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If you feel pressure or a squeezing in your chest, it may be angina. It can feel like a heart attack, but often it’s a warning sign. The chest pain happens because there isn’t enough blood flowing to part of your heart. It’s a symptom of heart disease, and it occurs when something blocks the…

high-cholesterol

When a person has high cholesterol, the risk of acquiring heart disease or worse heart attacks increases. By taking the prescribed medications, it can help to lower cholesterol level. Before relying on drug maintenance, it is first best to make lifestyle modifications. Some of the ways to get this done includes: a) Eating heart-friendly food…

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A silent heart attack happens when the flow of blood is blocked in the coronary arteries by a build-up of plaque. Studies differ, but some suggest that silent heart attacks are more common in women than in men. Ekery points out that women and their physicians may also be more likely to chalk up symptoms…

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Besides staying alert, coffee lovers who drink more than three cups of java a day may lower their risk for clogged arteries, a new Brazilian study suggests. Scientists surveyed more than 4,400 residents of Sao Paulo about their coffee-drinking habits and correlated them with coronary artery calcium (CAC) readings. CAC scans look for signs of…

Heart

Press your hand against your chest. Those little thumps you feel are your heart pumping, moving blood into and out of its chambers and through the rest of your body. Normally, the top part of your heart (the atria) squeezes first, then the bottom part (the ventricles). The timing of these contractions is what moves…

heart-failure

There are many diseases associated with the heart. One of such is heart failure. The other term used for the condition is congestive heart failure. This occurs when the heart muscle no longer pumps blood like it normally would. Some conditions that can weaken the heart and alter its efficiency to pump include high blood…

swimming

There’s a rumor around that swimming helps to build „lean muscle“. There’s no such thing as a lean muscle. They probably mean that you get more definition than size. This amazing physical activity won’t get you „ripped“, but it will improve the muscle tone. It’s a cardio workout, just like running, but it’s easier on…

heart-and-cardiovascular-diseases

Heart disease can be described as a variety of conditions which affects the heart. It may include illnesses of blood vessel like arrhythmias, coronary artery diseases, and even congenital heart issues which are inborn. Heart disease is not similar to cardiovascular diseases. The later refers to the involvement of blocked blood vessels that can cause…

healthy heart

When you suffer from a heart condition, it is normal that doctors would give you a list of food that you must not eat. Given such, there would be times when you will feel deprived to even satisfy your snack craving. Good thing there are some healthy snacks that you can munch on without worrying…

stroke

Among the deadly diseases that affect most people of today is a stroke. People who are high risk to develop this condition are those who are obese, diabetic and hypertensive. Not everyone could be aware that they already have the condition because it is mostly asymptomatic or no symptoms can be felt until suddenly, a…

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