Cardiovascular Disorders

Cardiac arrest

A cardiac arrest can best be described as a sudden and abrupt loss of heart function. This can occur in a person whether or not they have been diagnosed with heart disease however if this occurs suddenly and unexpectedly, it is called sudden cardiac arrest. Unfortunately many people have been prone to sudden deaths which […]

Physical symptoms of high blood pressure

High blood pressure is a serious health condition that can lead to serious life-threatening problems. In order to maintain your blood pressure at a healthy rate, you should know how to spot the physical signs of high blood pressure. You should understand that the physical symptoms of this condition do not always show up every […]

Coronary artery disease

Coronary artery disease otherwise known as atherosclerosis causes lesions to form on the arteries and it can slowly cause the calcification of the arterial walls, something which can become quite serious over time. As someone who has this condition starts to age, their arteries begin to lose elasticity and there are a number of health […]

Causes of high blood sugar

Hyperglycaemia is the medical name for when your blood sugar (glucose) levels rise temporarily. Hypoglycaemia is the complete opposite, and when you have low blood sugar levels. As you may be aware glucose comes from the majority of foods, and there are certain chemicals that are able to produce glucose in both the liver and […]

Tachycardia treatment

Tachycardia refers to a medical condition where a person’s heart rate rises above normal resting levels. The word “tachycardia” literally comes from the Greek words meaning “rapid heart.” What exactly a normal heart rate is depends on the person – age is normally the biggest contributing factor in determining the normal upper threshold for heart […]

Cardiac dysrhythmia

A cardiac dysrhythmia is a cardiovascular problem which involves having an abnormal heart rate. This is a problem which a number of people have and it can either fall below or go above the normal range for an adult person who is anywhere between 60 and 100 beats per minute. It is a potentially life […]

Lower blood pressure naturally

It is estimated that one in four people in the United States suffer from high blood pressure. Recent studies have also shown that up to 15% of deaths in America can cite high blood pressure as a contributing factor. In actual fact, high blood pressure is one of the leading killers along with heart attacks, […]

PAD symptoms

PAD, or peripheral artery disease, mainly affects the arteries outside the heart and brain. It is most commonly found in the arteries of the pelvis and legs. PAD is a fairly similar condition to coronary artery disease (CAD) and carotid artery disease. Both these conditions refer to atherosclerosis in certain arteries which, respectively, supply the […]

Pulmonary hypertension treatment

Those who have pulmonary hypertension have problems with their blood pressure, specifically in the pulmonary artery as well as in the pulmonary capillaries. It tends to increase to dangerously high levels and can easily cause such symptoms as fainting as well as dizziness and inability to catch one’s breath. In some extremely severe cases it […]

Normal blood sugar levels

Your blood sugar levels can best be described as the amount of glucose (or sugar) that is present in the blood. It is often referred to as the plasma glucose level and is typically expressed in millimoles per litre (mmol/l). You will find that normal blood sugar levels stay within an extremely narrow limit throughout […]

Cardiac diet

Cardiovascular health is an important part to an individual’s overall well being. The cardiac diet is prescribed for those who are at great risk for a heart attack or who have already had one. Conditions that put an individual at risk for a heart attack are high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia, obesity, and previous heart attack; […]

Cholesterol lowering diet

Cholesterol is a natural product found in the body, but is also found in some foods. For this reason, there can be an overabundance of cholesterol, thus having a negative impact on the body. While high cholesterol is a serious issue that can lead to even more serious and life-threatening problems, there are important steps […]

Gestational hypertension

When a woman is pregnant there is generally an increase in blood volume and a decrease in blood pressure. For this reason it is not normal when a woman has high blood pressure while pregnant. Gestational hypertension is a condition where a woman develops high blood pressure during the last few months of her pregnancy. […]

Poor circulation symptoms

If the flow of blood is restricted to certain areas of the body this may cause poor circulation. It is most often found in areas of extremities, such as the arms and legs. However poor circulation may also seriously affect the functioning of the heart and brain, especially if it is left untreated. Peripheral artery […]

Prehypertension symptoms

Hypertension is the other name for high blood pressure, a condition when the pressure of the blood is higher than normal. Blood pressure itself is the force exerted by the flow of the blood on the arterial walls. This force can be distinguished by two other factors, the systolic and diastolic blood pressures. The systolic […]

Obesity and cardiovascular disease

On every diet site that discusses the dangers of obesity, you’ll find the same sentence: Obesity increases your risk of cardiovascular disease. When you see this sentence everywhere, and no one explains what it means, it no longer sounds like a scary risk and begins to become just words that have no meaning. Today, you […]

Angina symptoms and treatment

Angina, or angina pectoris, is a form of chest discomfort caused by a decreased blood oxygen supply to an area of the heart muscle. The most common cause is a narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries because of atherosclerosis. The onset of angina often occurs during or immediately after exertion. Other triggers may include […]

Natural blood thinners

For a person who’s blood functions are working normally, an injury that causes blood loss would eventually stop bleeding because of a blood clot that your body forms. Your body has certain proteins for these purposes. However, when a blood clot forms and moves throughout your circulatory system, it can cause serious problems. If the […]

Hypertensive heart disease

Hypertensive heart disease is a name that is given to several heart diseases that are caused by uncontrolled hypertension. The prolonged elevation of the blood pressure causes damage to the coronary arteries and the myocardium or heart muscle which in turn causes issues such as left ventricular hypertrophy. These diseases include congestive heart failure, angina, […]

Thoracic aortic aneurysm

An aneurysm is an abnormal widening or ballooning of a portion of an artery. It can be caused by a weakness in one of the walls of any blood vessel. A thoracic aortic aneurysm is a widening or ballooning of a portion of the aorta. This means that a portion of the aorta wall has […]

Heart blockage symptoms

A heart blockage, otherwise known as cardiovascular disease, is a leading cause of death among both men and women. As a result of high cholesterol levels, plaque builds up in the artery walls. Over time, the plaque will rupture, causing the formation of a blood clot. When this blood clot is loose and moving through […]

CHF treatment

Congestive heart failure (CHF) cannot actually be cured however there are various forms of treatment that can often relieve the symptoms and will dramatically improve your quality of life. Treatment can include specific medications, a change in diet and lifestyle, and there is also specialized care for those who are suffering from the advanced stages […]

Myocardial infarction treatment

Myocardial infarction is another name for a heart attack and it happens when the blood supply to the heart is interrupted, causing heart cells to die. The most common cause is due to a ruptured plaque from the artery walls that causes a blockage in the arteries leading to the heart. The result is an […]

Thrombosed hemorrhoid treatment

Hemorrhoids occur naturally in the anal canal; put simply, they help with stool control. They are composed of arteries, veins, and connective tissue that help cushion the passage of stools. When they become swollen or inflamed, they become pathological, and typically at this point are referred to as piles (but can still be called hemorrhoids). […]

Causes of heart attacks

Heart attacks are a very scary thing. They can come on suddenly, with no warning, or they can painfully buildup, only for an individual to experience all at once. Regardless of how long it takes for the symptoms to appear, getting treatment is critical for survival; it must be given with 6-8 hours. Heart attacks, […]

Lymphedema treatment

When a person is suffering from an obstruction in the lymphatic system, the condition is known as lymphedema. When someone suffers lymphedema, fluid is retained in the body, which then causes the body’s tissues to swell. People suffering lymphedema are at risk for infection when fluids of the body, such as interstitial fluid, are returned […]

Abdominal aneurysm surgery

For many patients, there is nothing scarier to hear come out of a doctor’s mouth than the word “aneurysm.” This is likely because we have been conditioned by television and the movies to think of aneurysms as scary medical conditions that can strike without warning, bursting and causing immediate death. But what if I were […]

What makes triglycerides high?

Triglycerides are the most common kind of fatty molecule in most living organisms. A triglyceride is a glycerol which has been esterified with three fatty acids, which is why the prefix “tri” appears prominently at the beginning of the word. We hear a lot about triglycerides as they related to health, and how having too […]

Arrhythmia symptoms

When a person talks about arrhythmia symptoms they are having they are talking about symptoms that are caused by a heart rate or heart beat that is abnormal. A normal heart rate is 70 beats per minute. However if you are an athlete your heart rate may even be a little slower than that and […]

Pulmonary arterial hypertension

Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a type of blood pressure that affects the arteries of the lungs and right side of the heart. It begins when the small pulmonary arteries (lungs arteries) and capillaries become blocked, narrowed or destroyed. This makes the heart difficult to flow the blood through the lungs, thus increase the blood pressure […]