Oftentimes when people think of trouble or issues with blood pressure the first thing that comes to mind is high blood pressure or hypertension. There is also an opposite effect or low blood pressure. Blood pressure parameters are defined by the American Heart Association as anything over 140/90 as high blood pressure and everything under [...]
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As children grow parents tend not to take them for physicals every year or two unless they require sports physicals for school activities. This may be a mistake since, although teens often appear healthy, this is a time in their lives when their bodies are able to withstand consistent assaults from chemicals, environmental stimuli, over [...]
Question: from Dee I am 48 and have my cholesterol checked due to family history (father died with heart problems at 56, 18 months after his first heart attack). My latest reading is 6.4 (increasing from 5.8 2 years’ ago). I am not sure I have enough information re cholesterol breakdown – all I know [...]
Cardiomyopathy is a serious heart condition in which the muscle becomes inflamed, possibly from infection, and does not work as well as it should. There can actually be a multitude of causes for cardiomyopathy which includes some viral infections. Individuals who suffer from cardiomyopathy will be diagnosed with either primary or secondary disease. Primary myopathy [...]
What is blood pressure? Blood pressure is the force of your blood against your artery walls. When you have your blood pressure checked the reading has two numbers; one on top and one on bottom. The top number is your systolic pressure. This is the force of your blood in your arteries when your heart [...]
Cardiac asthma is a condition that produces classic wheezing and coughing but from a source other than bronchial constriction. The term cardiac asthma refers to wheezing associated with heart failure. Depending upon how severe the symptoms are, this wheezing can be a medical emergency. In true asthma the lungs are the original source of the [...]
Your heart can fail to work when it is unable to pump effectively the blood to the rest of the body. It can happen for a variety of reasons including coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, cardiomyopathy, and also because of valveular heart disease. Coronary artery disease is when there is an impaired functioning of [...]
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 [...]
by Dr. David G. Williams Moving on to more “exotic” techniques to increase immune system efficiency, we come to castor oil. I can remember my dad telling me time after time about his mother’s devotion to castor oil when he was growing up. At the first sign of any illness in one child, she would [...]
Misinformation does not only create vague pictures of a condition but will also likely cause people to believe things that do not actually exist. Among those conditions that typically receive serious amounts of myths are psychological and behavioral disorders, partly because psychological conditions are often hard to understand and seem mysterious. In this article, we [...]
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