Blog Profile / Heart Disease Prevention

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How Much Exercise Do Women Need To Prevent Heart Disease?

Exercise plays an important role in keeping one healthy. But how much exercise does one need without wasting time or risking injury? Current physician guidelines suggest that adults should have at least 30 minutes of moderate activity, at least 5 days a week. Show More Summary

Heart Disease Prevention - Can Heart Failure Be Cured?

Recently, scientists might discover a way to repair heart failure. A study found that paroxetine that is an antidepressant also known as Paxil could improve heart function in laboratory mice and even reverse heart damage more effectively than beta-blockers, the current standard of care for heart failure. Show More Summary

Are Low-Salt Foods Available In Grocery Stores?

Salt, or more precisely sodium, is required by human body to help nerves and muscles function correctly. It also plays an important part in fluid balance (regulation of water content). However, consuming too much salt can raise the risk of hypertension as well as cardiovascular (heart disease and stroke). Show More Summary

Heart Disease Prevention - Why Is Dietary Guidelines Important For Heart Disease Prevention?

According to the experts, Americans have very bad food choices and eat too little vitamin D, calcium, potassium and fiber and consume too much fat and salt. And these bad eating habits are making people sick. New recommendations reaffirm the 2010 guidelines: eat more vegetables, less fat and salt and to exercise more with some key differences. Show More Summary

How To Differentiate Heartburn From Heart Attack?

Heartburn is a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) that is caused by gastric acid flowing backwards into the oesophagus. It often occurs after eating and gets worse after bending over or lying down. It is also common in...Show More Summary

Heart Disease Prevention - Why Creamy Food Can Make One Fat?

There are artificial emulsifiers that are commercially made, some of which have a chemical structure similar to detergent, according to researchers from Georgia State University, Cornell University, and Bar Ilan University in Israel....Show More Summary

Should Cup Cake Be Banned At Schools?

Childhood obesity has become a major health problem. According to CDC (Centers for Disease Prevention and Control), childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. In 2012, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese. Show More Summary

Heart Disease Prevention - How Is Heart Disease Treated?

Once people are diagnosed with heart disease, their doctors would present them with several treatment options. If the blockage in the heart arteries were not serious, perhaps making lifestyle changes and taking medications would help. Show More Summary

Do Baby Foods Contain Excessive Salt And Sugar?

Consuming high content of salt will raise the risk of getting high blood pressure that will eventually lead to heart disease and stroke. Taking excessive amount of sugar can cause people to become overweight or even obese, which is associated with many disorders including heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and Type-2 diabetes. Show More Summary

Would Raising Legal Age To Buy Cigarettes Cut Use?

Numerous studies have shown that smoking can cause many medical disorders including heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, lung cancer and respiratory disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), smoking causes more than 480,000 Americans die (1 in 5) each year. Show More Summary

Heart Disease Prevention - What Is Fibromuscular Dysplasia?

Being a poorly understood cardiovascular disease, Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) can strike women up to 10 times more than men. It can lead to many complications including hypertension, chronic kidney failure, aneurysms, and spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD). Show More Summary

How Does Sleeping Pattern Affect Body Weight?

Previous studies have linked sleep deprivation to obesity as well as many medical disorders including diabetes and high blood pressure, which are also risk factors for heart disease and stroke. A recent study, however, claimed that sleep variations could as well be bad for the waistline. Show More Summary

Heart Disease Prevention - How Could Unhealthy Diet Affect Children’s Health?

According to the CDC, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. Health experts attributed the obesity epidemic to sedentary lifestyle and especially unhealthy diet. A recent...Show More Summary

How Does Sleep Deprivation Affect Weight And Health?

When one has insufficient sleep during the night, he or she might feel sleepiness the next morning that might cause accidents either on the road or at work. Lack of sleep might also impair judgment and make one forgetful. During theShow More Summary

Heart Disease Prevention - How Can A Simple Dietary Change Help Lose Weight?

In theory, losing weight is just a matter of controlling the intake of calories so that the body gets all it needs without gaining weight. But in reality, this is hardly an easy task. Good news for these people is that a new study revealed that a simpler approach might work: eat more of certain foods and do not worry so much about calorie counting. Show More Summary

Which Diet Program Should You Choose?

When one gets fatter, he or she might start worrying. This is because people are aware that overweight might just raise their risk of developing many chronic diseases including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke and even cancer. Show More Summary

Heart Disease Prevention - How Does Stress Affect Heart Attack Recovery?

Though a previous study had actually suggested a link between higher levels of perceived stress and poorer health outcomes and death rates in older heart attack patients, there is little information available regarding this connection in younger people. Show More Summary

Is Exposure To Secondhand Smoke Reduced?

Of more than 20 million smoking-related deaths in the United States since 1964, 2.5 million were non-smokers who died from exposure to secondhand smoke. And 100,000 babies have died because of parental smoking, including smoking during pregnancy. Show More Summary

Heart Disease Prevention - Why And How Smoking Should Be Curbed?

Smoking is responsible for many other cancers and health problems that include lung disease, heart disease, blood vessel disease, stroke, and COPD. Quit smoking seems to be the only way to prevent from getting all those diseases mentioned. Show More Summary

Drinking Habit Might Raise Stroke Risk!

Drinking a little red wine a day might help one prevent heart disease. As suggested by the American Heart Association (AHA), men should limit their alcohol consumption to 2 drinks (8 ounces) a day and women to only 1 drink (4 ounces). Show More Summary

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