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Heart Disease

Heart & Blood VesselsHeart Disease
March 24, 2019

Sauna: the hot new therapy for a healthy heart

Age is an uncontrollable risk factor for cardiovascular heart disease, unlike risk factors like smoking, drinking alcohol and a lack of exercise.Now, new studies have shown that a sauna a few times a week could help stave off heart health problems in older people, even amongst those who are at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. 
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Heart & Blood VesselsHeart Disease
January 30, 2017

How flu, yeast and parasites can cause heart disease

Myocarditis is a heart condition where the myocardium becomes inflamed. If you’ve never heard of the myocardium it’s simply the middle layer of your heart wall. This muscle pumps blood in and out of the heart, and to the rest of the body. When this muscle becomes inflamed, its ability to pump blood becomes less effective, and you may have trouble breathing and an irregular heartbeat. It can also cause blood clots, heart attack, and stroke. Heart conditions can be difficult to diagnose. Speak to Hello Doctor about the signs and symptoms to watch out for. (more…)
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Heart & Blood VesselsHeart Disease
February 17, 2016

Heart-attack: do women have it worse?

You feel a searing pain in your chest, you fall down and then you’re in an ambulance speeding towards the emergency room! Isn’t that how all heart-attacks happen? Well, that’s how they look in the movies, but real-life heart attack symptoms can be silent and sneaky. And, just to complicate matters a bit more: women may get very different symptoms to men! It all seems a bit unfair. (more…)
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Heart & Blood VesselsHeart Disease
July 15, 2015

What you need to know about heart disease

Heart disease is the most common cause of death in many developed countries, and one of the main risk factors, are obesity. In the last couple of years, though, our knowledge about heart-disease has changed a bit. Here’s an update on the latest you need to know to prevent heart disease: (more…)
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Heart & Blood VesselsHeart Disease
February 9, 2014

What do you know about your heart health?

Fact: the average adult heart beats 70 times a minute; 100 000 times a day; three and a half million times a year; and 2.5 billion times during a lifetime! But just like any pump, without proper care and maintenance, it won’t go the distance. Lifestyle changes such as regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight and cutting down on salt are all very effective measures when it comes to keeping your heart healthy. However, in addition to this, there are key preventatives moves your pharmacist can help you with too. (more…)
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Heart & Blood VesselsHeart Disease
January 11, 2014

Salt: Getting to the heart of the matter

In very small amounts, pure salt is essential, and maintains the mineral balance in literally every cell in your body. It also works to regulate fluid balances and promote proper circulation, and assist with nerve impulse and muscle contraction. Too much salt, however, can be fatal and is closely linked to serious health conditions such as heart disease and stroke. (more…)
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