Jan 23, 2015
Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body. Your cardiovascular system, nervous system, muscles, kidneys, hormone-secreting glands, liver, and brain all rely on it for proper functioning.
Jan 16, 2015
A healthy heart beats between 60 and 80 times a minute. (The average rate is 72.) Any significant deviation from that range is a heartbeat irregularity, also called arrhythmia.
Jan 9, 2015
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is comprised of two main conditions: chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Both disrupt the breathing process and make victims feel that something is obstructing their breathing.
Jan 2, 2015
In general, the risk factors for heart attack in men are the same for women. But these factors play out differently according to gender.
Dec 26, 2014
Some people contend that the pollutants we are bombarded with daily cause a buildup of lead, other metals, and harmful minerals in the blood. They further suggest that this is a major cause of heart disease.
Dec 18, 2014
Throughout my life I've had two great interests: medicine and anthropology. I've traveled the world to study ancient and contemporary cultures, and have learned to look at health as a culturally driven feature of human life. I have also learned that heart disease is a...
Dec 11, 2014
Even if you have valvular heart disease, exercising within your limits is recommended for overall health. It has a positive effect on many of the risk factors of heart problems.
Dec 5, 2014
Estrogen is the hormone that regulates the sexual and reproductive development that occurs in women, most noticeably at puberty. When a woman goes through menopause, her estrogen production declines dramatically.