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 [...]
Bulimia is also called bulimia nervosa and is characterized by recurrent episodes of binge eating followed by efforts to prevent weight gain such as self-induced vomiting, laxatives, medications, fasting or extreme exercise. Other characteristics include depression, constipation, fatigue, dehydration, irregular heartbeat and damaged teeth and gums from repeated vomiting. It may be difficult to tell [...]
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 [...]
The benefits of soy milk have been touted for several years now, especially for people who either are unable to unwilling to drink cows milk. Approximately 60-75% of the world is lactose intolerant. There are entire cultural groups, which have a tendency toward lactose intolerance that results in gas and moderate to severe intestinal cramping. [...]
What causes airborne allergies, hayfever and allergic rhinitis? With every breath we take, we breathe in millions of microscopic particles such as dust, pollen, plant spores, viruses, bacteria and even pollutants in the form of chemicals in the air. Many of these particles are filtered and removed by the nose and respiratory system, while others [...]
A supplement is something that completes or makes in addition, such as a dietary supplement or nutritional supplement. Any incidents of sports supplementation it can be anything from an energy drink to anabolic steroids which enhance performance. The question of whether a supplementation for elite athletes is legally or morally correct is one that has [...]
Heart disease is a growing problem in the world as more and more people succumb to the stresses of living in a fast-paced world with poor nutrition, less sleep and even less exercise. It is a leading killer and heart attacks are the most visible sign that there is heart disease. The American Heart Association [...]
Heart Disease The heart is the mainstay of all of your bodily systems. This muscular organ works hard to pump your blood through your blood vessels providing oxygen and nutrients for your entire body. Cardiac care is essential in restoring its operating system at the first sign of any disturbances. The heart beats, on average, [...]
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