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Preventive Measures for Heart Attack-By Edterchelle Soriano

Heart Attack or medically known as Myocardial Infarction is a condition that is caused by low oxygen supply to the heart. The term “Myo” which means muscle and “Cardiac” for heart suffers from great deal of insufficient blood and oxygen supply from the coronary arteries.[relating to the heart (Greek kardia, ‘heart’)] Eventually, this condition can be fatal because it causes …

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Ideal Diet for Preventing Hypertension-By Edterchelle Soriano

The recent modification to the recommended dietary program for hypertension is based on the clinical research made by the National Blood, Heart and Lung Institute. The team had investigated the effects of blood pressure to whole dietary program called Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH). The research found that high blood pressure can be reduced (without controlled sodium intake or …

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Salt Reduction: Low-Sodium Diet for Preventing Hypertension- By Edterchelle Soriano

Only a minimal quantity of sodium occurs naturally in the foods. Most sodium is added to the processed foods through processing. To help everyone reduce their sodium intake, we will provide the following recommendations for their perusal: Reading the labels of the goods Read the labels of the purchased goods for sodium content; Use food products with no added salt …

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Heart Smart: Cut Fats and Cholesterol for Healthy Heart-By Edterchelle Soriano

The most important way to prevent heart diseases is to monitor the type and contents of food that we eat. Checking the nutritional value of every goods we buy at the grocery store can help us to establish the best healthy diet plan. One of the most common substances that can cause the development of heart disease is fats (cholesterol). …

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Non-Invasive Diagnostic Tests for Heart Diseases-By Edterchelle Soriano

Physical examination for people with heart diseases is very important. It provides baseline data for medical doctor to properly evaluate the current condition(*health status) of the person. Moreover, it is highly recommended that people ages 40 and above needs to have annual check-up. This is to monitor the overall state of well-being. Disease of the heart is the leading cause …

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Understanding the Basics of Rheumatic Heart Disease and Rheumatic Fever-By Edterchelle Soriano

Frequent and acute Rheumatic Fever (RF) is considered as a systemic form of heart disease. It usually occurs during childhood period. The disease itself develops after sore throat (streptococcal infection). On the other hand, Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) refers to the condition which includes the signs and symptoms of RF and swelling of the heart (inflammation of inner, middle and …

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A Close Look at Coronary Artery Disease-By Edterchelle Soriano

To keep itself going, the heart depends on 2 thick main arteries. These arteries branches from the aorta that delivers clean oxygenated blood to both left and right side of the heart. The left coronary artery is bigger than the right one. It is divided into two vessels. The latter itself is commonly known as artery of sudden death, since …

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5 Common Forms of Heart Diseases-By Edterchelle Soriano

Disease of the heart is the leading cause of mortality in America. However, there are several cases (forms) of heart diseases that lead to fatality. It does not only affect the elder and obese people but it can strike everyone. Neonates die from congenital heart disease, teenager, adult men and women are at risk of developing other heart diseases, as …

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Foods That Prevent Hypertension-By Edterchelle Soriano

Hypertension (HTN) refers to the increase blood pressure (above 120/80 mmHg). According to the May 2012 statistical report from World Health Organization, there are approximately 290,000 cases of maternal deaths with relation to Heart Disease caused by hypertension. 1/3 of the figure comes from India with 20% prevalence rate and Nigeria with 14% incidence rate. Juvenile Hypertension is a condition …

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Natural Herbs and Supplements that Prevents Heart Diseases-By Edterchelle Soriano

The best way to avoid heart diseases is to perform healthy activities. That includes eating healthy foods and observing proper diet. Health promotion is the fundamental activity of world health organization that focuses on disseminating health information. For your information, heart disease (cardiovascular problems) is the top leading cause of death in America. Approximately, there are 58,800,000 Americans(according to leading …

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Preventive Measures for Heart Attack-By Edterchelle Soriano

Heart Attack or medically known as Myocardial Infarction is a condition that is caused by low oxygen supply to the heart. The term “Myo” which means muscle and “Cardiac” for heart suffers from great deal of insufficient blood and oxygen supply from the coronary arteries.[relating to the heart (Greek kardia, ‘heart’)] Eventually, this condition can be fatal because it causes …

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Home Care for Congestive Heart Failure-By Edterchelle Soriano

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a condition that occurs when the heart fails to initiate its ability to pump blood. There are two types of CHF, the left side heart failure and the right side heart failure. It is considered as one of the most common form of heart diseases which requires medical attention. However, there are some simple ways …

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