Tag Archives: heart disease

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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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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Arrhythmia (palpitations) This factsheet is for people who have an arrhythmia, or who would like information about it. An arrhythmia is a disturbance of the normal electrical rhythm of theheart. Arrhythmias (sometimes called palpitations) may occur  continuously or just occasionally. Animation – The different types of arrhythmiaAbout arrhythmiasSymptoms of arrhythmiasCauses of arrhythmiasDiagnosis of arrhythmiasTreatment of arrhythmiasQuestions and answersRelated topicsRelated Bupa …

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heart murmur (Causes and Risk Factors)


Causes and Risk Factors Innocent heart murmurs can be caused by exercise, pregnancy, and fever. Aging and heart surgery can cause changes in the heart that may result in an innocent murmur. Other conditions that can cause innocent heart murmurs include anemia (low red blood cell count; lack of red blood cells to transport oxygen to other parts of the …

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heart murmur(Diagnosis)


Diagnosis Typically, heart murmurs are discovered when a physician listens to the heart with a stethoscope during a routine physical examination. If the physician detects any unusual heart sounds, he or she will ask about the patient’s medical and family history and about the presence of any symptoms (e.g., chest pain, shortness of breath). Physicians consider several points when evaluating …

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heart murmur(Signs and Symptoms)


Signs and Symptoms Heart murmurs usually do not cause symptoms. In most cases, innocent and abnormal heart murmurs are detected when a physician hears them through a stethoscope.However, if a heart murmur affects the heart’s ability to pump blood properly, the following signs and symptoms may develop: Chest painDecreased tolerance for physical exertionLight-headednessRapid heartbeatShortness of breathIn addition, the following symptoms …

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A Meeting of Hearts and Minds


A Meeting of Hearts and Minds  Every cell of the brain and the heart is held together by a membrane that is rich in fat. Studies show that fish oils — rich in omega-3 fatty acids — may be as effective as conventional drugs in alleviating unipolar and bipolar depression. And they reduce the risk of heart disease. We often …

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Women and Men , difrences in health


Women and Men ,difrences in health When it comes to health, there are many crucial health differences between men and women. Yet many women do not know that they react differently to some medications, are more vulnerable to some diseases, and may have different symptoms. The Society for Women’s Health Research brought attention to sex differences in initiating the groundbreaking …

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Atrial fibrillation


Atrial fibrillation What Is It?SymptomsDiagnosisExpected DurationPrevention TreatmentWhen To Call a ProfessionalPrognosis  What Is It? Atrial fibrillation is a type of cardiac arrhythmia, which is an abnormal heart rate or rhythm. Atrial fibrillation causes a rapid and irregular heartbeat, during which the upper two chambers of the heart that receive blood (the atria) quiver or “fibrillate” instead of beating normally. During a …

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Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables


TUESDAY, Aug. 31 (HealthDay News) — Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and low in saturated fats can significantly lower the risk of heart attack for people with mildly elevated blood pressure, Johns Hopkins University researchers say. The diet they examined — called the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) — was designed to lower blood pressure …

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Heart Failure


Heart Failure Heart failure can be caused by various heart conditions. Symptoms include fluid retention, breathlessness and tiredness. Medication can usually ease symptoms, and can often improve the outlook (prognosis).  How does the heart work?The heart has four chambers – two atria and two ventricles. The walls of the heart chambers are made mainly of special heart muscle. Each heartbeat …

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