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Potassium plays an important role in heart health

Potassium, an essential nutrient for maintaining fluid volume in the body and important for regulating the balance between acids and electrolytes, plays a crucial role in maintaining heart health. Direct proportion between body potassium concentration and cardiovascular health has been highlighted by a study conducted by the World Health Organization in 2013, which focused on […]

October 27, 2014, Lifestyle-Diet
Atherosclerosis – causes, treatment

Atherosclerosis is a condition characterized by hardening and narrowing of the arteries, in a slowly and progressive process. The disease may hinder the proper running of massive blood circulation, obstructing the blood access to the vital organs of the body. So, atherosclerosis can cause heart attacks, strokes, cerebral or cardiovascular disease. Medical condition can be […]

October 26, 2014, Prevention
Why are triglycerides dangerous

Triglycerides are a type of lipid (fat) present in the bloodstream, an important indicator of heart health. High levels of triglycerides can mean, therefore, an increased risk of heart disease and the development of other diseases associated with an unhealthy lifestyle. The normal level of triglycerides Monitoring the triglycerides levels in blood is as important […]

October 25, 2014, Prevention
Oedema – definition, causes, diagnosis, treatment

Swelling of some parts of the body, usually through local retention of fluids, and other causes (infections, inflammation, trauma, blockage of some blood vessels, etc.) is called oedema. Where can oedema be localized? Oedema of the face (the eyelid oedema) – usually in kidney diseases, and local irritation by creams / makeup / insomnia / […]

October 19, 2014, Causes
Parkinson’s disease – symptoms

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive disease. Idiopathic Parkinsonism appears without evidence of widening the brain damage. Parkinsonism is a syndrome that consists of a variable combination of tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia, and disturbance in gait and postural characteristics. In general, Parkinson’s disease occurs in middle age or later, causing over time progressive disability. The […]

October 17, 2014, Brain Symptoms
Parkinson’s disease Treatment

Physical and speech therapy can help patients with moderate to severe Parkinson’s disease. In advanced cases, the quality of life can be enhanced by some aids such as extra handrails in home, table cutlery with larger handles, non-slippery table surfaces, voice amplifiers and chairs that can easily lift the occupant. Medication in Parkinson’s disease Non-selective […]

October 15, 2014, Brain Treatments
Heart Diseases: Specific Symptoms

Heart diseases are the leading causes of death worldwide; they take lives of a greater number of people than all cancers combined. According to medical specialists, the numbers of deaths caused by cardiovascular diseases are directly related to unknowing the specific symptoms of these disorders. Symptoms of cardiovascular diseases are difficult to identify because they […]

October 15, 2014, Prevention
Statins in primary prevention of cardiovascular disease

Statins are recognized to lower blood cholesterol levels, but there are people who put their problem in the administration of statins in order to prevent cardiovascular disease. Lately a number of meta-analyzes were conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of statins in primary prevention of heart disease. The need to use statins depends on one thing […]

October 14, 2014, Cholesterol
How much salt should you consume in a day

The World Health Organization recently published recommendations regarding the amount of sodium and potassium that should a person consume in a day. The need for these recommendations comes from the large number of people with hypertension, high blood pressure being a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke. The WHO researches has shown that […]

August 29, 2014, Lifestyle-Diet
Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of premature death in Europe and are important causes of disability and contributes substantially to the rising cost of health care. Underlying atherosclerosis is developed insidiously in many years, and is usually advanced when symptoms appear. Death from CVD often occurs suddenly, before providing access to healthcare, so […]

July 27, 2014, Lifestyle-Diet