heart disease

Aspirin for Afib found to be ineffective and increase risk for bleeding disorders: Study

The heart is one of our most important organs, so it makes sense that diseases affecting it are the leading cause of death in America. Normally, the heart contracts in a rhythmic fashion to propel oxygenated blood through the atrial system, but in some individuals, the heart beats irregularly, leading to an insufficient amount of ...click here to read more

Diabetes and heart disease: Symptoms and prevention for heart disease in diabetic patients

Having type 2 diabetes for many years can predispose you to an increased risk of heart disease. This is especially true in those with the metabolic disease who manage the condition poorly. Unfortunately, this is an all too common scenario, as those with type 2 diabetes are often unaware of their deteriorating heart condition because ...click here to read more

Menopause and heart disease: Causes, symptoms, and prevention of heart attack in postmenopausal women

Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States and the risk of developing heart disease increases as women enter menopause. This is due to the drop in estrogen levels that occurs during menopause. Women’s risk of heart disease may also increase if they smoke, have diabetes, have high blood pressure, ...click here to read more

Anti-aging hormone may lead to treatments for kidney and heart disease

A deficiency of the anti-aging hormone klotho has been found in patients with diabetes who are also suffering from early stage kidney disease—a discovery that may lead to the development of new treatments. This hormone has previously been linked to the protection of the vascular system and has been found to help prevent abnormal symptoms ...click here to read more

Exercise may not be the key to weight control

Physical activity may not be the key to controlling weight and preventing weight gain, according to new research led by Loyola University. The study focused on young adults from five countries, including the United States, and found that weight gain was not associated with sedentarism or time spent being physically active. This is not to ...click here to read more

Can you reverse heart disease?

Is it possible to reverse heart disease? Well, we know that regular exercise, stress reduction, watching your weight, and eating a healthy diet can definitely slow down heart disease progression, but can it be reversed altogether? Unfortunately, it cannot, though some damage can be undone through a healthy lifestyle. Eating a certain diet and embarking ...click here to read more

Timing and planning of meals could impact heart health

The American Heart Association’s journal, Circulation, has asserted that the timing and planning of meals could impact your heart health. Habits including eating breakfast and planning when you will eat your meals and snacks are associated with healthier diets, which may help to reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. The frequency and time that ...click here to read more

Inflammation in the body decreased by 20 minutes of exercise daily: Study

A new study from the University of California, San Diego, is showing that just 20 minutes of moderate exercise a day can help reduce inflammation in the body. Inflammation occurs when the immune system rushes to protect the body from injury or germs, though this swelling may become permanent and have detrimental effects. Inflammation can ...click here to read more

Eating eggs won’t raise your cholesterol…?

If you’re aiming for healthy cholesterol levels, you’re probably avoiding foods like eggs and butter. But research suggests those once banned foods are safe to eat again as they won’t harm your cholesterol numbers. As you hit the age of 40, you are told time and again about the horrors of cholesterol as it contributes ...click here to read more

Diabetes, heart disease, back pain, hypertension, and falls – top most costly health expenses

According to the latest findings by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), American healthcare spending was primarily on diabetes, heart disease, and back pain problems. Only 20 conditions made up nearly half of the healthcare spending in the U.S. Although diabetes and heart disease commonly affect those over the age of 65, neck ...click here to read more

Resistance interval training lowers heart disease risk in seniors with type 2 diabetes

Resistance interval training lowers the risk of heart disease in seniors with type 2 diabetes. The researchers of the study wrote, “The endothelium plays a pivotal role regulating the many factors that determine vascular tone, tissue perfusion, coagulation and inflammation. Endothelial dysfunction is an early manifestation in many chronic diseases, including diabetes, and contributes to ...click here to read more