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heart attack

Blood conditions
November 30, 2018

Could you have a blood clot?

Your blood has one of the most important and complex jobs in your body. It flows continuously through your veins and arteries delivering nutrients and oxygen while overcoming bumps and lumps, twists and turns, all this with a fluctuating blood pressure. Sometimes, this whole commotion can lead to the formation of blood clots. Clotting can be healthy and normal - helping with wound healing - but it can also be dangerous when the blood clot forms in places where it's not needed. What is a blood clot? A blood clot is a cluster of blood that has changed from a…
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Heart & Blood Vessels
January 8, 2018

Is it a panic attack – or a heart attack?

Pounding heart, shortness of breath, sweating, fear of losing control or of dying. Sound familiar? These are some of the typical symptoms of a panic attack and a heart attack. So how do you know the difference!? Panic attack Heart attack Symptoms usually peak after 10 mins. The pain lasts more than 5 minutes and the pain doesn’t affect the breathing.   Pain is concentrated in the chest, and fluctuates: rising & falling.   People describe the pain during a heart attack as constricting. The intensity of the pain can change. As a rule, the pain appears in the center of the chest and can move downward along the left arm and along the back. The pain…
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Sleep
September 29, 2017

Sleep apnoea: can snoring give you a heart attack?

It's normal to have a bad night or two here and there, but if you’re finding yourself feeling constantly tired and blurry-eyed, you could be suffering from a sleep disorder known as sleep apnoea. Besides leaving you feeling flat and fatigued, sleep apnoea can impact your health in several other ways. What is sleep apnoea? Sleep apnoea is a relatively common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing while you sleep. These pauses can last anything from a few seconds to a few minutes, and can happen as many as 30 times an hour. As your…
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Bone, Muscle & Joint
May 18, 2015

Atherosclerosis 101!

Athero- what?! Atherosclerosis is a term doctors use to describe the disease where your blood vessels get hard and narrow. Normally these blood vessels (arteries), that carry oxygen and nutrients from your heart to the rest of your body, are like a flexible and elastic hollow pipe. (more…)
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High Blood Pressure
May 17, 2015

Your blood pressure-friendly, food-free diet

Welcome to your 'foodless' diet plan, guaranteed to lower your blood pressure. We’re not going to tell you what you can and can’t eat, but rather give you the facts and offer alternative treatment to ensure a heart-healthy lifestyle. (more…)
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Heart & Blood VesselsHigh Blood Pressure
May 3, 2014

The Big Salt Round Up

In partnership with Salt Watch, this season on the Hello Doctor TV show we brought you everything you need to know about salt: why too much is dangerous, how much your body actually needs, how much is too much, and how to substitute salt in recipes. To help make it easier for you, here are our top Salt Watch blog posts from episode 1. Enjoy! (more…)
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