Tag Archives: Heart disease

ARTICLE: Exercise Critical for Women’s Heart Health


Exercise Critical for Women’s Heart Health

Lack of exercise is the number one risk factor for heart disease in women over the age of 30. Inactivity surpasses even obesity, smoking, and high blood pressure as a risk factor, a fact that might come as a surprise to most women. This does not mean that these other factors should be ignored, but it does highlight the importance of incorporating physical activity into one’s daily routine. Exercising 30 to 45 minutes a day can cut a woman’s heart disease risk in half. More… Discuss

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Neil Young – Heart of Gold/Lyrics


I want to live,
I want to give
I’ve been a miner
for a heart of gold.
It’s these expressions
I never give
That keep me searching
for a heart of gold
And I’m getting old.
Keeps me searching
for a heart of gold
And I’m getting old.

I’ve been to Hollywood
I’ve been to Redwood
I crossed the ocean
for a heart of gold

I’ve been in my mind,
it’s such a fine line
That keeps me searching
for a heart of gold
And I’m getting old.
Keeps me searching
for a heart of gold
And I’m getting old.

Keep me searching
for a heart of gold
You keep me searching
for a heart of gold
And I’m getting old.
I’ve been a miner
for a heart of gold.

 

NEWS: MULTIVITAMINS MAY NOT PROVIDE MAJOR HEALTH BENEFIT


Multivitamins May Not Provide Major Health Benefit

Multivitamins are a multibillion dollar industry, but data suggest people may be better off saving their money. Several studies found that multivitamin use does not protect against age-related cognitive decline in men, nor does it reduce the risk of heart disease. Multivitamins’ protective effects against cancer and cataracts have also been found to be very slight. Experts say there is no “magic pill” that will compensate for poor lifestyle habits; the best way to protect one’s health is by being active and eating rightMore… Discuss

 

Noise Pollution


Noise Pollution

Noise is a recognized form of pollution, but it is difficult to measure because the annoyance or discomfort it causes varies between individuals. There is evidence that hearing sensitivity among young Americans is decreasing because of exposure to noise, including overly amplified music. Apart from hearing loss, excessive noise can cause sleeplessness, ulcers, high blood pressure, and possibly heart disease. A 2005 study found that city residents are willing to pay how much for noise reduction? More… Discuss

WEbMD_lowering Cholesterol SLideshow: 15 Tips for Avoiding Hart Disease


WebMD_Slideshow_ 15 Tips for Avoiding Heart Disease

WebMD_Slideshow_ 15 Tips for Avoiding Heart Disease

survival of the happiest


Bypass Patients in Happy Marriages Live Longer

Happy marriages could help coronary artery bypass patients live longer. A study of 255 bypass patients found that the 15-year survival rates were higher for married patients than unmarried ones and were highest for those who reported having happy marriages. Though men in the study seemed to benefit regardless of the quality of their marriage, women who reported dissatisfaction in their marriages actually had no survival benefit over unmarried women. Researchers believe the social support marriages provide is responsible for the improved long-term survival of bypass patients. More… Discuss

Salt Shockers Slideshow_ High-Sodium Surprises_WebMD


Salt Shockers Slideshow_ High-Sodium Surprises_WebMD

Salt Shockers Slideshow_ High-Sodium Surprises_WebMD

Sodium intake in the right amount is indispensable for life. When too much of it accumulates in the human body, excess water retention and  circulatory problems will appear. Among those, high blood pressure can lead to heat attack. It is important to realise that while sodium Chloride (table salt) is the main contributor, many ingredients in foods (including sweets) contain large quantities of sodium compounds. In addition, many medicines are made with sodium compounds, including Alka Seltzer (sodium bicarbonate)

The word is MODERATION!  

Table Salt – Sodium Chloride – In Foods


Salt-Balance

Salt-Balance

High Sodium, Low Potassium Diet Danger

It is widely believed that eating too much salt can increase one’s risk of hypertension and death from heart disease or stroke, though recent studies investigating this assertion have had mixed results. The latest study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found a link between high sodium consumption and increased risk of heart attack related death but also noted that potassium rich foods could help defend against salt’s ill effects. The 15-year study followed more than 12,000 people and showed that those who had both a high salt intake and a low potassium intake had the highest risk of dying from any cause. More… Discuss

Those who worked in industry like ceramic tiles or ice cream,  know that adding salt (Sodium Chloride) to a liquid increases its viscosity and rheology properties. In the human body, blood viscosity is also controlled by the amount of salt: When too much salt is in the system the blood becomes more viscous which results in the increase in the blood pressure. As a counteraction we become thirsty, and require more water than needed in order to dilute the blood and bring the viscosity down. Now we have two negative health effects: water retention and high blood pressure.
The salt balance, a mixture of Sodium and Potassium Chlorides, add an extra taste to food, due to its Potassium Chloride. There are different concentrations available, al the way to Sodium Chloride substitute table salt (only Potassium Chloride).


While one can buy all these food supplements from any market, it is important to consult with a medical professional, before committing to a low Sodium Diet, use of water pill, of other medication prescribed to reduce the blood pressure.

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In The News: Morning Heart Attacks Do More Damage


Morning Heart Attacks Do More Damage

According to a study of over 800 heart attack patients in Spain, people who have a heart attack between 6AM and noon tend to suffer more heart damage than those who have one at other times. It is well established that one’s internal clock can influence heart attack risk, for example, people are more likely to suffer heart attacks in the morning; however, the extent to which this influences the degree of damage a person suffers has not yet been established. In this study, researchers concluded that the area of the heart damaged in morning heart attacks was, on average, 20% larger than the area damaged in heart attacks at other times. More… Discuss