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  • Heart conditions can also affect your legs, feet, kidneys and brain
  • Heart conditions can also affect your legs, feet, kidneys and brain
    Experts from the Society for Vascular Surgery have revealed that heart conditions affect more than just your heart - they can also affect your legs, feet, kidneys and brain. The experts explained that heart conditions is a general term usually associated with arteriosclerosis or hardening of the arteries. Arteriosclerosis is progressive disease in which plaque builds up in the arteries. Ove... ››› more
  • [10 August 2017]
  • You'd never guess that these five habits can cause heart problems...
  • You'd never guess that these five habits can cause heart problems...
    Your heart is undoubtedly the most vital organ in your body. For that reason, you want to keep it in tip-top condition, so you eat a heart-healthy diet, exercise regularly and avoid smoking. But did you know that there are a number of other habits that can cause heart problems? Read on for five common habits that may be taking a toll on your ticker... Five lifestyle factors that can lead to ... ››› more
  • [04 August 2017]
  • Five signs of heart attack in women you should know about
  • Five signs of heart attack in women you should know about
    Signs of heart attack differ from men to women. Women don't always experience the same typical heart attack symptoms as men, such as crushing chest pain that radiates down one arms. Yes, some women do experience these symptoms, but in such a case they're usually vague or even silent… On that note, we're sharing five signs of heart attack in women that you should take note of - here they a... ››› more
  • [01 August 2017]
  • Weight increases of as little as 5% can lead to heart problems!
  • Weight increases of as little as 5% can lead to heart problems!
    You may think that picking up the odd kilo here and there won't lead to any serious health problems in the long run, but new research has determined that weight increases of as little as 5% can lead to heart problems and, more specifically, remodelling of your heart! The report published in the Journal of the American Heart Association was crafted by cardiologists at The University of Texas Sou... ››› more
  • [26 July 2017]
  • Some plant-based diets can increase your risk of heart problems
  • Some plant-based diets can increase your risk of heart problems
    Doctors recommend plant-based diets, defined as dietary patterns that exclude some or all animal foods to reduce your risk of heart problems. However, some plant-based diets may actually increase your risk of heart problems. This is according to a brand new Harvard study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. There have been a number of limitations in past studies that ... ››› more
  • [20 July 2017]
  • Why women should be proactive in combating cardiovascular disease prior to menopause
  • Why women should be proactive in combating cardiovascular disease prior to menopause
    Doctors are urging women with cardiovascular disease risk factors to be proactive in combating the condition prior to menopause. To find out why doctors are suggesting that women consult their doctor in their 40s to initiate a prevention regimen, keep reading... Many women say their doctors never talk to them about cardiovascular disease... Research by Harvard Medical School reveals that ma... ››› more
  • [18 July 2017]
  • You can improve coronary artery disease by eating more lutein-rich foods
  • You can improve coronary artery disease by eating more lutein-rich foods
    A new study conducted by researchers at Linkoping University in Sweden have discovered that lutein, a nutrient found in a number of highly coloured fruits and vegetables, can suppress inflammation. The findings, published in the journal Atherosclerosis, directly suggest that lutein itself has anti-inflammatory effects in patients with coronary artery disease. Read on for the full scoop! Infl... ››› more
  • [17 July 2017]
  • Keep heart problems at bay by eating an avocado a day!
  • Keep heart problems at bay by eating an avocado a day!
    If you're an avocado lover, you'll be happy to know that new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association has found that eating one avocado a day as part of a heart-healthy, cholesterol-lowering, moderate-fat diet could help keep heart problems at bay! According to the research, eating an avocado a day can stave off heart problems in overweight and obese individuals by im... ››› more
  • [12 July 2017]
  • Harvard doctor shares five heart failure symptoms everyone should know about
  • Harvard doctor shares five heart failure symptoms everyone should know about
    It's inevitable: In your sixth and seventh decades, your body begins to slow down. For example, climbing a flight once stairs that you could once run up may now feel as strenuous as climbing Mount Everest. While vitality loss can be attributed to natural ageing to a certain degree, fatigue and shortness of breath are also potential heart failure symptoms... “There's a general tendency for peo... ››› more
  • [11 July 2017]
  • Shingles boosts your risk of heart problems like heart attack and stroke!
  • Shingles boosts your risk of heart problems like heart attack and stroke!
    According to a new South Korean study, shingles - a reactivation of the chicken pox virus that commonly affects older people - boosts your risk of heart problems like heart attack and stroke. If you had chicken pox as a child and assumed that that was the end of it, you've been mistaken… Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, meaning “belt” or “girdle” is characterised by a rash and ... ››› more
  • [10 July 2017]
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