heart disease : Health news, advice and natural remedies

Is it heart disease or costochondritis?

Causes and symptoms of costochondritis Chest pain is always taken seriously as it can be a strong indicator that something is wrong with your heart. You may notice when you go in for a check-up the doctor will usually ask if your symptoms include chest …

Seniors: Do this one thing to cut your risk of heart failure in half

Exercise reduces risk of heart failure The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates nearly 5.1-millions Americans have heart failure. Heart failure is the result of the heart not functioning properly and can lead to death. Aging is a large factor in the function of the …

Elevated blood pressure linked with risk of heart disease in later life

blood pressureJust about anyone can have high blood pressure. Although there are contributing factors which can elevate blood pressure, it can affect anyone. In fact, most people don’t even realize they have high blood pressure as it doesn’t pose many symptoms. …

Look for these signs to spot a stroke

signs of a strokeStroke can be treated if detection and treatment happen quickly. But would you know if you or a loved one was having one?

Research shows that close to 800,000 Americans have a stroke every year. About 140,000 die from them. …

Never break a woman’s heart!

women heart diseaseRemember the lyrics to that classic song, “Don’t take your love away from me, don’t leave my heart in misery, if you go then I’ll be blue, because breaking up is hard to do.”

At some point in your life …

Short people are at greater risk of this…

short-people-more-prone-to-heart-diseaseThere are factors in life that you may never think would impact your health. Foot or hand size for example doesn’t seem to show a correlation with increased risk of illness.

But other factors – which you may have overlooked …

Odds are you won’t die from this disease after all…

cancer, heart disease

This may be a familiar story: A man in his 70s has taken blood pressure medication since he was 50 because of high blood pressure and the associated risk of heart disease.

At 50, the man was also told to …

Chewing gum protects your heart?

heart, heart diseaseIt’s time we all enjoyed a stick of gum to calm down and protect our hearts!

That goes for both men and women, whose behaviors (and underlying hormones) can affect their health in different ways.

A recent study caught my …

You are definitely at risk of heart disease if…

shutterstock_58495486Diabetes and heart disease are two issues you may not have considered go hand in hand. They do.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), diabetes deaths are set to rise by more than 50 percent in the next decade …

A cup of this every day keeps the cardiologist away

DIABETES, HEART DISEASE, PREVENTIONDo you ever want to pour yourself another tall glass of milk? Indulge in an extra-cheese pizza slice, or a double-scoop ice cream cone?

If you’re anything like me, it can be tough to turn down offers of these delicious …

Heart patients to live longer thanks to new gene therapy

HEART DISEASE, LIVE LONGERImagine that one day we might be able to save people’s hearts by replacing their pacemakers with an injection of genes. Well, such “grow-your-own” pacemakers are now one step closer to reality.

Research and development is well underway. By injecting …

You’re prone to cancer if you live in one of these areas

cancer, heart disease, cancerMost of us know that there are certain risk factors associated with cancers. Smoking, for one thing, is linked to a higher risk of lung cancer, while the use of tanning beds raises the risk of skin cancer.

But a …

The foods that give you high blood pressure

blood pressure, heart diseaseThe next time you have a hankering for a gooey cheese spread to go with your crackers, some Parmesan on top of that bowl of pasta, or even a supersized cola to wash it all down, you should really take …

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