Diuretics are a type of medication that are used to help to lower blood pressure in both men and women. They also serve other functions and are even secreted by your body in certain medical conditions such as diabetes. There are foods that have diuretic effects such as alcohol, tea or coffee. Even though you [...]
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Abnormalities in blood fat level is a contributing factor to coronary heart disease. Cholesterol and triglycerides are the two main fats in the blood. Both fats are consumed in the diet but what is not generally known is that cholesterol is also made up naturally in most of the tissues in the body, the exception [...]
Congestive heart failure, otherwise known as CHF, is a condition in which the heart function is inadequate. The function of the heart is to pump and deliver oxygen contained in the blood to the remainder of the body. When individuals suffer from congestive heart failure, the strength of the heart muscle has been compromised and [...]
There is a rare and very serious blood disorder called, “Aplastic Anemia”. It occurs when the bone marrow stops manufacturing new blood cells. These blood cells are called, “stem cells”. Stem cells consist of platelets, white blood cells and red blood cells. Each of these different types of blood cells has a unique function within [...]
Statistical updates from the American Heart Association in 2005 reported that 65 million Americans have high blood pressure and nearly 5 million are suffering from congestive heart failure. Statistics have also shown that as many as 75% of patients will die within eight years of the diagnosis of congestive heart failure. In the past physicians [...]
Anyone who has diabetes or high blood pressure should be aware that these conditions can lead to chronic kidney disease, and even to kidney failure. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, and high blood pressure is the second leading cause. Diabetes and high blood pressure account for 70 percent of all [...]
High blood pressure is a condition that cuts across all the age groups. It is important not to neglect this condition and one should get help as soon as he or she is diagnosed. It is a symptom of stress and anxiety and should be diagnosed properly since the blood pressure in a normal person [...]
The foods you eat play a vital role in your cholesterol levels. If you suffer from high cholesterol, as more than 120 million North Americans do, certain foods can help you naturally lower cholesterol and protect your heart. Top 5 Foods to Help Lower Cholesterol, Protect Heart Nuts: Numerous studies have shown that eating as [...]
Before you can know what is normal blood pressure you must know what blood pressure is. Physicians use a piece of equipment to monitor your blood pressure by cutting off the arterial flow most commonly in your arm. Then using either the machine or a stethoscope the nurse will find a numerical number that represents [...]
When it concerns the body, veins play an important function. But what comprises the role of those veins that we start to see through the skin when we become older? Let’s have a look at varicose veins and spider veins. Veins The purpose of veins is to bring back blood from the extremities to the [...]
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