Smoking And Heart Disease – Is There A Connection?

The answer to the question is a resounding YES. Smoking is unhealthy. You know it. The kids know it. Still several people haven’t yet kicked the bad habit of smoking. Before talking about the connection between smoking and heart attack, about the evil effects of smoking, or how exactly it affects your heart health, or the reasons why should you quit, let us ponder on the basics – why do you smoke at all irrespective of the fact that it’s not doing any favor to your body? Perhaps because it gives you a rush! Perhaps because the white sti... Read more ...


Heart Disease and Stroke – Let’s Identify the Risk Factors

There are many risk factors for coronary disease and stroke. While some risk factors such ethnicity, gender, genetic, age, family history can’t be changed, other risk factors such as tobacco exposure, high cholesterol, high BP, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, exposure to alcohol, diabetes and unhealthy diets and lifestyle can be controlled. Here’s the irrefutable logic – more the risk factors for coronary disease you have, greater the chances are for you to develop it. But the good news is; most of the risk factors are controllable. This me... Read more ...


Yes. Obesity Increases the Risk for Heart Diseases

It’s complicated indeed when it comes to the relationship between extra weight and heart failure. As a matter of fact; obesity has a deep seated connection with multiple health conditions, which includes but not limited to high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood cholesterol. Obesity or more precisely extra weight increases the risk for heart disease and heart attacks. There is no denying obesity stands as a growing metabolic disorder affecting not only the US population but affecting the developing world as well. Obe... Read more ...


Heart Failure in Children – The Causes, Signs, Symptoms and More

Yes. Heart disease can be tragic in children. There are a number of heart problems, which can affect children. Heart problems in children may include Congenital heart defects Viral infections (that affect the heart) Heart disease acquired due to genetic syndromes or illness For a child to develop optimally, the heart needs to maintain the normal pump function. It is all about providing optimal blood flow throughout the body. Sad but true; often the child’s heart may not function normally. Medically; this is known as ‘heart failure’. Th... Read more ...


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