risk for many health problems including diabetes, heart disease and stroke. The 5 risk factors are...Show More Summary

Body Fat Is Linked To Heart Disease!

Body mass index (BMI) has been used for decades to determine if a person is overweight or obese, which is linked to development of many chronic diseases including diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and stroke. BMI is calculated by dividing the weight in kilos by the square of height in meters. Show More Summary

Hypertension During Pregnancy Raise Risk For Heart Disease

Hypertension (high blood pressure) occurs in approximately 8 to 10 percent of pregnancies. Research showed that women with hypertension during pregnancy might have a higher risk of hypertension even decades after maternity. This would in turn lead to an increased risk of a number of chronic diseases including heart disease. Show More Summary

Metabolism Disorders Relate To Heart Disease And Stroke

Metabolism is the process one’s body uses to get or make energy from the food eaten. A metabolic disorder occurs when abnormal chemical reactions in the body disrupt the process. When this happens, one might have too much of some substances or too little of others that are required to keep one stay healthy. Show More Summary

Depression Could Raise Stroke Risk!

According to Stroke Association in the United Kingdom, about half of stroke survivor will suffer depression in the first year following their stroke. Depression can happen soon after a stroke or several months later, and it can range from mild to severe. Show More Summary

Diabetes Or Hypertension Link To Higher Sleep Apnea Risk

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. It is a potentially serious disorder since people with OSA are at risk of developing cardiovascular disease if it is not appropriately treated. Show More Summary

Less Salt More Potassium For Stroke Prevention!

About 98 percent of Americans consume an average 3436 milligrams of salt (sodium) daily, which is more than twice the recommended amount for a healthy diet, according to American Heart Association (AHA). Higher intake of sodium is tied...Show More Summary

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