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It is well known the best type of exercise for strengthening the heart is aerobic exercise. If you are very unfit or obese or have shortness of breath or high blood pressure or suspect your heart may not be functioning optimally then you must visit your doctor before starting an exercise regime.
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There are two parts of personal history that are important to your doctor. The one part is to take note of your health over the years. You should know exactly which illnesses and accidents you have had since birth. Of course, the older you get the harder it is to remember all the details. This is why you should always... Read all »
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The most widespread heart disease is caused by too much bad cholesterol. This usually happens when we consume too much animal fat. Deposits or (plaques) that contain cholesterol are what cause the disease.
Plaques accumulate on the lining of the arteries. In turn, the coronary arteries constrict and this means less... Read all »
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If you are carrying too much weight for your frame and height then you could increase blood pressure if your volume of blood in increased. If you are overweight there is also more risk of increasing insulin levels.
Your blood pressure is further increased if you are deficient in vitamins. Many people are overweight... Read all »
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There are some signs of a weak or diseased heart that manifest. It is vital to seek immediate medical attention if you have any suspicion of heart disease. You can’t put off visiting your doctor or clinic because symptoms usually start showing when the disease has been active for some time.
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Anyone who has experienced a heart attack must get coronary heart disease treatment. This is essential because it will stop you from having another attack. Your heart specialist will determine on how you should be treated depending on your unique circumstances.
He or she would suggest you stop smoking, follow a... Read all »
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One of the healthiest diets for the heart is the Mediterranean way of eating. The populations of countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea eat foods that keep the heart healthy. These populations have an extremely low rate of heart disease.
Unfortunately, even in Mediterranean countries there are international fast... Read all »
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Blood is forced from the atrium to the ventricle. A valve lets the blood flow in a single direction.
Blood from the lungs has gathered oxygen and it goes to the left side of the heart where it is flows through arteries and capillaries around the body and is bright red.
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Hormones are carried to the heart in blood. These hormones are usually released during periods of stress. The level of stress is dependent on the level of emotion we feel. Normally, in such a situation, the hormones of adrenaline or epinephrine are released. The longer we feel emotional and stress the more hormones... Read all »
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Most treatments for high blood pressure include medication that you will get from your doctor. However, if you are worried about pumping your body full of chemicals then there are a few natural treatments you can try out.
What Are Natural High Blood Pressure Treatments?
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Your kidneys get rid of waste and unwanted fluid from your blood. Therefore, your kidneys have a very important function. They also regulate the level of calcium, salt, phosphorous and potassium. Your hardworking kidneys release a range of hormones to keep bones strong, develop red blood cells and regulate blood the... Read all »
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The efficient flow of blood throughout the body is a must for good health. A healthy flow of blood means the arteries must be strong, smooth and flexible. If the pressure is high the lining’s cells become thick and lacks elasticity. The lay person knows it as the dreaded ‘hardening of the arteries’. Too many... Read all »