Heart Health

Heart health is one of the most important forms of health. This should be blatantly obvious if you are familiar with the exact function of what your heart does for you. Your heart carries blood to different areas of your body through arteries, and brings blood back through veins to maintain the blood flow. If your heart can’t pump blood then you can’t move oxygen around the body, which causes your whole body to shut down. You can help improve your hearts health by eating the right foods and avoiding certain foods that tend to be high in sugar. Here we discuss the topic of Heart Health.

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Controlling your cholesterol

Cholesterol is big news and big business these days.  We are bombarded by ads and news articles warning us of the dangers of having high cholesterol.  OK, we get it but do we understand it?  Many of the TV ads we see try to teach us about the dangers of high cholesterol by showing computer generated video of the plaque building up on the walls of arteries.

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Heart Failure

Structural or functional causes of heart failure include high blood pressure (hypertension), heart valve disease, congenital heart diseases, cardiomyopathy, heart tumor, and other heart diseases. Precipitating factors include infections with high fever or complicated infections, use of negative inotropic drugs (such as beta-blockers and calcium channel blocker), anemia, irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias), hyperthyroidism , and kidney disease .

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Heart Health Help

A healthy heart is very important, therefore everyone should learn how to keep their heart healthy. According to the World Health Organisation Cardio-vascular diseases are the number one cause of death globally. Consult our 5 tips for keeping a healthy heart.

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