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Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

Warning Signs of a Heart Attack Warning signs of a heart attack may not be what you think. They can vary from person to person, and they may not always be sudden or severe. The one thing all heart attacks share in common is that the sooner you receive treatment, the less damage will be done to your heart. Each …

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Heart diseases or stroke in Canada

Statistics of heart diseases or stroke in Canada are listed on this page are the most current available and are updated when new reports and studies are issued. Statistics of heart disease or stroke in Canada Remarkable progress has been made tackling cardiovascular disease in Canada over the past 60 years with death rates declining by more than 75 per …

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High blood pressure and Hypertensive heart disease

Hypertensive heart disease refers to heart conditions caused by high blood pressure. It’s not a single disease, but rather, a number of different heart disorders all caused by the same thing: the heart working under increased pressure. Hypertensive heart disease includes, among other conditions, heart failure, thickening of the heart muscle, and coronary artery disease. Coronary heart disease, for example, …

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The health benefits of carrot

The health benefits of carrot The health benefits of carrot include reduced cholesterol, prevention from heart attacks, warding off certain cancers and many others. Most of the benefits of carrot can be attributed to its beta carotene and fiber content. This root, which has a scientific name of Daucus Carota, is a good source of antioxidant agents as well. Carrots …

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The health benefits of beet

The health benefits of beet The health benefits of beet include anemia, digestion, constipation, piles, blood circulation, kidney disorders, skin care, dandruff, gall bladder disorders, cancer, and heart diseases. Beets or beetroots, as they are called, belong to the Chenopodiaceous family. Health benefits of beet roots can be attributed to their richness in nutrients, vitamins and minerals. They are a …

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the heaith benefits of Rye

Rye has been consumed by people mostly in the Central Asian region, as well as in other parts of the Middle East for many centuries now. In the old days, it was not very popular and was considered a lower quality grain than others like wheat and barley. Recently, however, it has become quite popular as an alternative to wheat, …

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Clogging of arteries treated

Your heart is a strong muscular pump. It is responsible for pumping about 3,000 gallons of blood throughout your body every day. Like other muscles in your body, your heart itself needs to receive a good supply of blood at all times to function properly. Your heart muscle gets the blood it needs to do its job from your coronary …

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Lower Heart Disease Risk

 The Heart Truth – Lower Heart Disease RiskWhat is Heart Disease?When you hear the term “heart disease,” you may think, “That’s a man’s disease” or “Not my problem.” But here is The Heart Truth®: one in four women in the United States dies of heart disease, while one in 30 dies of breast cancer. If you’ve got a heart, heart …

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Anorexia Nervosa At A Glance

Anorexia Nervosa At A GlanceAnorexia nervosa is an eating disorder and, more importantly, a psychological disorder. The cause of anorexia has not been definitively established, but self-esteem and self-image issues, societal pressures, and genetic factors likely each play a role. Anorexia affects females far more often than males and is most common in adolescent females. Anorexia tends to affect the …

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heart attack

Heart attack This factsheet is for people who have had a heart attack (myocardial infarction or coronary thrombosis), or who would like information about it. A heart attack happens when a coronary artery (a blood vessel that supplies the heart with blood) carrying oxygen-rich blood to heart muscle is blocked. If the blood supply is cut off, part of the …

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Angina

Angina This factsheet is for people who have angina, or who would like information about it. Angina describes the pain and chest tightness – and sometimes breathlessness or choking feeling – caused when blood flow in the arteries that supply the heart is restricted. Animation – How atherosclerosis developsAbout anginaCausesDiagnosisTreatmentQuestions and answersRelated topicsRelated Bupa products and servicesFurther informationSourcesHow atherosclerosis develops  …

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