Learn about a variety of health-related issues of importance to women.
Causes of Obesity
Obesity is one of the top social concerns of our day. It is associated with an increased risk of chronic medical problems such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. It is a potentially preventable condition. This article will discuss the contributors to obesity.
Epidemiology of Hypertension
Hypertension is a condition whereby the blood pressure is consistently over 140/90 in an untreated individual. Its management is the most common reason for doctor’s visits in non-pregnant adults in the U.S. Read this article to learn who is affected.
Evaluation of Heart Disease
Heart disease, most prevalent medical condition in the adult population is a well-studied problem and the knowledge gained has led to precise evaluation and treatments. Read this article to learn about tests which can identify the presence of this disease.
Heart Disease Presentation
The number 1 killer, heart disease, develops gradually and then presents with acute life-threatening problems or subtly with mild symptoms. Read this article to understand the signs and symptoms.
Heart Disease Prevention
Heart disease, the most common cause of death in both men and women in the U.S., can present with as an acute life-threatening problem or subtly with mild symptoms. The good news is: it can be prevented in many cases. Read this article to learn more.
Hemorrhagic strokes represent 20% of all cerebrovascular accidents (CVA). The presentation and management are different than an ischemic stroke and the prognosis is much worse. Read this article to learn more.
Hypertension is defined as blood pressure greater than 140/90. Once hypertension is diagnosed a thorough evaluation is indicated to discover possible causes of secondary hypertension. Read this article to learn about the necessary tests.
An ischemic stroke occurs when the blood supply to a region of the brain is blocked resulting in tissue death. It is the cause of 80% of all strokes. The causes of the ischemia are variable but atherosclerosis (plaque build up in the arteries) is a major contributor. This article will explain more.
Medications for Hypertension
High blood pressure is the most common reason for office visits in non-pregnant adults. Approximately 30% of adults in the U.S. suffer from this problem. Different categories of medications have been developed to treat high blood pressure. This article will review the various categories.
Obesity and Lifestyle
More than 30% of people worldwide suffer from obesity. It increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Those who are obese have a higher rate of death and disease than normal weight individuals. This article discusses the role of lifestyle in the development of obesity.
Prevalence of Obesity
Obesity has become a worldwide epidemic. It is predicted that 50% of the world’s population will be overweight or obese by 2030. The concern about obesity is not the condition but the consequences. Read this article to learn more.
The Development of Heart Disease
The number 1 cause of death in the world is heart disease. It is preventable! The first step is to understand the factors that contribute its development. Read this article to learn how heart disease develops.
Treatment of Heart Disease
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Treatment of Hypertension
There are two categories of hypertension or high blood pressure: benign essential and secondary hypertension. Treatment for secondary hypertension is dependent on the underlying cause. Read this article to learn about treatment options.
Understanding Heart Disease
Heart Disease is the number 1 cause of death in the U.S. and the world! What is Heart Disease? How does it occur? What can be done to prevent it? Read this article to find out.
Hypertension or high blood pressure occurs when the blood vessels of the arterial system become constricted forcing the heart to work harder to pump the blood to the tissues of the body. Read this article to learn more about this common problem.
TStroke or cerebrovascular accident (CVA), is the 2nd most common cause of death worldwide and the 3rd most common cause of death in the United States. It occurs when there is a decrease in blood supply to the brain resulting in tissue damage. Read this article to learn more.
Understanding the Heart
Heart Disease is the number 1 cause of death in the U.S. and the world! Most people know this but many people are not clear on how the heart works and why it is susceptible to damage. Read this article to learn more.
Obesity has become a worldwide epidemic, affecting more than 30% of adults. More than 30% of children are overweight or obese increasing their likelihood of becoming obese adults. What can be done?
What is Obesity?
The prevalence of obesity has risen sharply in the past decades and now has reached epidemic proportions. Obesity has become one of the top social concerns of our day. But what is obesity and why is it a problem? This article will explain.
What Will I Die From?
What will I die from? Have you ever asked yourself this question? Most people choose not to think about it but we all have to die from something. Most of us hope and pray that it will be painless and much later. Giving some thought to this question could potentially save your life, earlier.
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Heart disease kills more people annually than any other disorder. It develops slowly over time and can present with mild symptoms or cause sudden death. Some people are more likely than others to develop it. Read this article to know if you are at risk.
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