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Fat, Cholesterol and Heart Disease

Heart disease is in the US, as in most westernized countries, the nation’s leading cause of death, killing one in every three Americans. Over seven million Americans suffer from angina pectoris and its severe, recurring pain caused by partial blockage of the coronary arteries. One in three men can expect to develop a cardiovascular disease before the age of 60. Several different factors contribute to the risk of developing heart disease. High blood pressure, diabetes […]

Coronary Artery Disease – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Coronary artery disease (CAD), also commonly referred to as coronary heart disease, is a health condition in which plaque affixes itself to the walls of the coronary arteries. Over time, accumulated plaque can create blockages in these blood vessels, preventing the natural flow of oxygen-rich blood to the heart from the lungs. The plaque that causes coronary artery disease is made up predominantly of lipids, cholesterol and calcium. After adhering to the walls of a […]

Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment of Angina

Angina pectoris is the pain or pressure in the chest, shoulders, jaw, neck or back caused by the small arteries not carrying enough oxygen and nutrients to the heart muscle. Angina can sometimes be mistaken for an upset stomach. Angina is often a symptom of coronary heart (or artery) disease. Coronary heart disease is the most common form of heart disease and it is caused by build-up on the walls of your coronary arteries. Plaque […]

Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of Heart Failure

When the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet your body’s needs, this is known as heart failure (also known as congestive heart failure). Sometimes the heart cannot fill with enough blood, sometimes the heart cannot pump the blood with enough force to reach the entire body and sometimes people with heart failure have both problems. It should be noted that heart failure does not mean that your heart has stopped working or is going […]

Causes, Symptoms, Types and Treatment of Heart Block

Heart block is a problem with the way that electrical signals pass from the upper to the lower chambers of the heart. It is a kind of arrhythmia, and usually causes the heart rate to slow down. There are three main types of heart block: first degree, second degree and third degree, with first degree being the mildest and third degree the most serious. The features of the three types are described in terms of […]

Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is the build-up of a deposit known as plaque on the inner wall of the arteries. Plaque is made up of calcium, cholesterol and fat. As more of it is deposited, the amount of space left for blood to flow becomes narrowed and restricted. Plaque build-up takes place slowly over time, which is why older people are more likely to show symptoms. Sometimes plaque can burst (rupture), which causes platelets to accumulate in the […]

Prevent Heart Disease, Weight Gain and Diabetes with Good Night’s Sleep

There is a remedy that does not cost a dime and so it cannot be found in any drugstore, and yet, it can help you lose excess weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and keep your blood sugar in check. This simple remedy is called good night’s sleep. Sleep enables you to repair, refuel and recharge your body and brain so that it can overcome the damage caused during the day. Recent studies show […]

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