Heart Health

Cholesterol Myths and facts

You are fat and people make you believe that you have so much cholesterol within that you are just few days away from your rendezvous with that fatal heart attack. Days come and go, you are still hale and hearty and the cholesterol in your body has the last laugh! The fact is Cholesterol is […]

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Hypertension commonly known as high blood pressure is a very common cause of strokes and heart attacks the world over. The World Hypertension League (WHL) has been working towards spreading awareness about the same since the last 40 years and their efforts have paid off well. In 2005, WHL initiated the first ever World Hypertension […]

shopping list

When you go out shopping for your grocery, you have a list of products that you are going to buy or plan to buy. But have you ever sat down and given it a thought, whether these food and related products are good for the health of your heart or not!!! With the products becoming […]

The Truth about CPR

CPR

At some point in time most of us have been exposed to CPR training. It is so prevalent in our society that it almost seems like a rite of passage. I know for a fact that I have had CPR training at least four times before I even entered college. But it wasn’t until I […]

Heart Health

The importance of your heart cannot be overstated. Very simply put, your heart is absolutely essential to your survival, and a healthy heart can mean the difference between a happy life and one filled with potential medical difficulties.  Tip Number One: Eat Heart Healthy Foods One that is concerned about heart health should eat heart […]

Know all about LIPID PROFILE

Lipid profile

Lipid profile is a commonly performed lab test performed to detect abnormalities in blood cholesterol and its components. Deranged values often suggest cardiovascular (heart disease) risk. Who should do it & how often? Recommendations suggest- In children, this test is not routinely performed. Some organization assess it once between 9 to 11 years of age […]

What is a heart attack?

heart attack

Our heart works 24x7x365; we seldom realize it, unless we experience pounding heart beats! We neglect our heart very conveniently and take it for granted! On one fine morning somebody starts feeling chest pain, sweating, numbness in arms & back, stomach discomfort, shortness of breath & finally collapses with a heart attack… Then he/she (if […]

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Heart disease is the single largest cause of death in India with heart attacks being accountable for one third of all deaths caused by heart diseases. Many of the Indians don’t act quickly; make it to the hospital on time for help. When a heart attack happens, delay in treatment can be deadly. So, it […]

Prehypertension  Are you at risk

You all might be familiar with ‘hypertension’ but many of you may not be aware of – ‘prehypertension’. Well don’t worry its not a new illness but a warning sign. First, let us revise the basics of blood pressure. Definition – What is blood pressure? The pressure exerted by the blood on the wall of blood […]

Eat Breakfast & Save Your Heart

” Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” Missing it out has been found to increase risk of heart disease. A 16 year long study published in American Heart Association journal circulation says that skipping breakfast increases the risk of heart attacks by 27 % in men. Men those who reported skipping breakfast were […]