Heart Disease Articles
Expert Author: Dr Phil Bate
You're at home alone, and you suddenly feel a severe pain in the chest. It is now radiating up all the way to your jaw area, and it's going outwards to your left arm. Almost certainly you're having a serious heart attack. You've only got about 10 seconds left. Your heart is stopping, and you'll be losing consciousness unless you do something right now!
Being one of the oldest living tree species, ginkgo trees ranged throughout temperate regions of the world some 50 million years ago. Nevertheless, one species, Ginkgo biloba, native to southeast China, survived the millennia while all others went extinct. Ginkgo has become one of the well-researched herbs in the world.
A neighbor of mine was home after a massive heart attack, caused by a very large, evil blood clot. According to what she understood from her cardiologist, a very large part of her heart was irreversibly damaged, and her life was going to have a change for good. No more smoking. No more red meat and shellfish such as crab, lobster, prawns and oysters, because they contain too much bad cholesterol. All the things that she liked were taken away. But she did not really care; she was too busy smiling.
Sodium (or what we commonly refer to as salt) has always been accused as the culprit responsible for high blood pressure, especially if it is taken in large amount (more than 2000mg per day). The consequences of high blood pressure will be higher risks of developing heart disease, stroke, kidney damage, and stomach and nose cancer.
It appears that many people still confuse with fat and cholesterol in diet. A friend of mine once told me that peanut has no fat but it has cholesterol. Very often, people voice their concern and make some confusing statement, such as don't take coconut milk, it is high in cholesterol.
What is AT? You may ask. AT stands for Atherothrombosis that is largely unrecognized by the people on the street. AT is a global disease that can lead to heart attack, stroke, or peripheral arterial disease (PAD) which requires amputation.
Eat more fish to help prevent heart disease because omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish oil, benefit the heart of healthy people, and those at high risk of or who have cardiovascular disease. It seems that fish oil for health is a non-controversial issue among all health experts, from traditional to alternative.
Heart disease can be caused by a number of risk factors, for example, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, unhealthy diet and habits, laziness, obesity as well as some uncontrollable factors like family history of heart disease. Nevertheless, there are at least two other risk factors, namely PCOS and infection, that could also trigger heart disease or even heart attack.
Heart disease could be developed as a result of over-weight or obesity, which is usually due to unhealthy diet, excessive eating, and lack of exercises. If I tell you that inadequate sleep for a long period of time, you will actually gain weight. Do you believe it?
150 years ago heart disease was virtually unheard of. Today it is the #1 cause of death in America. It kills nearly 30 per cent of us. In fact, it kills more women than all forms of cancer, chronic lung disease, pneumonia, AIDS, diabetes and accidents combined.
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