What do you eat for breakfast? Is it a healthy salad with baby carrots and lettuce? Or pizza leftovers? Or even a chocolate cake? It appears that foods high in carbs and proteins are not the worst pick. According to researchers, eating chocolate could improve your cognitive function, and consuming carb- and protein-rich foods in the morning can even help lose weight.
The health benefits of exercising have long been praised. However, the amount of exercise that can help keep the heart healthy remained a matter of heated debates. A recent research showed that different parts of the cardiovascular system require different minimal amounts of exercise to stay healthy as long as possible.
Heart transplantation is often considered to be the only way to help patients with severe heart failure. Due to donated heart supply being insufficient to provide all those with the disease with organs to transplant, special heart pumps are used as a temporary solution. However, it appears that using the device as a tool for recovery can be an option and help avoid transplantation.
You have probably heard a generally accepted opinion about an aspirin and its ability to lower the risk of heart attack and stroke. Thus, the new research has ambiguous results on taking a daily low-dose aspirin. Let’s discover whether this statement is true and fact-based.
There are so many diseases in the world that the scientists cannot recognize the roots of. Heart diseases fit this category. For many years there has not been found a universal reason of their development. But luckily today the scientists seem to find the cause.
For more than a decade, it’s been assumed that normal blood pressure is not limited to 120/80, which is the aim of all therapies designed to help those suffering from hypertension, but also includes readings of up to 130/80. High blood pressure, which is associated with a variety of conditions, was considered to have 140/90 as its starting point.
Most of us remember that we should breakfast as kings (and stick to a rather moderate portions at other meals). Right? It seems that the researches have found another proof to this point. If you skip breakfast, your are likely to deal with atherosclerosis, new study reveals. Here is more about the need of having a filling breakfast.
Heart for a human is like an engine for a vehicle. It pumps blood – the fuel – throughout the body and keeps all vital organs and hence the whole body ticking. Once the engine fails, so does the rest of the system.
Revolutionary research has been conducted recently in the area of stroke treatment. Its main focus was on how to replace the functions of dead nervous cells.
Stroke is nowadays one of the leading causes of death in the United States, with approximately 795,000 cases every year, about 140,000 of which are fatal. This means that, on average, every 40 seconds an American gets a stroke, and every 4 minutes one dies of it.
Have you ever wondered why aged people so often complain for the high blood pressure? And why among young people the pressure is rarely going up? Actually, the pressure may go up and down several times even during one day. However, in aged people, there are certain processes of arteries deterioration, which is why they are the ones who feel it most.
To determine how to prevent or even cleanse clogged arteries, let us look consider the process of clogging. So, why the arteries are clogged? First of all, you should know that basically the arteries are the pipes of your body, the heart pumps blood which circulates within them, thus spreading blood containing different nutrition elements and oxygen to all of your organs to ensure their normal functioning.
Let’s raise our glasses in a toast to your health. Sound familiar, doesn’t it? And what about raising glasses of champagne in a toast to our healthy hearts? Somewhat less familiar, isn’t it? However, it is as romantic as it is true to life. If you have raised glasses of champagne or wine in a toast, you are about to do a good thing to your heart and vessels.
A healthy person's blood pressure is somewhere around 120/80; however, it is frequent that some alternations in the level occur. Generally, it is caused by lifestyle and habits but can also be evoked by outside factors such as atmospheric pressure changes. In case of high blood pressure a person experiences an increase up to 140/90 and even higher. For those people who are prone to having such a condition it is recommended to have a sphygmomanometer at home in order to be able to measure the pressure any moment. Sudd...
White coat hypertension or white coat syndrome is a condition occuring when a patient has high blood pressure on a visit to the doctor. Hypertension is observed in some individuals if they are in a hospital or near to a nurse or doctor. It is said that these people have white coat syndrome. Usually the white coat syndrome is detected in adults, however rarely it can be observed in children as well. Hypertension is abnormally high rates of blood pressure that can lead to certain health conditions. People with white co...
Heart transplantation is a procedure where a heart is replaced from an ill patient and is transplanted with a "new" donor heart. During the surgery a special mechanical pump circulates blood via the body. The donor heart is connected to the main blood vessels and to the mechanism which is responsible for controlling the heartbeat during the surgery. A heart transplant gives great chances to improve the life expectancy and life quality of a patient. Unfortunately, waiting lists are rather long and there's a lack of do...
You feel as if your heart is trying to escape your chest; there are flopping inside, and frightening lightheadedness. Tachycardia can strike regardless of your age – high pulse rate can be caused by a number of things, and not all of them are dangerous. In this article, we will discuss what can be behind tachycardia and what ways to prevent it there are.
Heart attack is a condition when a blood clot in the artery interferes with the blood flow. As a result heart muscle gets damaged and this leads to chest pain. Besides, heart muscle tissue becomes instable and that is why the other name for the condition is myocardial infarction. This means that the heart muscle - myocardium - dies or gets damaged because of the oxygen deficiency. Heart attack symptoms in men can be fraught with pretty bad complications and even be lethal. However, it is essential to know the signs of t...
Hypertension, or in other words high blood pressure is a common problem present in all age groups is making panic all over the world, as there isn't a harmless and proper cure confirmed by the physicians. Hypertension determines a condition when the blood pressure exceeds the normal levels. As a matter of fact, there are numerous causes of high blood pressure and the common ones are listed below: Hormonal imbalance (elevated epinephrine secretion) Eating habits (excessive consumption of salty and oily foods) ...
Atherosclerosis is often caused by smoking, excessive fat consumption, and lack of physical activity, coupled with emotional and mental strain and stress. This can cause a buildup of fat deposits - atheroma - on the arteries walls, which harden and calcify with linte preventing the arteries expansion and contraction. The term used to describe arteries hardening is arteriosclerosis. Hardened arteries become "furred up" and restrict the blood flow to other body parts. The tissues and organs are affected and cannot work...