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Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Weight Loss and Medications – Types and Their Side Effects (Part 2) Nov 9th, 2020

In Part 1 of this blog, we established that you can take weight loss medications as long as you are maintaining a healthy lifestyle with exercise and a balanced diet. If your lifestyle modifications are not letting you shed those few extra pounds or a medical complication is making it...

Weight Loss Medications – Yes, You Can Take Them! (Part 1) Nov 5th, 2020

One would assume that a problem like terrorism would be the end of our world, but NO! People’s lives are at stake because of excessive weight. According to CDC, 42.4% of America’s population battled with obesity in the years 2017 and 2018. The numbers have only risen from there onwards....

Myths About Weight Loss Drugs Oct 13th, 2020

Like all other drugs, weight loss medications also lose their efficacy after 6 to 12 months. In the start, you will see a drastic change in your body. You will lose about 5 to 15% of your body fat in the first few weeks. After that, you will lose weight...

Types of Cardiac Stents and Their Benefits Sep 9th, 2020

When it comes to cardiac stents, people often ask, “Do they cure coronary artery diseases (CAD)?” The short is, no. However, the stent does help treat the problem. What we know about CAD is that the plaque in an artery narrows the passageway in your heart, which stops blood from...

The Necessity of Cardiac Stents – The Whats and Whys of Protecting Your Heart Aug 21st, 2020

Do you have a history of heart disease in your family? How familiar are you with all the treatment methods out there for heart problems? One of the most revolutionary moments in medical procedures was the implantation of a cardiac stent, which was performed in 1986. Since then, this procedure...

Heart Disease and Pregnancy Jul 28th, 2020

Pregnant women are quite vulnerable to a number of medical conditions that not only threaten the life of the mother but that of the child too. The strain of pregnancy can put a lot of stress on the mother’s heart, which poses serious and severe long-term complications. According to a...

Kidney Disease and Heart Disease – Is There a Link? May 1st, 2020

What is Kidney Disease?  The job of your kidneys is to filter waste products from your blood. If they get damaged, they are not able to do their job properly.   Kidney damage can cause a buildup of wastes in your body. This condition happens gradually over years, and is known...

Fighting Heart Disease in Women Apr 1st, 2020

What Kind of Heart Diseases are Common in Women?  The kinds of heart diseases that are common in women are:  Coronary Microvascular Disease Women are often victims of coronary microvascular disease. This disease affects the arteries in your heart.A patient of coronary microvascular has damaged arteries, which makes it harder...

The Threat of Coronavirus (CoV) to Your Cardiovascular Health Mar 17th, 2020

It’s been two months and the death toll due to Coronavirus has reached 3,830. Around 110,071 cases have been brought to attention and only 62,280 people have recovered. It is suspected that the number of cases is much higher as there has been underutilization of testing in many countries.   In...

Congestive Heart Failure – Treatable and Reversible Mar 13th, 2020

The job of the heart is to pump blood to all other organs, and if there is a problem with the heart, the entire body will suffer.  Congestive heart failure of CHF is a chronic disease that progresses with time. This disease affects the heart muscles, which controlblood circulation. This...

Sudden Death in Athletes Jul 18th, 2018

While reading the newspaper or watching the evening news, you must have come across a piece or story that mentioned the sudden death of an athlete on the field or on the court. That must have had you thinking: why does that happen? How can a person who was perfectly...

Health Benefits of Coffee and Caffeine Jul 18th, 2018

Don’t drink too much coffee; you will burn a hole in your stomach! Yeah, we have all heard that sentence multiple times. Most of us don’t function properly until we have had our morning coffee. And now you have another reason to drink that heavenly nectar – coffee and caffeine...

Obstructive Sleep Apnea – An Overview Jun 18th, 2018

Obstructive Sleep Apnea or OSA is a common sleep disorder, but can be potentially dangerous. If you are suffering from this disorder, your breathing will stop and start repeatedly during sleep.In obstructive sleep apnea, the muscles of your throat relax intermittently, which causes our airway to get blocked while sleeping....

Stress and Heart Disease Jun 18th, 2018

There are a lot of factors that can lead you to have heart disease, like diabetes, obesity, family history, etc.But one factor that is often ignored is stress. Most people think that stress is not a factor, but a cause of heart disease. That is actually not true.Though people who...

The Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet Jun 4th, 2018

It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. And diet plays a vital role in that. Having a Mediterranean diet will not only be beneficial for your health, but also your heart.Limiting unhealthy fats from your diet will be very beneficial for the health of your heart. A healthy diet...

How to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis When Traveling Jun 4th, 2018

You must have heard stories of people getting blood clots during long journeys. But are you at risk? What should you do to prevent yourself from getting blood clots?Here are answers to a few of the pressing questions you may have. What is Deep Vein Thrombosis? The blood clots that...

CT Coronary Artery Calcium Scan: What is it? May 29th, 2018

CalciumCalcium is very important for your bones, but for your heart, it can be dangerous. Excess calcium in your heart can cause you to have heart diseases.Plaque in your coronary arteries is made from the substances found in blood like calcium, cholesterol, fats, and other substances. The plaque takes a...

Bariatric Surgery: How & Why It Works May 23rd, 2018

Most people don’t often treat obesity as a disease. But the truth is that is exactly what it is. Obesity is a condition that is gripping millions of Americans. And the health-related problems that come with this condition are not pleasant.Obese people are at a higher risk of getting diabetes...

Does Red Yeast Rice Lower Cholesterol? May 14th, 2018

CholesterolHaving a high level of cholesterol is bad for your health. Elevated cholesterol is one of the main catalysts for you developing a coronary heart disease.Heart disease is one of the leading causes of deaths in the United States, so it is important that you keep your heart healthy. Cholesterol...

Heart Attack: A Women’s Issue May 1st, 2018

Rosie O'Donnell is an American comedian, actress, author, and television personality. In August of 2012, she suffered a heart attack, something that she only came to know a day later.It was a regular day – she was going about her work, everything was normal, apart from a slight feeling of uneasiness....

Famous Hearts and Their Problems Mar 28th, 2018

Introduction to Heart DiseaseThe human heart is the engine of the body, so to speak. It is basically a pump that moves blood to where it is required around the body. The heart is made up of four chambers separated by valves and it is divided into two halves. Each...