Tag Archives: Heart
Left ventricular hypertrophy is a condition where the muscle wall becomes thickened (hypertrophied). The left ventricle is the strongest and most muscular chamber of the heart, as it is responsible for pumping blood into the circulatory system. If it were… Read More
High homocysteine levels are associated with increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. Homocysteine is an amino acid and is a breakdown product of protein metabolism. It is thought that having excessive levels of this amino acid contribute to the… Read More
Heart troubles are no laughing matter. From the dawn of civilization, the heart was recognized as one of the vital organs central to our very existence.
Where do we keep our fondest memories and our top secrets? In our hearts.… Read More
Postprandial hypotension is low blood pressure after a meal. This condition can manifest itself as dizziness or lightheadedness that affects nearly one-third of older men and women.
Proper digestion is accomplished when the functioning of the digestive, nervous, and circulatory… Read More
Coronary artery spasm (Prinzmetal’s angina) is a type of angina that occurs at rest. It’s brought on by a spasm in the coronary artery, causing temporary narrowing of the artery. Although it can be relieved with medications, it is still… Read More
There are a few indulgences that we will never tire of, and chocolate is the best example. An age-old treat that’s exquisite in its simplicity, chocolate is definitely everyone’s favorite. A perfect complement to a cup of espresso… a nice… Read More
Medicine does not taste good… that’s the conclusion we inevitably make as we go through rounds and rounds of common cold and respiratory infections during childhood. After all, even that raspberry-flavored cough syrup isn’t as pleasant to take as the… Read More
Silent heart attack (silent ischemia) has been found to leave scars on the heart. A silent heart attack is a heart attack with minimal, if any, symptoms. For this reason, it is difficult to know when you are experiencing a… Read More
In case you missed it, here is Bel Marra Health’s weekly health news roundup, featuring information on heart disease and heart attack symptoms in women, Alzheimer’s disease, and the benefits of yoga.
Is it possible… Read More
There are three types of angina: stable, unstable, and variant. This article will focus primarily on unstable angina, which is when plaque in the blood vessels either ruptures or forms a blood clot, suddenly reducing or blocking the blood… Read More
Highly demanding jobs often result in intense stress that may affect an individual’s mental health and capacity for sleep. For some people, the use of natural sleep aids may help alleviate the symptoms of stress and other mental health conditions… Read More
The heart is the most vulnerable organ in the body, so it comes as no surprise that heart disease still remains the number one cause of death in America. Even though cardiovascular events are, in many cases, preventable, the matters… Read More
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