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Keeping a Good Balance Between Sodium and Potassium Is Essential for Heart Health

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Keeping a Good Balance Between Sodium and Potassium Is Essential for Heart Health Sodium and potassium ratio is a crucial factor for heart health. When this ratio is in a good balance, our blood pressure remains stable within a normal range. However, salt has been considered as the main culprit for high blood pressure for many years. Doctors suggest their patients a diet with as little as possible salts. They thought that the salt affected blood pressure and heart health […]

How Drinking from Cans and Plastic Bottles Affects Blood Pressure

How Drinking from Cans and Plastic Bottles Affects Blood Pressure Bottled and canned beverages as well as canned food, are the regular part of our everyday diet and lifestyle. While many of us are concerned with sugar quantities and types of additives in consumed food, the majority of us are almost blind to the negative effects that plastic and canned packaging can have on our health. Namely, a new study has revealed a presence of a questionable chemical substance, called […]

The Importance of Regular Blood Pressure Checking

The Importance of Regular Blood Pressure Checking High blood pressure is known as “silent killer”. A difficulty with high pressure lies in a fact that it can easily go unnoticed. There are no symptoms that could warn us that something happens in our blood vessels. According to statistics, almost a third of adult people do not know that their blood pressure is highly elevated. Thus, many people with high pressure are completely unaware of it, until they get frequent headaches […]

High Blood Pressure in Men

High Blood Pressure in Men Hypertension is the biggest risk factor for cardiovascular disease for the both genders. Furthermore, men in general are prone to develop the higher blood pressure more than women, especially with ageing. Current evidence points out that the estrogen is the key factor in lower blood pressure in women. According to the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination survey (NHANES III), not only that men are less aware and are less treated than women when it […]

Is Wine Really That Good for Your Health?

Is Wine Really That Good for Your Health? We all know that the wine has beneficial effects on our health, when it is consumed moderately. For men, moderately means one or two 4-ounce glasses of wine per day. The one study, conducted on a group of men with a high cardiovascular risk, at the University of Barcelona in Spain, showed that the red wine has very positive effects on men’s health. However, the effects of the two groups of men […]

How Does Magnesium Influence Our Health

How Does Magnesium Influence Our Health Magnesium is one of the essential minerals in our body. It provides more than 300 biochemical reactions in our organism to work well, thus supporting our muscles, nerves, immune systems, heart and bones to perform optimally their daily activities. Furthermore, hundreds of studies prove that magnesium can prevent many diseases and ill bodily functions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, depression, osteoporosis, diabetes etc. Magnesium is, also, responsible for proper consumption of other […]

Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

Foods That Lower Blood Pressure If you would like to know about foods that  lower blood pressure then this video is for you. High blood pressure is very dangerous and increases the risk of heart attack, stroke and diabetes. The arteries that carry the blood away from the heart determine your blood pressure. If your arteries harden, are blocked or narrow then your heart pushes harder your blood pressure increases. There are medicines and foods that can help to increase […]

Drug Eluting Stent Approved For Clogged Arteries In The Leg

Drug Eluting Stent approved for clogged arteries in the leg Drug Eluting Stent approved for clogged arteries in the leg Source: ptca.org Source: www.medicinenet.com Peripheral arterial disease is basically the clogging of arteries due to deposition of fatty material known as plaque. Usually we are talking about coronary heart disease when we talk about clogged arteries, but this stent covers the artery of the thigh which is responsible for conditions like severe leg pain, untreatable or recurrent ulcers and gangrene […]

Noise Causes Stress That’s Bad For The Heart

Noise Causes Stress that’s bad for the Heart  It’s long been thought that stress somehow contributes to heart attacks and new evidence suggests that road traffic noise can be a major cause of stress, and endorses the view that noise causes stress that’s bad for the heart and arteries. Incredible though it may seem a NewYork research study claims that: if you live too close to road noise, your risk of having a heart attack jumps by 12 per cent […]